2019 Art Prize winner announced

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to see our 2019 Left Bank Leeds Art Prize Exhibition. From large-scale sculptures to thought-provoking video pieces, the work on show was an incredible testament to the talent of artists in the UK and beyond. We’ve included a selection of images below from our wonderful volunteer photographers Sally Molineaux and Beth Gaukroger.

Credit: Sally Molineaux

We’re so pleased to be able to bring this kind of event to Leeds and we can’t wait to do it all again for 2020. Around 250 people attend the opening event, and it was wonderful to see so many of you enjoying the space and casting your vote for the winner.

Hungarian artist, Leon Varga took home the £500 prize this year after a public vote. His incredible large-scale woodcuts and prints related to connections he made when working at Seagulls Paint when he first came to Leeds 15 years ago. With Seagulls being a close neighbour and another Leeds charity, Leon’s win feels particularly fitting for us in light of this year’s ‘connection’ theme.

We’d like to say thanks to everyone who supported us in running this event, including arts@leeds and The State of the Arts

If you’re an artist looking for an opportunity, keep an eye out for next year’s event on curatorspace.com

Credit: Sally Molineaux
Credit: Sally Molineaux
Credit: Sally Molineaux
Credit: Sally Molineaux
Credit: Beth Gaukroger
Credit: Beth Gaukroger
Credit: Beth Gaukroger
Credit: Beth Gaukroger