The lure of the local

Images drawn in response to living in the Chapeltown area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. A place of many cultures, it hosts a carnival every year and has an undeserved reputation for violence and drugs. It is in fact a place of many poets, musicians and artists and is a one of those locations of culture lost within the urban sprawl of many inner cities. These images are more to do with possibilities of carnival within the European tradition and are not illustrations of how it is. Most importantly carnival was a day when the world order could be turned upon its head.


This has been put in to demonstrate what final images look like. It is though impossible to see on screen what it actually looks like. It is 60 inches by 108 inches when on a wall.


Detail of Back Newton Grove


Full image Back Newton Grove 99 inches x 48 inches






















Trespassers in our own homes


Detail of Trespassers in our own homes