Living Wild

Redundant heritage or cultural platform

A listed transport viaduct adjacent to Leeds rail station, forgotten, reclaimed by nature, becomes a sanctuary for a family of deer. The installation acknowledges the renewed importance of green spaces and seasonal changes in our cities to nurture wellbeing. The highly visible artwork explores narratives of the city, past, present and future.

A consented planning application established a change of use from redundant heritage into a new cultural platform.  This un-solicited act sought to raise the awareness of the public to the wealth of its built heritage and its potential to create a distinct city. The installation was shortlisted by Art Angel in their annual Open competition as one of their favourite propositions.

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Planning
2013

Client

Group Ginger