A Graphic War, by Ian Kirkpatrick


A trail of sculptures inspired by imagery from the First World War has been installed around Leeds.

Created by artist Ian Kirkpatrick, A Graphic War includes four sculptures, commissioned by Leeds Museums and Galleries and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The series looks at how graphics influenced life during World War One, and have been inspired by artefacts in the Leeds Museums and Galleries’ collection, says Kirkpatrick.

The sculptures are placed at Leeds City Museum, Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Leeds Kirkgate market and independent shop Colours May Vary.

They include BLAST!, a golden machine gunner, Britannia, a figure astride a tank, Kingdom of Dreams, a unicorn, and Enemy of the Stars, an airship merged with a dove.

The sculptures were designed digitally, and can be assembled and dissembled as a flat pack.

A Graphic War runs until 30 November.