Art

NEW ART HOSTEL IN LEEDS

NEW ART HOSTEL IN LEEDS

EAST STREET ARTS SECURES PERMANENT HOME FOR LARGER-SCALE ART HOSTEL IN LEEDS Arts charity secures New York Studios for new Art Hostel for the city New bigger site will be part of creative Complex in Mabgate alongside Patrick Studios and Convention House art and tech hub £400,000 Arts Council England Capital Grant secured for art […]

TETLEY IS MORE THAN JUST BEER

TETLEY IS MORE THAN JUST BEER

Tetley’s and the original home of Tetley’s Brewery, The Tetley, now a centre for contemporary art and learning, have today announced a new scheme to support emerging talent in Leeds. The Tetley’s Associate Artists Programme (TAAP) is a year-long programme that will support the development of local artists through a tailored mentoring and development and […]

SOUTH BANK ART INSTALLATION

SOUTH BANK ART INSTALLATION

The South Bank regeneration programme has received another boost with the addition of a vibrant art installation by acclaimed artist, Morag Myerscough. The colourful design has been installed within a pedestrian crossing, a first for Leeds and the North of England. The project was commissioned by Leeds City Council who were looking for a partner […]

CITY CENTRE ARTWORK

CITY CENTRE ARTWORK

Leeds Beckett University art students, graduates and staff will see their work displayed on a giant media wall in the new Platform building above Leeds train station as part of a project curated by Senior Lecturer, Alan Dunn. Eighteen current students, eight members of staff and four graduates have created graphics for the Four Words: […]

THE ART OF WAR

THE ART OF WAR

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds will be hosting a touring exhibition from Preston Park Museum titled Spence: The Art of War. The series of watercolours were painted by Colonel Gilbert Ormerod Spence and depict his time spent in active service during the First World War between 1915 and 1918. They will be displayed in […]

THE WINDOWS OF LEEDS

THE WINDOWS OF LEEDS

With the MOBO Awards returning to Leeds later this month, commuters and visitors alike are being greeted with a special MOBO welcome to the city centre. The iconic two metre-high typographic ‘Windows of Leeds’ letters (which stand on the station’s south concourse) have had a MOBO make-over for the run up to the awards being […]

GET THE PICTURE

GET THE PICTURE

The second of four art installations, created by students from Leeds Arts University has been unveiled in pride of place at 5 Wellington Place. After an array of impressive competition entries submitted by students across various courses, the judging panel whittled it down to just four successful artists, to showcase their very own creations. The […]

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 […]

ART GALLERY TO REOPEN

ART GALLERY TO REOPEN

Leeds Art Gallery  will reopen its galleries to the public on 13 October 2017, after a period of closure to undergo essential repairs to the original roof and the historic Victorian building. Reopening programme highlights will include the ARTIST ROOMS Joseph Beuys exhibition, and new acquisitions by leading contemporary artists such as young American artist […]

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