Art

A COLOURFUL GLIMPSE OF MINING LIFE

A COLOURFUL GLIMPSE OF MINING LIFE

Wakefield artist, Seanna Doonan tells the story of Wakefield’s mining community with her Shine a Light exhibition, a vibrant collection of work depicting miners at work, at home and at play. Growing up in a family of musicians, Seanna is inspired by the folk songs of childhood and the social struggles of the city’s working […]

THE CITY COMES TO LIFE WITH EYE-CATCHING ART WORK

THE CITY COMES TO LIFE WITH EYE-CATCHING ART WORK

Eye-catching artwork by a Leeds student has been brightening up Briggate this week as Leeds welcomed tens of thousands of shoppers back to the city centre. The colourful creations by Kat Sheath have been put in place in one of the city’s most famous retail hotspots as part of efforts to make the city centre […]

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 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 […]