Creative Residencies and Exhibitions

We curate and programme all our creative residencies and visual art exhibitions with a range of partner organisations. Our gallery space Lightbox is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm, and 12pm to 4pm on Easy Saturday family days on the second Saturday in the month, and admission is free. We also feature artwork in our cafe-bar, courtyard, Print Room (see below) and meeting rooms (see below).

See our Events Diary for upcoming and current creative residencies and exhibitions.

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery Open Exhibition - LCB Showcase Prizewinners

Each year we award prizes to works in the annual open exhibition at Leicester's New Walk Museum & Art Gallery - at the Open 28 exhibition in 2017 we chose Catherine Headley, Jane French and Tiffany Tangen [clockwise from top left, below]. 

Their work will be on show in our meeting rooms from Summer 2017, and in our Lightbox gallery 27 June - 19 July 2018. See more about the 2018 Showcase Prizewinners exhibition here

At the 2019 Open Exhibition (on show at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery until 2 February) LCB Depot awarded prizes to three artists who submitted work - congratulations to:Mohamad Aaqib Anvarmia, Ryan Boultbee and Lucy Stevens. We will show their art in our meeting rooms and gallery after the exhibition finishes at New Walk.

The Print Room

LCB Depot is also home to the Print Room, Leicester Print Workshop's showcase at LCB Depot for its members' work. It is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm. The Print Room is sometimes used for meetings, so please call us on 0116 261 6800 to check availability before making your visit.

Street art at LCB Depot

Through our partnership with Grafffwerk and the Bring The Paint festival, we sport some outstanding street art on the walls of our building.

On our front facade in Rutland Street with have a stunning stylised photorealist image - the man with the beard, a friend of the artist - by internationally renowned Australian artist SMUG

Along the 'cherry pie' wall inside our rear entrance from Colton Street is Griff Jam which celebrates pioneers of traditional UK letterform : a  juxtaposition of lettering by UK kings KOST, DRAX, NOIR and ZOMBY alongside Leicester's own surreal artist MONO.

In our courtyard above the cycle shelter is a blue piece by Munich-based pioneer and founder of the legendary ABC crew, WON. Here he demonstrates his original dark comic style approach to imagery with a unique celebration of popular culture heroes and villains

Other local exhibition venues 

Leicester's Cultural Quarter

Phoenix  film and digital media centre in Midland Street LE1 1TG - home of the DMU Cube digital arts space

Curve theatre in Rutland Street LE1 1SB

Leicester Print Workshop at 50 St George Street LE1 1QG [open Tues-Sat 10-5; Weds 10-8]

Two Queens Studios in Queen Street LE1 1QW

Exchange Bar at 50 Rutland Street LE1 1RD

StudioName 2 Brougham Street LE1 2BA

Also in Leicester

Attenborough Arts at the University of Leicester LE1 7HA

The Gallery at De Montfort University Leicester's largest gallery spaceopened September 2016

Bishop Street Community Rooms at 10a Bishop St, Town Hall Square - in their meeting rooms 

The Y Theatre at the YMCA in East Street LE1 6EY - Art in the Bar exhibition space

Cank Street Gallery 44 Cank Street LE1 5GW

Oberon Gallery  27 Loseby Lane LE1 5DR

Urban Antidote Silver Walk, St Martin's Square LE1 5EW

Leicester Society of Artists Promoting art and artists in Leicester since 1882

Leicester Sketch Club was set up 1898 as a group where members could go out sketching and painting and meet once a month to have their work critiqued by an experienced artist

Knighton Lane Artists Group is a cooperative providing affordable spaces for local artists in the Leicester area

Leicester Art Week is an annual visual art festival produced by Leicester Visual Arts, presenting an exciting programme of exhibitions, events and commissions across the city in November.


See further exhibitions, including the annual open exhibition, and events at the Leicester Museums and Galleries website : see what's on at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, The Guildhall, Belgrave Hall, Newarke Houses, Jewry Wall, and Abbey Pumping Station.


Support for the visual arts

Arts Space Leicester explores the scope and practicalities of creating an affordable, multi-functional arts space in the city centre for use by a wide variety of creatives

Contemporary Visual Arts Network, East Midlands is part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network which supports Arts Council England’s ten year strategy to strengthen the national visual arts sector.

Creative Leicestershire supports contemporary artists and creative businesses in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It also runs Made in Leicestershire - a showcase for the rich range of handcrafted work by local artists and designer makers.

Visit the website of Arts Council England's Midlands Office

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