Leeds graffiti artist brushes up for shopping centre project

Leeds-based street and graffiti artist Bretski at Trinity Leeds.
Leeds-based street and graffiti artist Bretski at Trinity Leeds.
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Leeds-based graffiti artist Bretski is brushing up on his paint skills for an art exhibition that’s sure to be streets ahead.

The local artist will take over Trinity Leeds this weekend as he transforms a scrap car into an artistic masterpiece using colourful graffiti.

ARTOFFICIAL Live is an interactive art installation and will be held in the main atrium today as part of the Trinity Leeds art programme.

Shoppers will also be able to share their suggestions on a public board, which will be incorporated into the artwork.

Bretski said: “This is a great opportunity for us to interact with the public to show the versatility and creativity of graffiti and street art.

“Having had the chance to create and showcase a permanent piece of street art in the newly opened Trinity Kitchen, my team and I are now really looking forward to bringing a live event to Trinity Leeds and working with shoppers to bring their own personalised ideas to life.”

Local artists such as Bretski are now being urged to put forward their own art work for the Trinity Leeds art programme, which opens to the public for submissions in February.

The project gives people the opportunity to see their creations on display at the shopping centre throughout the year.

Bretski added: “The Trinity Leeds art programme provides upcoming artists with the perfect platform to showcase their work to the public on a grand scale – I would encourage any budding artist to grab the opportunity and take part.”

Commissioned by Trinity Leeds art facilitator and artist, Antonia Stowe, up to six regional artists will be handpicked to design and develop unique pieces of work, which will be displayed at the venue over the course of the year.

The commissions will sit alongside the shopping centre’s permanent selection of artwork, including the sculptures Equus Altus and the Briggate Minerva by Andy Scott.

Antonia said: “It is fantastic to be able to bring inspiring and exciting live art to the heart of Leeds on a regular basis to engage shoppers and highlight the local talent we have in Leeds.”

She added: “We look forward to discovering a whole raft of new, up and coming artists through the next phase of the art programme.”

Trinity Leeds spent over £500,000 in permanent and temporary artwork before opening in March 2013.

To find out more information or to apply to be a part of the Trinity Leeds art programme, you can visit the website at www.trinityleeds.com/art.

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