Leeds Life: Four artists are competing to create a huge sculpture in Leeds – take a look at their best work
4 NOV 2018
Four artists are competing for the opportunity to create a £10,000 sculpture in Leeds that celebrates the achievements of women.
All applicants were told they would have to demonstrate they could create ‘an innovative structure that can both celebrate multiple women’s achievements and offer a creative model’.
The finished product will be unveiled at Gateway Court on Quarry Hill in 2020.
Four finalists have now been chosen, and they will have to develop a 3D maquette of their concept that will be exhibited in the new gallery space at Leeds Arts University in May 2019.
They will also have to pitch their concept to a steering committee, that is aiming to introduce more artwork that champions women’s achievements to public areas of Leeds.
Professor Simone Wonnacott, vice-chancellor of Leeds Arts University, said: “The four shortlisted artists represent a diverse range of practices, who have much to say about the heritage of Leeds and the achievements of women across the city.
“I am very much looking forward to seeing their ideas take form, and to exhibiting them in the university’s gallery next year.”
Before the artists go through the final round of selection, you can take a look at some of their best work below.
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