Major new artwork unveiled to welcome visitors to Leeds

EYE-CATCHING WORK by Leeds artists is brightening up corners of the city centre.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th January 2016, 1:00 pm
Artist Nathan Evans (left) with Andrew Cooper, chief executive of Leeds BID. Picture: Simon Hulme.
Artist Nathan Evans (left) with Andrew Cooper, chief executive of Leeds BID. Picture: Simon Hulme.

A new 20-metre mural has been unveiled at Kirkgate Market, close to Leeds Bus Station and Victoria Gate.

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The artwork, which reads ‘Hello and Welcome to Leeds,’ was commissioned by the Leeds Business Improvement District (BID) and is part of a series of art installations.

Local artist Nathan Evans said: “This street is going through major change so it was an honour to be able to brighten it up.”

Andrew Cooper, chief executive at Leeds BID, said: “The investment is bringing unique pieces of major public art to animate Kirkgate Market and George Street.”