City cen­tre show­case to high­light the re­gion’s dig­i­tal me­dia artists

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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

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