New art exhibition gives unique look on Emerald Headingley development

Fans will have witnessed first hand over the last two years the dramatic transformation of our home at Emerald Headingley and now a new art exhibition captures the incredible transformation in a unique way.

Joe Bean is a designer, illustrator and urban sketcher based in Leeds in the UK. He has worked on projects for many design companies and advertising agencies across the region, as well as direct clients, designing everything from corporate identity, leaflets, posters, brochures and packaging.

Having seen the re-development in full swing, Joe decided to start sketching the work in progress from various view points around the stadium to capture an incredible moment in the 129-year history of the stadium.

He explains the attraction of urban sketching on his website, “Discovering the Urban Sketchers community re-ignited the joy of sketching purely as a form of artistic expression, and as their manifesto states I’m ‘showing my world, one drawing at a time’. I am also the co-ordinater for Urban Sketchers Yorkshire and organise ‘sketch crawls’ across the region, where our members can meet and sketch together. I share my sketches online through Facebook, Flickr and Instagram and enjoy the feedback that I get through being part of USK as well as seeing the great work produced by this global network of artists.”

The collection is entitled ‘Destruction to construction’ and has been beautifully curated by Leeds Arts University graduate Helen Dryden.

The exhibition is available to view for the next six weeks at Coffee on the Crescent, 2 The Crescent, Leeds LS6 2NW