City centre showcase to highlight the region’s digital media artists
A NEW development in Leeds city centre is looking to showcase the work and talent of the city region’s best digital media artists.
The 120,000 sq ft 13-storey Platform building launches in November 2017 and is where the three-floor Leeds Tech Hub will be located. The new development by Bruntwood will provide workspace for more than 1,000 people and enable entrepreneurs, tech start-ups and second stage businesses to collaborate, generate new ideas and grow within the building.
Bruntwood is installing an LCD media wall in the building’s reception area and is looking to commission a digital installation to be shown as part of the launch and to be played until the end of the year.
As part of its commitment to Leeds’ Capital of Culture bid 2023, Bruntwood, which has partnerships with Leeds Beckett School of Art and West Yorkshire Playhouse, is creating opportunities for local artists to exhibit their work. Craig Burrow, director of Leeds at Bruntwood, said: “Platform will have a focus on tech and creative businesses and the digital wall in the reception is a great way to showcase digital talent within the city. Bruntwood is a long-term supporter of the arts so we’re passionate about supporting existing and emerging talent across the region and we also think it will create a vibrant and thought-provoking arrival for our customers and visitors to the building. We’re very open to suggestions for the digital space and we’re keen to explore things we might not ordinarily consider or know about.”
The opening installation will be followed by a host of new media artworks and exhibitions from emerging and established local artists