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Leeds brewery gets grant to become contemporary art gallery

by Jessica Tasman-Jones | 29 Jan 2013

A contemporary art centre being built in a former Leeds brewery has been granted £225,500 Arts Council funding ahead of its opening in autumn this year.

Project Space Leeds will use the grant to transform three floors of The Tetley building into exhibition space, event and retail space, learning and community facilities and a café and bar.

Work to convert the 1930s building, situated on Leeds' South Bank, began in September last year, including the refurbishment of the period glass roof, and the addition of new exterior stairs and a lift.

The redevelopment of the space, which is owned by Carlsberg UK, will preserve heritage features of The Tetley including the original boardroom and war memorials in the building.

Director of Project Space Leeds Kerry Harker said: "For years in Leeds there has been a gap in provision for contemporary visual art and it is fantastic that, at long last, the city will have its own interpretation of brilliantly inspiring, thriving places such as Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts and Bristol's Arnolfini."

A contemporary art centre being built in a former Leeds brewery has been granted £225,500 Arts Council funding ahead of its opening in autumn this year. Project Space Leeds will use the grant to transform three floors of The Tetley building into exhibition space, event and retail space, learning and community facilities and a café and bar. Work to convert the 1930s building, situated on Leeds' South Bank, began in
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