Student work showcased in new Leeds' hotel

26 April 2017

The new ibis Styles Leeds City Centre Arena has partnered with Leeds College of Art to support local talent in the region and to add to its Yorkshire themed décor.

Students from the College were asked to produce a piece of work produce a piece of artwork which conveys how they see and feel about Yorkshire, to be positioned in key locations within the hotel.  

Ibis artwork

The winning design was created by BA (Hons) Illustration student Ellie Chappell, whose work celebrated the best of the region, including iconic buildings such as Leeds Town Hall, the First Direct Arena and Hyde Park Picture House, and making reference to the vibrant music scene.  

However, the judging panel were so impressed with the submissions they decided to include a runner up; BA (Hons) Printed Textile and Surface Pattern Design student, Maisie Baker, who will also have her artwork displayed in the new venue.

Helen Green, Associate Director of Town Centre Securities said:

“We were astounded with the variety and calibre of the work produced by the students. When devising the competition, we knew we wanted to work with Leeds College of Art, knowing the college’s dedication to nurturing talent in the region.” 

Ellie And Artwork 1 Illustration student Ellie Chappell with her winning artwork at ibis Styles, Leeds