Big business helps out city art

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A NEW art space in the middle of Leeds will show off the city's hottest talent.

East Street Arts has teamed up with property giant DTZ to utilise the entire ground floor of the firm's Dysons Chambers building on Lower Briggate.

The building was given a 1.5m refurbishment in 2009 but has struggled to reach maximum occupancy.

So instead of wasting the space, it is being used to show off art.

Jon Wakeman, co-founder and artistic director at East Street Arts, said: "It's such vibrant space.

"The large glass windows all the way along the street let in lots of light and immediately we identified it as our gallery.

"People are busy and their time is precious, so having a space which people can visit as part of their trip into town on a Saturday, after work or just to drop in off the street makes a huge difference and allows us to give better profile to our artists."

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