People of Wellington Place: Holly Prosser

Wellington Place is more than just bricks and mortar, it’s a thriving community powered by people.  This series of interviews aims to highlight some of the people of Wellington Place, share their inspirational stories and find out why Wellington Place is much more than just a place to work

With a new year now upon us, we’re continuing our partnership with Leeds Art University and our Artist’s Window competition, which provides talented artists with a platform to display their finest masterpieces. BA in Creative Advertising student Holly Prosser is the first artist to take the spotlight at 11 Wellington Place in 2024.

What’s your background in art?

I studied art at A-level and then did a foundation year in art and design before undertaking a BA in Creative Advertising at Leeds Art University.

What’s the name of your art piece and can you tell us about it?

My piece is called ‘September’, and it’s inspired by the long autumn walks that I used to take when I arrived in Leeds in first year. I’m originally from Hereford, and I found it really comforting to walk round the city when missing home. The colours are representative of the golden shades of the season and the buildings depicted are ones which are particularly prominent in the city, like the Corn Exchange, which I took a particular interest in during my first year of studies.


What does it mean to you that your work is displayed at Wellington Place?

It has been an exciting opportunity to have my work displayed to a wider audience beyond the university setting.  There are so many people that visit and work at Wellington Place, so to have my work showcased here is a privilege and will hopefully lead to further opportunities.


Where can people find your work?

I’m currently using the Instagram account @advertising_holly to house a portfolio of work related to my course. Be sure to look at the photography of Thomas Phillips on his Instagram account @goxmagazine to see some of the inspiration that I drew upon for the brief.

What are your future plans?

Looking beyond my course, my plan is to find work in an advertising agency. I also hope that this won’t be my last collaboration with Wellington Place, I’d love to have more work featured in the future.

You can view our previous artist window installations here and here.