Creating inspiring street art to colour corners of the city
This catalytic venture involved collaboration between arts, community, and business partners and made Leeds home to the UK’s tallest piece of street art – Athena Rising by NOMAD Clan which adorns the full length of the east elevation of Platform, visible from Leeds Station and beyond.
Local and nationally based artists created semi-permanent and permanent installations throughout the city centre – at sites of historic relevance and regeneration to new landmark corporate buildings.
“We're so proud of what we've achieved with A City Less Grey and we hope the public art we've brought to Leeds will be enjoyed for years to come.”— Karen Watson
Pieces of artwork created in six city centre locations
Height of Athena Rising
Cans of spray-paint used to create Athena Rising
Awards (Planning Awards 2018 for best use of arts, culture or sport in placemaking, and a Leeds Architecture Award 2019)