Richard Wheater (UK)
2 Water Lane
Leeds, LS11 5BW
If this year has shown us anything it’s the compassion that the people of Leeds have shown to one another during this difficult time. Thousands of people signed up as volunteers to support others, we united in clapping the NHS and key workers for their courageous front-line work, and we adorned our windows with rainbows, symbolising hope for a brighter future.
Yorkshire based artist, Richard Wheater, has taken the idea of the rainbow, nature’s most stunning display of natural light, and designed a bespoke new work for the city of Leeds. The design is based on a full rainbow circle in light, which is how a rainbow looks in its true form from the air or from space. NASA use the technical term GLORY which seems like a fitting name for the piece.
We are delighted that Richard will be working with a group of young people from Leeds to create this stunning large-scale artwork. Visible from the water and the riverside walk, GLORY will brighten up the Leeds Waterfront.