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Beauty from the Floods... On tour

Beauty from the Floods... On tour
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until 5th April 2017

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North Bar

Upper Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU

Beauty from the floods - Limited Edition Screen prints

Seagulls is a not for profit Social Enterprise working to divert paint away from landfill whilst providing volunteering, training and employment opportunities for marginalised people across Leeds .

The floods on Boxing Day 2015 left our paint store and arts space under a metre of water.  Although it was a stressful and difficult time the support and help from the Leeds community was incredible and we were back on our feet within a few weeks. Our paint store holds nearly 10 tonnes of paint and a large majority of that had to be removed from the warehouse, tins checked, hosed down and returned to the shelves. Once the tins were removed Cat noticed that river silt, water and spilt paint left some striking patterns on shelving and floors; she was quick to grab her camera and capture the images. Seagulls is a colourful place to work and there is many a great photo opportunity to be had. The flood images were quite beautiful. We were lucky enough to harness the genius of Jonny Akers who turned them into amazing screen prints and the rest is history! Jonny has produced a series of a1 and a2 limited edition screen prints that make up the main body of the exhibition. All prints are for sale and can be purchased direct from North Bar.

Accidental Art - Photographs

To Compliment the screen prints we have selected a series of our accidental art. It is these photographs that kick started our love affair with Accidental Art. The images along this wall are all taken from the daily mess we create in our paint store.

All work is for sale and profits go towards supporting the enterprise.

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