Leeds College of Art present ‘Drawing with Light’ at Light Night 2015

02 October 2015

On Friday 9th October, as part of the annual Light Night festival, Leeds College of Art present ‘Drawing with Light’ an innovative piece of live projection mapping onto the façade of Leeds College of Art’s Vernon Street building, which will be set against a soundscape from sonic artist Jimmy Power.

Using the latest touch-screen technologies – an application known as ‘Tag Tool’, artists Rebecca Smith and Peter Barber from Urban Projections, will collaborate with our College’s students to create an innovative piece of live projection art and pre-programmed projections onto the facade of Leeds College of Art that will intricately encase the contours of the building. This is the first time this innovative software (‘Tag Tool’), which enables live illustrations to be projection-mapped onto a building, will have been used in the UK.

Brush marks and compositional elements are mixed with passages of pre-produced, projection mapped content, and set against a soundscape created by sonic artist Jimmy Power. This live performance of shifting energy and motion becomes part of a ‘living mural’ that will shift from a stunning piece of seemingly static urban art into an organic installation that echoes the dynamism of Leeds College of Art.  

College students will compose digital illustrations on iPads using ‘Tag Tool’ on the evening which will be projected onto the building.

"We are really excited to be collaborating with Leeds College of Art on such an innovative piece.  The combination of live performance, projection mapping and digital drawing will create a spectacular mix of visual treats for the audience.  We are practically looking forward to using wireless technologies to enable the collaborative process” Urban Projections

This event is in collaboration with Urban Projections and technically supported by Lumen Arts and will take place at 8pm Leeds College of Art’s Vernon Street building, Vernon Street, Leeds, LS2 8PH. 

Our current students and alumni are also involved in other events happening on Light Night...

Fashion students' designs showcased at Spotlight on Fashion Fusion East Meets West (The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds)

Banqueting Suite and Foyer, Leeds Civic Hall, LS1 1UR

Catwalk shows 6.45, 8.15, 9.15pm

This exciting evening of catwalk shows and fashion exhibitions will shine a light on the creativity of designers from both China and the UK. Exhibiting their work will be BA (Hons) Fashion students Jodie Reynolds and Bethan Smith whose designs reimagine traditional Chinese dress (see story about the students’ designs) together with QingYi Apparel from China, whose fashion ethos is based on Buddhist and Taoist ideologies and Yorkshire designers using textiles produced by Leeds company, Hainsworth.

You can see further info here

Your Colour Perception

Liz West –  (Alumna – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design)

The Crypt, Leeds Town Hall 6-11pm

Liz West’s Your Colour Perception incorporates colour and light to create the experience of what it might be to walk through a rainbow. 

You can see further info here 

View last years Light Night event below: