Leeds Arts University students win competition to design law firm's offices

11 April 2019

Twelve students from Leeds Arts University will see their designs brought to life in the new buildng of law firm Walker Morris when it moves later this year.

Walker Morris launched the competition, in partnership with Leeds Arts University, to commission 13 pieces of artwork for its new offices on Wellington Street. Students from across the University’s courses were challenged to design a piece of art with a ‘distinctive’ theme to reflect Walker Morris’s reputation as a distinctive law firm. Each artwork will completely fill one of the walls in the client meeting rooms in the new building, with additional artworks providing other focal points.

The winning students, who will each receive a commission, are:

Alexandra Horton

BA (Hons) Animation

Cas Anderson

BA (Hons) Animation

Aderice Palmer-Jones

BA (Hons) Illustration

Oliver Wingard

BA (Hons) Illustration 

Caitlin Hall

BA (Hons) Photography

Lily Windsor Walker

BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design

Lucy Turner

BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design

Claire Tuton 

BA (Hons) Visual Communication

Marc Bratcher 

MA Creative Practice

Ethan Dodd Adkins 

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Tamzin Jebson

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Lili Rowe

Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Image: MA Creative Practice student Marc Bratcher

David Smedley from Walker Morris commented:

“Having seen some of the fantastic works previously produced by Leeds Arts University students we had high expectations – and they didn’t disappoint. We are delighted with the high quality and creativity of the entries which are all truly stunning and unique. We are a distinctive law firm and that is also a theme running throughout our new building. The winning designs undoubtedly resonate with that theme and will create a working environment to be proud of."

Andrew Jones, Head of Careers, Employability and Enterprise at Leeds Arts University added:

“It’s been great working with Walker Morris LLP on this brief. It was well received by students across many of our courses, providing an excellent opportunity for their talents to be recognised in a professional setting. We look forward to seeing their work in situ later this year.”

Image: BA (Hons) Animation student Alexadra Horton

Image: BA (Hons) Photography student Caitlin Hall