Saturday 12th August – Monday 28th August 2017

Leeds Art Gallery, Victoria Gardens

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PARK HERE and Play Victoria Gardens Leeds redscape
PARK HERE and Play Victoria Gardens Leeds redscape set up
PARK HERE and Play Victoria Gardens Leeds art doctors
PARK HERE and Play Victoria Gardens Leeds children play time
PARK HERE and Play Victoria Gardens Leeds playing bat and ball

Leeds City Council, Leeds Art Gallery and DLA Design have teamed up to temporarily transform the space on Victoria Gardens, outside of Leeds Art Gallery, over summer 2017.

Together we want to inspire residents, workers, visitors, children and families to re-imagine the space. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including a programme of fun, playful, creative activities and places to sit, eat, relax and play.

The Concept

The concept builds on: Park Here - previous temporary interventions delivered by DLA Design on St Paul’s Street and the popular pop up park on Cookridge Street delivered by Leeds City Council.

Together we have teamed up with Project Office to run a design competition for Leeds Beckett University Alumni. The winning design team are working with artist Trudi Entwistle and DLA Design to turn their ideas into reality.

The month long temporary transformation will start the countdown to the Leeds Art Gallery re-opening in October 2017 incorporating; an artistic programme of public activities turning the gallery inside out.

In parallel there will be a series of seminars that use the intervention as a springboard to debate the design and programming of public spaces in cities drawing on good practice from the UK and abroad.

Special thanks go to all our partners, individuals, funders and sponsors who have made Park Here and Play possible.

flowers drawings

Project By

DLA Design
Leeds City Council
Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds 2023

Supported By

Leeds Bid
Leeds Inspired
Arts Council England
Stage One
Siir Robert Mcalpine
Child Friendly Leeds
Leeds Beckett University
The Academy of Urbanism
Studio Dekka