think architecture worked with Vector Investments to create a new gallery space in the heart of Leeds City centre. The resulting "White Cloth Gallery" is a first for the City, displaying both photography and film whilst forming the basis for an arts centre.
The primary aim of the WCG is to display work from respected artists alongside new and emerging talents; fostering connections and support for the creation of a 'community of artists'. Rather than being a standalone exhibition venue the aim is to generate a collective that artists, enthusiasts and alike can access and contribute to, providing the gallery with critical longevity.
"... a game changer for how Leeds shows visual arts that marries ambition to show outstanding work with clear professionalism, with the slick advertising light boxes in reception, two well-appointed bars, a cafe and two large whitewashed rooms to show the work.
It is a very impressive gallery that already is as good as can be found across most of the UK..."
(review taken from 'Culture Vulture' Blog 25.04.2012)
The White Cloth gallery opened on the ground floor of Aireside House on 19th April 2012 and features an arts retail outlet, cafe, galleries for Photography and Film as well as a workshop space.