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Windows Of Leeds

Windows Of Leeds
Written by Something More  06/04/2016

We are Something More; a design studio based here in Leeds that recently led the design and development of Leeds Train Station’s new installation, Windows of Leeds. The project has been a huge collaborative effort, working alongside a team of other local creatives. We thought it might be interesting to hear more about the design thinking that lies behind it.Following on from the success of the British Art Show 8’s arrival in Leeds, an exciting wave of new cultural and visual arts projects were happening around the city – championed under the ‘Unfold’ banner. As part of this programme, a new commission, supported by...

Leeds Film Festival Artist: Biserka

Leeds Film Festival Artist: Biserka
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  30/03/2016

Our third artist commissioned to produce one of four Leeds Film Festival posters is Biserka, an embroidery artist from Newcastle, living and working in Leeds.Biserka's work is figurative with strong narrative elements and explores the closeness between the two worlds we all inhabit; the ‘real’ world and that which exists within our own heads. All her pieces are created and sewn freehand, influenced by the stories of classical mythology mixed with a healthy dose of sci-fi and comic culture. The delicacy of Biserka's work contrasts with the subject matter which often celebrates the strange and the melancholic.   This May she will...

Graphic Scores

Graphic Scores
Written by Jacob Thompson-Bell  23/03/2016

Jacob Thompson-Bell is a composer and producer based in Leeds, U.K. He makes work combining visual imagery and musical performance, writes scores for contemporary classical ensembles, and creates electronic music and installations in galleries, concert halls and some more unusual public spaces. These days, he’s also spearheading a collaborative project called Fresh Yorkshire Aires.Last year I moved up to Leeds and began working on a project called Fresh Yorkshire Aires, bringing together artists and composers in the Yorkshire region.Since the project began in October, Fresh Yorkshire Aires has commissioned four artists, and there are exhibitions and live performances in the...

Compass Festival Opportunities

Compass Festival Opportunities
Written by Compass Live Art  18/03/2016

CALL FOR PROPOSALSCompass Festival,  Leeds' biennial festival of live art in the public realm, returns for a third edition on 11-20 November 2016. We are looking for bold work to place in Leeds city centre on the weekend 18-20 November. Work may take place in any public setting. We are especially interested in interactive works of long duration.The submission deadline is 29 March 2016  and information on how to apply can be found here http://compassliveart.org.uk/compass/news/national-call-out-for-artists-compass-festival-2016    COMPASS YOUNG PRODUCERSThe scheme first ran in 2014 in which participants took part in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the festival through hands on...

Leeds Film Festival Poster: Build

Leeds Film Festival Poster: Build
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  18/03/2016

The second of the Leeds Inspired / Leeds Film Festival poster commissions goes to Build, a design studio who recently re-located from London to Yorkshire. You'll find their work featured across an impressive list of publications and websites including Creative Review, Wired, Grafik and It's Nice That. Looking through Build's back catalogue of work it's impossible to ignore the bold shapes, eye popping colours and playful typography that feature in many of their projects. Build was started when Creative Director Michael left Sheffield design mavericks The Designers Republic, to ‘start something new’, and was joined by Nicky Place a couple of years...

Leeds Film Festival Artist: Louisa Foley

Leeds Film Festival Artist: Louisa Foley
Written by Abby Dix-Mason Leeds Inspired  16/03/2016

Introducing illustrator Louisa Foley; the first of the Leeds Inspired / Leeds International Film Festival poster artists. Louisa graduated from Leeds College of Art studying printed textiles and surface pattern design last year. "My practice is heavily illustration based combining a number of different techniques including: Hand drawn illustrations, collage, digital printing, hand embellishments and embroidery. I love colour, surrealism, and typography these all play a large role in my work which is inspired by a mash up of 60’s graphics, pop art, punk, kitsch and feminism. This eclectic mix leads me to some strange places but definitely reflect my playful...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...