‘Enemy of the Stars’ on exhibit at Colours May Vary, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme, Yorkshire Evening Post
'A Graphic War', which ran from 1 -30 November 2015, was a city-wide sculpture trail examining the First World War through the lens of its graphic design outputs. The collaboration between Leeds Museums and Galleries and sculptor Ian Kirkpatrick explored the many ways in which graphic design influenced life and thought at home and on the front lines.
In our space, you could see the incredible ' Enemy Of The Stars' (above). During the First World War, Blackburn Aircraft Company was busy making aircraft in their Roundhay Road factory and in 1917 a prototype of the White Falcon, piloted by Rowland Ding crashed into Roundhay Park.
Blast from A Graphic War by Ian Kirkpatrick
On the afternoon of Friday 6th November Ian Kirkpatrick and curator Lucy Moore hosted a walk around the sculptures, which were placed at four locations across the city; Leeds Kirkgate Markets (Kingdom of Dreams), Leeds City Museum (Blast), Leeds Trinity (Britannia) and our space (Enemy of the Stars). The tour ended with us where drinks were served (thanks Little Leeds Beerhouse!)
Kingdom of Dreams from A Graphic War by Ian Kirkpatrick
Britannia from A Graphic War by Ian Kirkpatrick