The Urban Garden Arts Project



Leave your mark on the Leeds landscape.

Unipol is working alongside local organisations to bring a wave of colour and nature into the Blenheim area which sits between the University of Leeds and Leeds Arts University.


**This competition is now closed.

Watch this space for details of how to vote for your favourite design!**


After cleaning up the area by removing existing graffiti, keeping litter under control, and fixing new plant boxes to the gable ends of the walls along the A660, we want to finish off the project by getting the local community involved and to provide a platform to showcase the artistic talents of the people of Leeds.

This competition, in partnership with Leeds City Council, provides Leeds artists with the chance to display their work in the local community. Entrants of the competition are encouraged to work to themes of:

  • The natural world
  • Flora and fauna
  • Re-naturing urban spaces
  • Forgotten relations between man and nature.

The canvas height is 1.2 metres and width is 4.0 metres.

A shortlist will be chosen and then the public will be able to vote for the overall winners. The designers with the most votes will win one of four planned spaces on which to paint their work, or for it to be painted by a professional graffiti artist.



See the location here: