Have your say on the University’s next Public Art commission
The new University Innovation and Enterprise Centre (UIEC), to be completed in 2018, will include a major public art commission and we want to hear your thoughts on the commission.
An artist's impression of the new UIEC.
University staff, students and members of the public are invited to share their thoughts and ideas for a new public art commission on campus, for the UIEC building. The following will be discussed:
- Can public art make a positive landmark in the cityscape?
- Can public art give character and identity to place-making?
- What do we like about existing public art on campus and in the wider city of Leeds?
- What do we want the new sculpture to say about the University and UIEC?
The consultation workshop will take place on Wednesday 22 June in the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, 3-4.30pm.
Layla Bloom (Curator, Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery) said: "Come and have your say! The UIEC building will be a new gateway to campus from the city centre, so we want to ensure that the associated art commission conveys the right messages to our wider community. We want an artwork that can communicate how this building will bring businesses to collaborate with the University and innovate together. With an impressive legacy of public art on campus already, the new commission must be of similar high quality but we also want a piece that makes people pause, think and possibly interact with it."
This event is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.
For further information, please contact the Gallery (0113 343 2778).Posted in: University news