Graffiti Art with the Write Club Collective
As part of the our exciting programme of accessible arts and creative opportunities developed especially for Leeds Waterfront Festival this year, we are delighted to welcome back artist Hyro Graff and the Write Club Collective in 2016! The team will be working hard to create an exciting wall of graffiti art under Wellington Road bridge, close to the city centre on the Leeds & Liverpool canal, an area which is a popular site for illegal graffiti and tagging.
Following the successful collaboration to transform a similar site along the Navigation in 2015, artists will return alongside young apprentices and regular visitors to the site to work together to create a piece designed to compliment the environment and demonstrate the stark difference between anti-social behaviour caused by tagging and the craft of creating graffiti in it's finest form. Check out the Write Club in their latest video here.
This project is designed to activate discussion about the issue of vandalism and anti-social behaviour along this section of the canal and engage all sections of the community in finding a solution, from local artists to local people, commuters, de-facers and regular users. Our aim is to find a way to create a safe, sustainable and beautiful space for everyone to enjoy in the future.
This particular site at Wellington Road Bridge, is a hotspot for graffiti tagging and dubs (which are generally bubble letters using 2 colours). The team will be producing pieces (short for masterpieces) all using the same 6 colour combinations, which will transform the site making it look cleaner, more vibrant and friendly. Stop by, have a chat and watch our artists create this weekend from 11-4pm Saturday and Sunday.