Art

THE CREATIVE EARTH ….

THE CREATIVE EARTH ….

An art competition for young people across the UK has launched, with the winners having their artwork displayed at the COP26 Climate Change conference this year in Glasgow. The Creative Earth competition is part of a UK Government initiative, Together for our Planet, and launched in collaboration with the WWF to encourage young people to […]

THE SHOW WILL GO ON AFTER LOCKDOWN

THE SHOW WILL GO ON AFTER LOCKDOWN

The projectors may have been turned off for the third national lockdown, but the team behind the popular York attraction have promised that the lights will stay on a little longer – visitors will now have until 6 June 2021 to immerse themselves in over 200 of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings.     At […]

MURAL TO RUGBY LEAGUE LEGEND

MURAL TO RUGBY LEAGUE LEGEND

A mural of rugby league legend Rob Burrow, whose courageous fight against motor neurone disease (MND) continues to inspire people from across the world is set for completion in Leeds city centre later this week. Depicted wearing the famous colours of Leeds Rhinos – the club synonymous with the former scrum-half during his glittering playing […]

MURAL BLOSSOMS ….

MURAL BLOSSOMS ….

Plans to create a stunning new mural inspired by local plants and flowers are about to blossom in the heart of a Leeds community. The beautiful artwork will see volunteer group Incredible Edible Garforth teaming up with local artists Penny Rowe and Angela Hennessy to bring the imaginative mural to Main Street in Garforth later […]

AND THE WINNER IS……

AND THE WINNER IS……

The poet, writer and visual artist Redell Olsen has been announced as the winner of the £15,000 DARE Art Prize 2020-21 by the University of Leeds and Opera North, in association with the National Science and Media Museum and The Tetley, Leeds. Redell’s proposal includes the creation of a new song cycle and film, using […]

GO FULL STEAM AHEAD ….

GO FULL STEAM AHEAD ….

Following the announcement that this year’s Railway in Wartime event has been cancelled, North Yorkshire Moors Railways (NYMR) has launched a specially themed drawing competition, with the winner receiving a trip to the railway for their entire class, a personalised headboard and a Pullman Dining Experience for their favourite teacher and a guest.* The competition […]

NEW ARTS GALLERY ON LAMP POSTS

NEW ARTS GALLERY ON LAMP POSTS

The award-winning theatre company Slung Low have just opened a new art gallery with a difference in Leeds . Based in Holbeck and Beeston, the LS11 Art Gallery will display the best paintings, drawings and photographs created by artists of all ages, living in both of the aforementioned wards, on lamp posts for all to […]

NEW GALLERY GIVES A CREATIVE BOOST

NEW GALLERY GIVES A CREATIVE BOOST

  In a major boost to the Leeds Cultural Quarter, a new public gallery has been opened, which aims to help develop up-and-coming artists and provide a bridge between established institutions and the talent of tomorrow. The BLANK will be a permanent addition to the specialist Creative Arts higher education building on the new Quarry […]

LEEDS ARTIST SHOWS HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL

LEEDS ARTIST SHOWS HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL

An exhibition which includes Bay’s portraits of icons like Audrey Hepburn, Kate Moss and Frida Kahlo, alongside lesser-known but influential faces like Louise Brooks, Hedy Lamarr and Bella Hadid. Bay’s style is influenced by Film Noir and the Golden Age of Hollywood, and her paintings were recently featured by Grazia Magazine. “Painting the world’s most […]

IT’S NEARLY HERE

IT’S NEARLY HERE

Leeds Art Gallery will re-open on 13 October 2017 with a major Joseph Beuys exhibition. This marks an important return to the city by the artist, who last exhibited here with his 1983 exhibition Joseph Beuys: Drawings. This ARTIST ROOMS exhibition will introduce his iconic persona, sculptural language and ‘constellations of ideas’ to a new […]

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