Deadline for submissions: 23/04/2017  |  Venue: Left Bank Leeds  |  City: LEEDS  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: Left Bank Leeds

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As part of the HLF funded project: “Left Bank Leeds: A Building of Significance” we are commissioning a designer to research and design a pictorial timeline outlining the history of our building (formerly St Margaret of Antioch Church). The design will be applied to fabric and used to reupholster the reredos (a set of three screens above where the alter once was). This will provide a consistent and accessible way for all visitors to learn about the heritage of our building. The finished piece will be launched to coincide with Heritage Open Days 2017. 


£1,500 will be paid to the successful designer (£1,000 in advance and £500 upon successful completion) and a further £1,500 has been allocated to have the design transferred onto a suitable fabric, a protective treatment applied and upholstered onto the existing wall mounted panel comprising of three sections; the smaller panels on either side are 48cm (w) x 109cm (h) and the larger central panel is 240cm (w) x 109cm (h). Please see a series of five 360 degree images taken inside and outside our building to give you a sense of the space: www.leftbankleeds.org.uk/360s

The commissioned designer will:

  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to research and identify key milestones in the buildings history to be included in the timeline
  • Illustrate the buildings history and celebrate the building’s significant heritage
  • Design must depict the building’s history in an accessible format for our diverse audiences
  • Develop a long lasting piece that contributes to the HLF funded project
  • Produce an initial concept to present to the Directors
  • Oversee the design being transferred onto fabric and upholstered onto the reredos
  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to budget the manufacturing element of the project


  • 24 APRIL: Deadline for submissions
  • 28 APRIL: Successful application informed
  • 10 MAY: Project team meeting with all involved to agree a schedule of work 
  • 5 JULY: Design finalised & colour pallet agreed
  • JULY: Designer & Volunteer Manager to oversee the design transferred to fabric
  • AUGUST: Volunteer Manager to oversee the upholstering and install
  • SEPTEMBER: Launch for Heritage Open Days

Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts venue set in a Grade II* listed former church building on Cardigan Road, Leeds. Our mission is to preserve our amazing building in order to inspire and empower our community through a sustainable programme of arts and events that promote creativity, connection and wellbeing.

Left Bank Leeds occupies the former St Margaret of Antioch Anglican church. St Margaret’s was built to the designs of Temple Moore (1856-1920), who was the architect of many fine churches in Yorkshire and the North East in the three decades before the First World War. These include St Wilfrid’s Church in Harrogate, which is Grade 1 listed and more than 20 buildings in or near the North York Moors, (see http://www.templemooretrail.co.uk/). St Margaret’s was built to serve the houses that had been built between Cardigan Road and Royal Park Road in the 1890s.

St Margaret’s functioned until 1995 when the congregation merged with All Hallows and the church was left empty. In 2002, a local community based church (which had occupied another building 200m away since the early 1960s) established the Word of Life charitable trust to purchase the building in order to restore it as an inspiring community space. The building was in a poor state of repair and took years of fundraising and work to repair the windows, roof and walls. In 2009 the community were welcomed back into the building. A team of trustees, volunteers and one paid member of staff put on sporadic events that have slowly developed into a vibrant community arts venue.

Our amazing building has a long and important heritage of huge interest to the local and wider community (further details can be seen at http://leftbankleeds.org.uk/history/)

Visitors to our building often have questions about the building; the difference in interior and exterior, the architectural styles, the temporary brick wall and porch. We had a timeline on the porch wall for visitors but due to maintenance work this was painted over and not replaced. 


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists, designers, illustrators, makers and creative people.
When is the deadline?
12 noon on Monday 24 April 2017.
How many works can I submit?
One submission but you are able to demonstrate up to four different styles in the images you choose to upload.
When is the delivery date?
August in time for it to open in September at the Heritage Open Days (7-10 September).

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