BA (Hons) Fine Art student Jonathan Kelly has been named the winner of a brief set by law firm Addleshaw Goddard to produce a unique piece of artwork for its offices in Sovereign Square.
Addleshaw Goddard collaborated with the University to set students a brief to create an individual or body of artwork to create a visual impact, enhance the office space, and greet visitors and clients as they arrive.
A panel advised by Jane Winfrey, a paintings and fine art expert at Bonhams Yorkshire, selected Jonathan's multi-coloured 'untitled' pen on paper design, appreciating how well it contrasted with the space's colour palate of white, grey and silver. He was awarded £1000 for his work.
Image: Jonathan Kelly with Simon Kamstra, Head of Addleshaw Goddard's Leeds office.
Simon Kamstra, Head of Addleshaw Goddard's Leeds office, commented:
"Art brings many benefits to a business, its workforce and clients. By commissioning a bespoke piece, we not only have a focal point for our office – which reflects the environment in which we work - but has emphasised a core strand of our local market strategy which is focused on partnering and collaborating with businesses, universities, arts organisations and charities in the region.
"This piece is a wonderful addition to our Leeds office and we are delighted to be able to showcase the talent of an up & coming local artist."
Andrew Jones, Head of Careers, Enterprise and Employability at Leeds Arts University added:
“Addleshaw Goddard have provided a fantastic opportunity for our students not only to showcase their artwork outside of the University, but also giving them payment for their work, which is so important to allow students the time and resources they need to create. It is so beneficial for our students to get the chance to work on these sorts of projects as they gain valuable, first hand, experience of working with external clients.
We look forward to working with Addleshaw Goddard again in the future, and to seeing the variety of creative work our students produce.”