MEPC showcases talent of Leeds-based artists

Final art installation at 5 Wellington Place

Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC is once again showcasing the best of local artistic talent with the unveiling of the final installation of a Leeds Art University series at its stunning city centre location, 5 Wellington Place.

The brand-new installation, a triptych of prints has been created by Charlotte Curnick and offers a unique perspective on iconic Leeds industrial buildings, all of which have helped form the fabric of our city’s rich history and culture. The pieces will be showcased in the foyer of 5 Wellington Place for the next three months, with the public welcome to come and view during business hours, Monday to Friday.

The art programme at Wellington Place has run for the past year and has showcased the winners of a competition with Leeds Art University that encouraged its students to explore their creativity whilst taking inspiration from the city and surrounding area. The winners were chosen from an impressive array of entries by a judging panel of representatives from occupying businesses at 5 Wellington Place. This included Slav Sedlan of Willis Towers Watson, Harmajinder Hayre of Ward Hadaway and MEPC’s CEO, James Dipple.

Competition winner Charlotte Curnick said: “I was so pleased when it was announced that my work would be hung in the space. It’s great that people who wouldn’t usually think to visit a gallery can now appreciate art as part of their everyday working lives. Moving to the city for university was one of the best decisions I ever made, and I’m glad that the brief allowed us to express all things great about Leeds.”

James Dipple, CEO of MEPC also commented: “We’re so proud to be able to support the Leeds community and showcase the wide variety of talent that the city has to offer. The entire series of installations has been extremely well received by the Wellington Place community and those visiting to enjoy the art and has hopefully shone a new light on the beauty of Leeds.”

Elli Whitefoot, Assistant Careers Employability & Enterprise Manager, Leeds Art University, added: “It’s fantastic to see the final piece of artwork competition exhibited at Wellington Place. We’re so proud of all that our students have achieved, and that their talent has been showcased in such a unique way. We’re sure that the final piece will receive the same incredible feedback that we’ve already had from the entries and installations.”