Help revive Leeds Art Gallery's iconic Victorian staircase

Sarah Brown by Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire


£19,079 raised
186 funders

Funded 21 May 2017

0% funded

112% funded

Update: Leeds Art Gallery has now reopened with Lothar Götz’s brilliant new commission Xanadu welcoming visitors in the entrance stairwell.

Help us reveal the outstanding architecture of this Victorian building and see our iconic stairwell completely transformed in time for our grand re-opening in October.

This year we have been closed to carry out much needed major work to re-glaze the original Victorian roof. In the course of this work, we have revealed the original barrel vaulted ceiling covered over in the 1970s, which we are renovating ready to re-open to visitors later this year. We want to celebrate our beautiful building and the discovery of this stunning space.

We need your help to commission artist Lothar Götz to create a beautiful wall painting that will lead visitors up the original Victorian staircase to the newly revealed gallery. This immersive wall painting will be the centrepiece of the gallery, drawing attention to the new influx of natural light from the renovated spaces above, with vibrant abstract colour contrasting with the architecture.

We need to raise £17,000 to make this wall painting a reality. Can you help us? If you donate, you will receive a bespoke reward to say thank you.

Five great reasons to support the transformation of our Victorian stairway

Five great reasons to support our campaign to bring Lothar Götz to Leeds Art Gallery Read more

Back to our roots

Thank you to our donors Read more

Donors spoilt for choice with beautiful rewards

We have worked closely with artist Lothar Götz to create a unique line-up of rewards ranging from a limited edition print, stylish tote bag to special experiences Read more

Getting to know Lothar Götz

A Q&A with the artist Read more

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Huge thank you to our donors

We're 48% funded because of you! Read more

Only 4 days to go

We're on the final countdown - can you help? Read more

For funders only

Only 2 days left but still some way to go!

Can you help us spread the word? Read more

Still time to donate

Our campaign deadline has been extended! Read more

You can make it happen

Karen tells us why she donated Read more


This is the very last chance to support Leeds Art Gallery and bag an exclusive reward in the process! Read more

We did it!

Thanks to YOU we can revive our staircase Read more

Your rewards

A brief update on your donor rewards Read more

Rewards update and Xanadu preview

We're excited to be able to share a preview of Lothar Götz’s wall painting Xanadu Read more

Show us your Lothar Götz prints!

One week to go until the reopening! Now that you've started receiving your exclusive prints, we'd love you to tweet us your pictures Read more

2 Days to go!

We're full to the brim with iconic new artworks and exciting exhibitions, ready to welcome you through our doors in just 2 days time Read more

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