There’s a change of scenery for people passing through Kirkgate as a new piece of street art occupies the local landscape.
The latest installation in the A City Less Grey project has seen Leeds tattoo artist Joe Dickinson make his mark on the hoardings covering the First White Cloth Hall; his artwork replaces the work of Kasia Breska, the first artist to install as part of a rolling programme.
A City Less Grey, initiated by East Street Arts and fully funded by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), sees a series of street art installations taking place across Leeds city centre, using urban art to inject colour into corners of the city, with Kirkgate and Sovereign Square the first sites to be transformed.
Joe’s bright installation in his bold tattoo style features key images from Leeds’ heritage including an owl, Yorkshire rose and a locomotive. A graffiti artist born in Leeds, Joe mainly uses spray paint to create his art, favouring bold colours, graphic heavy and always with a sense of fun. You can find out more Joe’s work on Instagram @trackrat
Joe’s artwork will be in situ for three months before spoken word organisation Firm of Poets transform the site once again in their artistic style.
A City Less Grey will see seven artists, both locally and nationally based, create street art installations and events across five sites throughout the city centre, kick-starting an exhilarating time for urban art in Leeds.