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15 photographs of public art in Leeds

Do you recognise these 15 examples of public art in Leeds?

Written by
Rob Martin
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Art isn't just for inside the galleries of Leeds, as these 15 photographs taken around the city centre show, photographed by Aristeidis Fotopoulos

Briggate Minerva
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Briggate Minerva

Representing Leeds’ ties to the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution, Minerva stands 5 metres high at the Briggate entrance to Trinity Leeds. As the Goddess of commerce and weaving, she manages to weave (again) the past into Leeds’ progressive future.
Dortmund Drayman
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Dortmund Drayman

For the tenth anniversary of the twinning, the people of Dortmund presented the city of Leeds with The Dortmund Drayman, a bronze statue by Arthur Shulze-Engels, indirectly representing both cities penchant for a nice pint of German ale (particularly around this time of year) and becoming the centrepiece for Dortmund Square on The Headrow.
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Flight
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Flight

by Lorne McKean
Flight
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Flight

by Lorne McKean
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Joseph Priestly
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Joseph Priestly

The final sculpture, by Alfred Drury (the creator of the nymphs of City Square) and the gift of T. Walter Harding, shows Joseph Priestley (1733 - 1804) looking through a magnifying glass at a mortar and pestle.
Dr Walter Hook
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Dr Walter Hook

Is shown holding a Bible and raising his right arm as though preaching a sermon. The statue is by F. W. Pomeroy and the gift of T. Walter Harding.
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John Harrison
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John Harrison

The sculpture, again by H. C. Fehr but the gift of Councillor Richard Boston, depicts Harrison holding a Bible.
James Watt
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James Watt

James Watt (1736 - 1819)'s sculpture, by H. C. Fehr and the gift of Richard Wainwright, shows Watt holding a pen and a scroll.
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Evening
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Evening

One Of The 8 Female Lamp Bearers On Leeds City Square. It is one of the first things that visitors to the city see when they leave the train station. The statues were arranged in a circle around the square in line with the points of a compass each representing Morn or Even.
The Human Spirit
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The Human Spirit

This public art was commissioned by the private Nuffield hospital here in Leeds from the artist Faith Bebbington. The sculpture was installed back in 2002.
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Lions
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Lions

Leeds Town Hall
Reclining Woman
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Reclining Woman

by Henry Moore
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Fehr's Leeds War Memorial, 1922
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Fehr's Leeds War Memorial, 1922

Bronze figures and Carrara marble plinth. Victoria Square, in front of the Art Gallery and Institute. The summit bears a draped angelic figure in bronze.
Water Feature
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Water Feature

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Exterior, Leeds Town Hall
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Exterior, Leeds Town Hall

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