Creative Industries Programme: Exhibitions and Events


The Creative Industries programme is designed to provide an annual focus for the many types of creativity that occur in our workspaces and beyond. Each month we host exhibitions, workshops, discussions, screenings, family activities, opportunities to sell, and more- all based around the creative industry we're highlighting that month


Through working with partners we aim to build communities that connect artists, designers and makers - from students and emerging talent, to local, national and international professionals. 


See our exhibition hub pages below to see the latest work


#design illustration & graphic design, product & furniture Jan 2021
#interactive 
VR and gaming, UX February 2021
#film
photography and video, March 2020

#fashion and textiles, April 2020
#craft ceramics, glass, metal, May 2020
#digitalarts visual, sound, interactive art, June 2020

#art November 2020

#architecture October 2020

July & August - Summer festivals


An Indian Summer Open Exhibition


An Indian Summer Open exhibition : Now That We Are Free?

13 July - 23 August 2020


Inspired by the anniversaries of South Asian independence in recent years, this specially curated exhibition aims to explore what freedom looks like, feels like, and what it means to have attained it. As the Covid-19 crisis forces us into isolation and separation, taking away many freedoms globally, AIS OPEN also asks how this new social hurdle forces us to understand and appreciate freedom differently?

This inaugural AIS OPEN helps to mark the 10th edition of An Indian Summer, which began in 2011.


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Every October is our Design Season, a celebration of the best design work across all fields


LCB Depot is closed the public during the COVID-19 pandemic but you can find our exhibitions and events online on the links above 


Other Exhibitions

See below for 


Street art from Bring the Paint


Print Room - exhibitions from Leicester Print Workshop


Meeting rooms - this years Open Prize WInners


Also check out Leicester's other galleries and arts organisations here


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Leicester Museum & Art Gallery annual Open ExhibitionLCB 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 30 exhibition (14 December 2019 - 24 January 2020) we awarded LCB Showcase Prizes to Ali Carpenter-Hughes, Steve Sadler, and Kate Jackson. Their work will feature in our meeting rooms : Old Gallery (Kate), Garden Room (Steve) and Courtyard Room (Ali), throughout 2020.


The Sleeping Queen


Ali Carpenter-Hughes (The Sleeping Queen, above)



Steve Sadler

Steve Sadler (above)




The Sid James Car Park


Kate Jackson (The Sid James Car Park, above)





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/wall 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.


Look out for the murals refresh of our Cherry Pie wall, and the new mural by GENT on the front of LCB Depot following the 2019 Bring The Paint festival. See more in The Urban Street Art Scene Transforming Leicester. The next Bring The Paint is due in 2021.


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41 Rubens artwork (section)

See 41 Rubens - wall tiles by Fiona Meagher and Paul Reilly installed in February 2017 in our courtyard (detail, above)

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

StudioName 2 Brougham Street LE1 2BA



Also in Leicester


Attenborough Arts at the University of Leicester LE1 7HA

Leicester Gallery at De Montfort University Leicester's largest gallery space

Bishop Street Methodist Church LE1 6AF - Art At The Chapel art & spirituality project 

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

Little Theatre Dover Street LE1 6PW - The Little Gallery

Wingates Gallery  27 Loseby Lane LE1 5DR (formerly Oberon Gallery)

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

The Marvellous Art Gallery 14 Belvoir Street LE1 6QH

Hub  16 Belvoir Street LE1 6QH

Deacon Street Arts  20 Deacon Street LE2 7EF

Adore Fine Art  1 Allandale Road LE2 2DA


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.


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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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