Dewsbury Road Public Art Commissions 20 Jan

The Tetley is working in partnership with Leeds City Council and the Dewsbury Road Town Team to commission two ‘gateway’ features for Dewsbury Road, the southern gateway to Leeds city centre.


Dewsbury Road is the main road through a lively community in south Leeds with a large residential population and local amenities that include shops (with many independent businesses), pubs, places of worship, schools and services including the Dewsbury Road One Stop Centre, a focal point for the community. It is one of the most diverse areas of Leeds, but also contains areas of social and economic deprivation.

The three project partners propose to commission two ‘gateway’ features to help create a sense of identity for this district. These features will mark the entry points to the Dewsbury Road local area, delineating a length of the road itself between two agreed points – the One Stop Centre to the north, and the Fire Station/Trentham Street to the south.

They are looking to appoint a contemporary artist or collective as the principal lead on the commissions. The project forms a key part of The Tetley’s work with communities in south Leeds.


For more information please download the artists’ brief here. This document details how artists can apply for these commissions, with the option to apply for the commission of one or both of the gateway projects. Please also download further supporting information here:

Dewsbury Road Map
Public Art Strategy
Consultation Document
Site 1 Image
Site 2 Image

Applications are to be submitted through CuratorSpace. You will be able to submit your application and make further enquiries about the project here.

Artists have the option to apply for the commission of one or both of the gateway projects.

The closing date for submissions is 10am 29 February 2016.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in March 2016 and invited to an initial meeting in Leeds in March/April 2016, costs for which will be covered. Unsuccessful applicants will also be informed in March 2016.

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