Leeds Inspired funds Axisweb for British Art Show films

Leeds Inspired funds Axisweb for British Art Show films

We are pleased to announce that Axisweb has secured funding from Leeds Inspired to create a film programme spotlighting the visual arts scene in Leeds in the run-up to the British Art Show in October 2015

The British Art Show last came to Leeds in 1990, just a year before the launch of AXIS (then hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University) as the UK's first ever Visual Arts Exchange and Information Service.

The British Art Show, organised every five years by the Hayward Gallery as part of the Hayward Touring programme, is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK and a major event for the cities that host it. After Leeds the show will go on tour to a further three cities - Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton.

Our film programme will have three elements:

  • A 'ground-up' view of what it's like to be an artist in Leeds
  • An in-depth look at the Leeds Art Gallery Picture Library - a unique picture loan scheme, with more than 400 subscribers, that gets modern and contemporary art into people's homes across Yorkshire
  • A profile of Leeds College of Art, Henry Moore's first art school and one of the few remaining independent art schools in England

We are delighted to have this opportunity to tell the story of art and artists in Leeds at a moment when all eyes will be on the city for the launch of one of the biggest events in the UK art calendar.

About Leeds Inspired

Leeds Inspired is part of the city's cultural programme that celebrates arts events and projects throughout the year, supporting high quality, accessible cultural experiences for Leeds’s residents and visitors. Founded in 2012, Leeds Inspired supports culture in the city through grants schemes, commissions and a 'What's On' events website. Leeds Inspired is part of Leeds City Council.

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More films produced by Axisweb

If you would like to commission a film from Axisweb, please contact Julian Lister, Media Producer - [email protected].