Art Riot


"During my internship with Group Ginger over the summer at Group Ginger I have been working on the initiation of an “Art Riot” on the South bank of Leeds, a series of art appropriations that enliven and establish a new link into the city, as part of a cultural greening strategy. The project has now been awarded a grant from the Leeds City Council; Leeds Inspired. In early September, I will be meeting with members of the architectural collective, Raumlabor in Berlin to gain further knowledge in the design and implementation of temporary use in urban areas. This body of work provides the research for my MArch dissertation on the role of temporary use in post-industrial cities." Sophie Ellis

The office and Sophie are working with Leeds Sustainable Development Group, The Tetley and Concourse to finalise the design of three installations to initiate an Art Riot and establish an area of immediate cultural intervention within the Southbank of Leeds. The artworks should be in place by year end 2015.