Digital art gets good reception at new Leeds development


Digital media artists have got the chance to showcase their talents at a new development in Leeds city centre.

Bruntwood’s 13-storey Platform building officially opens in November and will include a three-floor Leeds Tech Hub.

Its reception will feature an LCD media wall made up of 24 55-inch screens measuring a combined nine metres high by 2.4 metres wide.

And Bruntwood has now launched a search for an artist working in photography, video or animation to deliver a digital installation for the wall.

It wants “adventurous and innovative” ideas, possibly incorporating interactive elements such as live data, sensors and sound.

Bruntwood’s Leeds director Craig Burrow said: “Platform will have a focus on tech and creative businesses and the digital wall in the reception is a great way to showcase digital talent within the city.”

Submissions should be e-mailed to Applicants are asked to send a CV and a statement of up to 500 words while links to Vimeo, YouTube and other websites can also be included.

Platform is a redevelopment of the old City House building above Leeds train station.

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The platform aims to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.