Waggon Lifting Hoist Projections

Wellington Place
Assisted by the audio-visual expertise of Leeds projection specialists Lumen, various Leeds College of Art students have created festive light projections, which animate the historic lifting tower in Wellington Place.
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Waggon Lifting Hoist Projections
Waggon Lifting Hoist Projections
Waggon Lifting Hoist Projections

Just off Wellington Street, the Lifting Tower is one of the only historical clues to the previous location of Leeds’ train station. The Lifting Tower was used to hoist wagons down from the viaduct arching high above.

Number five on the trail sees festive projections beamed onto the Lifting Tower’s superfice, through the talents of Leeds College of Art students. A large-scale animation assignment, the projection showcases the creative independence of students from the BA (Hons) Animation, Fine Art and Graphic Design degree courses.

Given the opportunity to pitch an animated sequence around a Christmas (or winter) theme, the students use imagination, pushing the boundaries of tradition whilst still maintaining a broad appeal for a wide audience – it should leave a festive smile on your face! The fun, fast-paced and festive projections will last for around 12 minutes, and will loop over the viewing hours.

Launching Thursday 1st December at 6pm, the installation will then run from 4pm-8pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of launch weekend, and at the same times and days over the weeks before Christmas. It will say its last hurrah through New Year’s weekend, and then be taken down on January the 2nd.

The students delivering this project have a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills and understanding of large scale projections as a vehicle for public art.
The Lifting Tower will take pride of place at the centre of the new Wellington Place park development.
Leeds College of Art is one of the last remaining Art and Design institutions in the country.
The Lifting Tower dates back to 1850.
The 54,000 square foot park development took its name from the Lifting Tower – it is known as Tower Square.
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