Student installation takes pride of place in city centre offices

11 May 2018

Leeds based Developer and Asset Manager, MEPC, has unveiled the final installation of work by students from Leeds Arts University at its city centre location, 5 Wellington Place.

The brand-new installation, a triptych of prints, has been created by BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Charlotte Curnick and offers a unique perspective on iconic Leeds industrial buildings, all of which have helped form the fabric of the city’s rich history and culture.

Competition winner Charlotte said:

“I was so pleased when it was announced that my work would be hung in the space. It’s great that people can now appreciate art as part of their everyday working lives. Moving to the city for university was one of the best decisions I ever made, and I’m glad that the brief allowed us to express all things great about Leeds.”

Image: Charlotte Curnick, BA (Hons) Illustration graduate, with her installation at 5 Wellington Place

This is the final installation in a series of student work showcased at Wellington Place over the past year; the result of a competition at the University which encouraged students to explore their creativity whilst taking inspiration from the city and surrounding area. The winners, Maisie Campion, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Mel Dewey, MA Creative Practice, Charlotte Curnick, BA (Hons) Illustration and Janice Leung, BA (Hons) Illustration, were selected by a judging panel of representatives from occupying businesses at 5 Wellington Place including James Dipple, CEO of MEPC.

Commenting on the competition James Dipple said:

“We’re so proud to be able to support the Leeds community and showcase the wide variety of talent that the city has to offer. The entire series of installations has been extremely well received by the Wellington Place community and those visiting to enjoy the art and has hopefully shone a new light on the beauty of Leeds.”

The pieces will be showcased in the foyer of 5 Wellington Place for the next three months, with the public welcome to come and view during business hours, Monday to Friday.