Slung Low to create ‘Rockdown’ gallery in Holbeck

Following on from the success of last summer’s LS11 Art Gallery, which displayed local residents artwork on lampposts in the area, Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, has launched a new participatory art project.

The Rock-down Gallery will be created by local people decorating cobble stones to brighten up the streets of Holbeck.

Speaking about the project, Ruth Saxton said:

“This lockdown is getting us down. It’s time for a little bit of joy, and a colourful splash of hope. We can’t wait for spring so we’re filling Holbeck with beautifully painted stones, decorated by you.

“We have bought a ton of Scottish Cobbles; enough for every person in Holbeck to decorate one. Then we’ll place all the stones around the area to transform Holbeck into our Rock-down Gallery.

“Let’s fill our community with colour!”

If you and/or your child would like to take part, email with your details or call in to The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX between 10am and 5pm on weekdays, collect a stone and art materials, decorate your rock, and then return to The Holbeck.