Art and the City - Leeds College of Art

Leeds College of Art

Published: 01 October 2015

Leeds College of Art is one of the few remaining independent, specialist art colleges in the UK. We went along to the opening of their 2015 degree show and talked to staff and graduating students about the college and its cultural position within the city.

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This series of films is supported by Leeds Inspired.

About Leeds Inspired

Leeds Inspired is part of the city's cultural programme that celebrates arts events and projects throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’s residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a 'What's On' events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council.

About the British Art Show 8

The British Art Show last came to Leeds in 1990, just a year before the launch of AXIS (then hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University) as the UK's first ever Visual Arts Exchange and Information Service.

The British Art Show, organised every five years by the Hayward Gallery as part of the Hayward Touring programme, is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK and a major event for the cities that host it. After Leeds the show will go on tour to a further three cities - Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to tell the story of art and artists in Leeds at a moment when all eyes will be on the city for the launch of one of the biggest events in the UK art calendar.

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