News / 26 Mar 2024

Fine Art Creative in Resident installs mural at Leeds rehabilitation centre

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Photograph of a 4mx1m ceramic tiled mural at St George's Crypt

'Room to Grow' ceramic mural at the Growing Rooms by Dave Moss

Photograph of Dave Moss sat in a blue snuggle chair beneath his 4mx1m ceramic tiled mural at St George's Crypt

Creative in Resident, Dave Moss, with their finished mural at St George's Crypt's Growing Rooms

Recent BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate and current Creative in Resident, Dave Moss, has created a ceramic tiled wall mural for St. George’s Crypt’s Growing Rooms rehabilitation centre in Leeds.

‘Room to Grow’ is an abstract landscape created by Dave Moss during his residency. Many of the fifty press moulded tiles were made and personalised by residents and staff from Growing Rooms, a men’s residential rehabilitation centre in Armley, Leeds.

"The size and abstract nature of the piece represents the stories and the journeys faced by the men of Growing Rooms. It has its ups and downs and uncertainties, and it is a long road from addiction to citizenship. Everyone is different, but their passage through the landscape is made stronger by sharing feelings and experiences, and being in a place where people understand and care."

Dave Moss, BA (Hons) Fine Art Creative in Resident

The Creatives in Residence scheme at Leeds Arts University provides a platform for recent graduates to realise their ambitions to develop and work on a specific project within a secure environment. Dave used the university facilities between October 2023 to January 2024 to help professionalise his artistic practice and create the large ceramic mural which he installed at the centre in March 2024.

"It is fantastic to welcome back alumni to the university and help them bring their exciting ideas and projects to life. I find it extremely rewarding to support residents with their career development and promote their creative practices. Dave’s mural is a fantastic example of the amazing work our students go on to create and we are very proud to have played a part in his project with St George’s Crypt."

James Sharpe, Alumni Relations and Development Officer

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