LEEDS2023 -work in progress

For many weeks I have been replying to young people for my LEEDS2023 commission – Letting Culture Loose. Our conversation started, back in March, when I sent out a provocation – ‘Imagine Leeds afresh – a city for the future. If you could make it and build it any way you liked, what would it be?‘ Hundreds of idea and images have flooded in and so in reply I decided to collage, draw and photoshop new works inspired by their ideas. These collages will be printed then collated into a boxset before being shared again as a ‘exhibition in a box’. In addition recent Illustration Gradutes of Leeds College of Art are also making poster designs which, alongside one of my final images, will become billboards hosted across Leeds.