Artists sought for new Kirkstall Leisure Centre artwork

10 June 2016

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Contemporary artists are being sought to design new public artwork which will be displayed in Kirkstall.

The artwork will be sited on land in front of the Kirkstall Leisure Centre at the crossroads between Abbey Lane, Kirkstall Lane, Bridge Road and Kirkstall Road.

The Tetley is working in partnership with Leeds City Council on the commission.

The artist brief says:

“Currently this part of Kirkstall is dominated by significant traffic management infrastructure including road signals, signage and pedestrian crossings. This combined with nearby derelict and empty shop units provides a poor welcome to Kirkstall for residents and visitors alike and is particularly unattractive from a pedestrian perspective.”

The brief advises artists that the scale of the artwork ‘should be considered in terms of its impact on both pedestrians and road users’.

It adds:

“The significant history of the area should be also considered by those submitting, though direct representation of this is not required.

“Thought should be given in applications to the possibilities of involving local communities in the development and creation of the piece and time and budget within submissions should allow for this.”

More details can be found here.




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