Leeds shoppers in art attack with paint-filled water pistols

Leeds brothers Charlie and Ben Watson enjoy the paint firing range.
Leeds brothers Charlie and Ben Watson enjoy the paint firing range.
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It didn’t matter whether they were budding Jackson Pollocks or simply handy with a toy gun, the results were the same.

Hundreds of shoppers at Trinity Leeds were let loose with paint-filled water pistols, creating a series of colourful, splattered canvases the American artist might have been proud to call his own.

The special paint firing range was set up at the £350m centre on Saturday to give those indulging in retail therapy the chance to explore their creative side.

Shoppers young and old seized the opportunity to take up arms alongside one another and produce works of art on specially-designed canvasses.

The innovative event, which took place in the atrium, was part of the Trinity Leeds Art Programme, which offers local artists the chance to showcase their work to the public. The centre invested more than £500,000 in artwork before it opened two years ago.

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