EAST STREET ARTS

Alumno have an outstanding reputation for their commissioning of new artwork by artists, poets, and designers within our developments. The development of our arts proposals for Whitelock Street began in Autumn 2019 and led to an introduction to Leeds based East Street Arts, who are now working with us on the artists’ workshops within our development plans. 

Alumno recognise East Street Arts’ role in supporting the local arts economy and infrastructure and we are committing to working with them to provide longterm provision for artists in Leeds. Our proposals include: 

  • Artists’ workshops and flexible gallery space 
  • A commissioned sculpture in the main courtyard 
  • A plinth for temporary sculpture installations at the front of the building
  • A commissioned poem along the wall of the Sheepscar Beck
  • Tiling above the building entrance based on a painting made in Leeds by Terry Frost OBE, in partnership with his estate 

The public artworks and cultural provision in our proposals are a commitment to make a positive contribution to the revitalisation of the local area.