The second of four art installations, created by students from Leeds Arts University has been unveiled in the reception of 5 Wellington Place.
After an array of impressive competition entries submitted by students across various courses, the judging panel whittled it down to just four successful artists, to showcase their very own creations at Wellington Place. The difficult decision was left down to representatives from the companies that occupy 5 Wellington Place, Slav Sedlan of Willis Towers Watson, Harmajinder Hayre of Ward Hadaway and MEPC’s James Dipple. Inspiration for all of the pieces submitted was taken from Leeds and the surrounding county, with entrants using a mixture of artistic techniques.
The second piece to be hung at the expanding Wellington Place development is a skyline of the city created by BA (Hons) Illustration student Janice Leung.
Competition winner Janice Leung, said: “I was shocked when it was announced that my piece would be hung in a public space, it’s a great opportunity to showcase our work. Leeds is such a refreshing city and I hope that I can inspire others to appreciate the beauty and character of the buildings around us, as that’s what makes each city unique.”
“I wanted the piece to focus on details in the skyline that people may not otherwise notice when they walk through the city, particularly with the constant developments that are changing the landscape. The project has confirmed my passion to pursue this as a career.”
The artwork will be followed by a further two pieces from students at Leeds Arts University, and will be displayed on a quarterly basis throughout the year.
So, if you haven’t already, make sure you pop in and take a look at the piece for yourself, and discover a new bit of the Leeds skyline that you’ve never noticed before.