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Blog. 06 July 2021

Hyde Park Art Club's graduate open call ‘VIM’ will be a selected showcase of brilliant work created by Leeds students during the global pandemic. We're accepting applications from artists who graduated in Leeds in 2020 / 2021 working in any media or discipline.

Visual Art
Blog. 27 May 2021


Written by: Leeds Arts University
Exhibitions Visual Art
Blog. 17 May 2021
Written by: Courtney Spencer
Exhibitions Visual Art
Blog. 31 March 2021
Written by: BasementArtsProject
Exhibitions Visual Art
Blog. 23 March 2021

The Old Red Bus Station (ORBS) is one of Leeds most loved grass roots venues, with a DIY ethic, vegan canteen, bar, exhibition space and underground club / event space. ORBS has been giving Leeds raw, cutting edge music for over five years and continues to support local and new talent. 

Visual Art
Blog. 26 February 2021

In Good Company, the Leeds organisation behind some of the city’s most striking murals and installations, has relaunched Posters for the People – its citywide art project, to raise funds to provide psychological support for essential frontline workers. 

Written by: In Good Company
Design Exhibitions Leeds Visual Art
Blog. 26 February 2021

Leeds Arts Centre’s new visual identity has been designed to reflect their socially engaged, community focussed approach to theatre making – hopefully raising a little cheer around the creative arts in the city along the way!

Written by: PROCESS play / Kevin Summers
Design Theatre Visual Art
Blog. 07 December 2020

In this guest blog, artist Penny Rowe talks about the new Edible Flower Mural in Garforth, funded through the Leeds Inspired Grant Scheme.

Community Leeds Visual Art
Blog. 09 April 2020

I am a second-year student studying Visual Communication at Leeds Arts University. My practice includes illustration, photography and video through to 3D design. Colour, play and fun have been my main influences for a long time and I'll always find ways to project them in my work, some way or another. 

Written by: Lucy Gordon
Design Illustration Lockdown Life Visual Art
Blog. 02 April 2020

PROCESS/play designed this series of posters with the aim of raising the profile of the Leeds chapter of The Modernist Society. Leeds Modernist Society is a creative project dedicated to celebrating and engaging with twentieth century architecture and design in the city, through publishing, events, exhibitions and creative collaborations.

Written by: Leeds Modernist Society
Design Lockdown Life Visual Art
Blog. 20 June 2016

My new comic book, On Sanity: One day in two lives,  is a rather special one. Not only because it has given me a chance to improve on a zine I made in 2008 but because, well… how many artists get to make a work with their mum? 

Written by: Una - Short courses and graphic novels
Illustration Literature Visual Art
Blog. 13 April 2016

Introducing Graham Pilling, the fourth of our Leeds Film Festival poster designers. Graham is a graphic artist who produces bold and compelling design and illustration work under the moniker Army of Cats.

Design Film Illustration Leeds Inspired Visual Art
Blog. 23 March 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.

Written by: Jacob Thompson-Bell
Music Visual Art
Blog. 24 February 2016

Casey Orr, photographer and lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, considers the words "I'm not a feminist but..."

Written by: Casey Orr
Community Design Festival Visual Art
Blog. 22 February 2016

Gill Crawshaw introduces the ideas behind 'Shoddy', an exhibition of disabled artists’ work.

Written by: Gill Crawshaw
Art Exhibitions Visual Art