The Drawing Shed @ Project Space Leeds

August 3, 2010 at 9:10 am , by Blue

the drawing shed
I have always had a fondness for the PSL (Project Space Leeds). Located near the waterside underneath a posh block of apartments on Riverside Way, Project Space Leeds is an excellent indepedent space right in the city centre and just a stone throws distance away from the train station. At times I feel that people may not be fully aware of this space due to the fact that its a little bit tucked away. Its almost like a best kept secret, right under your nose, just need to sniff it out a little.

Currently at the PSL is an exhibition project called The Drawing Shed, initiated by Leeds-based artist and curator, Diane Howse. The idea was formulated for PSL to participate in Tate Modern‘s festival for independent artists called No Soul For Sale which was held between the 14th to the 16th of May. It was a huge success, drew over 93,000 visits during the course of the exhibition in London and the team behind it decided to bring it back to Leeds in its temporary home in the PSL. It has received some negative press at home, which is a shame.

helen eI went to the exhibition and found it very interesting. Zinester (of Lost and Found  zine), craft-maker and illustrator Helen E from http://www.hellomemo.com/ did a very excellent job on the shed with her strange but cute hand-drawn, quirky characters. It was like a comic dream dream exploding in lines and color – on the walls of a shed.

The exhibition will run till September 2010, for more information on artists and times please go here. Entry is free and I recommend it.

Check out the PSL flickr group for more pictures.

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