TO EMERGING NEW TALENT
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 Hill Campus, recently unveiled by Leeds City College.
Part of University Centre Leeds the new gallery promises space for emerging artists, producing work on themes pertinent to today’s culture. Sited at the top of the newly inaugurated Playhouse Gardens, the gallery will provide visitors with an exciting and contemporary feel, further boosting the artistic and cultural credentials of the area.
Tom Poultney, who heads up Creative Arts at University Centre Leeds, said: “BLANK_ gallery will be a unique space, which showcases some amazing new artists. Quarry Hill Campus is an inspiring new learning environment, and the gallery will be an opportunity for members of the public to explore a full spectrum of creative disciplines. Seeing emerging artists on display at the campus will also give our students something to aspire to and feed their own creativity, by mixing in those circles.”
“Visitors can expect to see a real mix of genres, which will provide a platform for up-and-coming artists. Exhibitors will be chosen by a selection panel, represented by well-established arts institutions, such as Curatorspace, BasementArtsProject, Index Festival and Come Find Us. Every few months, exhibitors will change, and the public will continually be able to see something fresh.”