A new addition to Light Night this year is the SHINE programme, aimed at supporting and showcasing the work of new and emerging artists in Leeds.
The programme offers new artists with mentoring and training workshops. Specially selected artists chosen to showcase their work at this year's Light Night include Leeds College of Art talents Verity Harr and Nick Kidd:-
Verity Harr, Liminal (current MA Creative Practice student)
Verity’s work aims to connect the viewer with the sublime through the medium of light.
Verity is interested in how light can change a place that is usually overlooked into something beautiful, and how that light can connect the viewer to the sublime moment.
You can see her work at 15-17 Duncan Street, LS1 6DL, 5-10pm
For further info visit:- http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk/119-event-liminal-by-verity-harr.html
Nick Kidd, Squishy Sculpture Park (Alumnus – BA (Hons) Fine Art Student)
Nick has created Yorkshire’s first Squishy Sculpture Park! You can catch this at Trinity, Leeds, LS2 8AJ, 5-10pm.
Nick’s work is influenced by renowned sculptors such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, also Leeds College of Art alumni.
For further info visit:- http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk/117-event-light-night-fringe-events.html
Other Alumni chosen to take part in this year's Light Night are:-
Liz West, Intervals (Alumna – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design)
Liz is exhibiting new work in the Henry Moore Room at Leeds Art Gallery, 5-10pm
Intervals creates a field of delicacy though systematically arranged shards of multi-coloured acrylic which glow with an array of hues, saturating the immediate surroundings. This intense myriad of colours directly transforms the environment by creating an experiential encounter using an iridescent colour palette reminiscent of a city at night.
For further info visit: http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk/76-event-light-night-fringe-events.html
Hannah Stacey, East Street Arts (Alumna – BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student)
Coinciding with Light Night, East Street Arts are showcasing new works by recent Leeds graduates; Ellie MacGarry, Séarlait McCrea, Stanley Quaia and Hannah Stacey. Works will include paintings, illustrations, sculptures, video and installations.
Hannah, along with the other graduates, is part way through a six week residency at East Street Arts which aims to offer recent graduates the space and resources to continue their work, develop ideas and receive mentoring and support.
For further info visit:- http://eaststreetarts.org.uk/projects/light-night-at-east-street-arts/
Precious Art Collective - Painting with Light
Leeds College of Art Alumni from various degrees including the BA (Hons) Fine Art are taking part in Light Night this year. They are inviting people to paint with light. Light drawings will be captured in a photograph and uploaded to social media so that people can share their own artwork with everyone they know.
Take part at Queen’s Square, LS2 8AJ, 5-10pm
For further info visit: http://www.lightnightleeds.co.uk/87-event-visitor-information-for-light-night.html