Leeds: Striking artwork captures images of war

Artist Ian Kirkpatrick pictured with one of the sculptures in Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme
Artist Ian Kirkpatrick pictured with one of the sculptures in Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme
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These are just some of the striking sculptures set to commemorate the First World War in Leeds.

Four creations are in place at landmark locations in the city to examine different aspects of the conflict through graphic design. A Graphic War, commissioned by Leeds Museums and Galleries with funding from the Leverhulme Trust, has been created by contemporary artist Ian Kirkpatrick.

His work features at Leeds City Museum, Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Leeds Kirkgate Market and independent shop, Colours May Vary.

He said he hoped people in Leeds would be “ambushed by the art” as the sculptures led them on their journey.

He added: “Some of the graphics of the First World War were so iconic and I’ve tried to present them in a new and contemporary way.”

A Graphic War runs until November 30.

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