Alumni transform Leeds dredger barge with colourful mural

22 October 2019

Leeds Arts University Alumni Jenny Beard and Benjamin Craven have collaborated to transform a 100 year old dredger barge in Leeds city centre.

Photograph Benjamin Craven and Jenny Beard

The mural was commissioned by the Yorkshire Design Group who develop, own and manage character office buildings for designers, creatives and other businesses and was facilitated by In Good Company Leeds

The colourful barge is now a quirky office space moored behind 46 The Calls, Leeds.

Photograph Benjamin Craven and Jenny Beard

Benjamin Craven graduated from BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design (now BA Hons Textile Design) in 2016. Recent projects include limited edition prints for the Hayward Gallery on London’s Southbank and Today at Apple, a children's workshop at the Apple store, Regent Street, London as a part of The Big Draw Festival.

Jenny Beard is a Leeds based artist. She graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2018 and her final year work was selected for the Aon Community Art Award and she has since won commissions with Miss Selfridge for their SS18 campaign artwork. 

Photograph Benjamin Craven and Jenny Beard