Discover the captivating connection between Making A Stand and the natural world in this digital artwork.
Created by Studio Bark and Michael Pinsky, this artwork shows you the journey of the materials behind Making A Stand, and explores how we can live in harmony with nature through innovative and sustainable practices in our built environment.
Artist and co-creator of Making A Stand, Michael Pinsky explores the meaning behind the artwork and invites you to explore this exciting addition to the city.
We understand that the language around sustainability and climate can be overwhelming, which is why we're here to break down the lingo.
On 22 May work began transforming Leeds’s landmark City Square into a striking sculptural forest as part of a new large-scale public artwork Making A Stand, inviting residents and visitors to come and play in the city centre like never before.
Come on down to Making A Stand and learn more about the project and wonderful artists behind it.
Everyone is welcome to this public artwork and the events within it, whether simply visiting or wanting to play a more involved part. Details of accessible tours are to the right and under events.
If you have any questions about transport or accessibility, please do get in touch with us.
There will be BSL Interpreted tours of the installation delivered throughout the summer in 2023. Find more information about the BSL tours.
On site interpretation at Making A Stand is available in braille, and volunteers are on site throughout the day to assist and answer any questions.
Backless seating is available within the installation. Accessible benches are located around the perimeter.
Making A Stand is wheelchair accessible.
It has been produced and commissioned as part of our Year of Culture by LEEDS 2023.
We are proud to say Making A Stand is supported by Channel 4, Arts Council England and Leeds Beckett University.
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