Each artwork celebrates a ward. Wards are made of several areas within the city and surrounding areas. All wards are below. If you're not sure which ward is yours you can search by full postcode to find it (e.g. LS10 1NE).
Tap the artworks and watch them come to life and hear the beautiful accompanying soundtracks by turning sound on.
By clicking the info buttons learn secrets about local areas and read Keith's inspiration. You can then go through to our Culture Map and hear the Neighbourhood Hosts share stories and reflections from their ward.
Learn more about The Gift and discover the artworks at the exhibition, A City Without Seams, coming to the Corn Exchange 21-24 September.
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Celebrating the fabric of community
These artworks have also been transformed by Keith into a unique textile design for the city. Keith’s vision was for a fabric to be created from this design and made into a unique collection of garments by designers, makers and fashion students of Leeds. Part of the fabric used for The Gift has been generously woven by British luxury brand Burberry, on jacquard looms at Burberry’s mill in Keighley.
Discover The Gift Fashion Stall this Summer
Wear The Gift in your community this Summer. The Gift Fashion Stall will be touring the city, popping up at the My LEEDS Summer events. At some of these events try the garments on and have your photograph taken wearing your city with pride. Check out our recent favourites in the gallery below.
*Photo by Laurelle
Keith Khan is an artist making drawing, digital art, textiles, performance and film. Born in London, of Indo-Caribbean heritage, his career began designing carnival in Trinidad and the UK.
Drawing upon Keith’s work with communities throughout his career, The Gift’s 33 motifs have been inspired by both historical research into the heritage of each ward and by conversations between Keith and the Neighbourhood Hosts. Keith has aimed to transform these encounters into a beautiful visual language. The Gift is part My LEEDS 2023, a year-long co-creation project focused on celebrating the communities that make up this city.
The Gift is part of My LEEDS 2023, made possible thanks to funding from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Council England and Leeds Community Foundation: The Mohn Westlake Arts Engagement Fund and is in partnership with University of Leeds Horizons Institute. With thanks to the kind support of Burberry.