Help revive Leeds Art Gallery's iconic Victorian staircase

Sarah Brown at Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire


£17,502 raised
187 funders

Funded 21 May 2017

0% funded

102% 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

For funders only

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

With thanks to...

Hazel Arthur

Elizabeth Lightman

Stephen Cohen

Amy Campbell

Marie-louise Hansen

Paul Jinks

Karoline Kemp

Hilary Kidd

Sigrid Kirk

Suzanne Roberts

Anna Reeve

Roberto Rodriguez-Saona

Nina Rogers

Jen Kaines

Merrin Kalinowski

Edmund Hewson

Anthony Edwards

Jane Fontana

Anne Valentine

Robert Vasey

Toby Brown

Pat Brown

Leanne Buchan

Madeline Adeane

Mshari Alghadier

Isobel Cassells

Ann Castle

Sheel Douglas

Ellie Farrer

Angela Hulme

Ben Hepworth

Elizabeth Hird

Richard Bailey

Lothar Goetz

Katharine Robbins

Isabel Russell

Norma Sacchetti

Laura Culpan

Sarah Brown

Bruce Bishop

Niki Braithwaite

Jocelyn Baldwin

Christina Colgate

Neil Hall

Sara Gilmore

Rebecca Herman

Kathleen Prince

Megan Jones

Louise Marchal

Gladys Strawbridge

Natalie Walton

Robert Wilson

Carolyn Young

Elizabeth Simpson

Jaqueline White

Keith Batchelor

Hilary Clarke

Chloe Fairbairns

Joseph Downey

Peter Thompson

Yvonne Hardman

Sally Hilton

David Mateer

Katherine Wood

Jane Collins

Kate Newell

Camilla Nichol

A Phillips

Andrea Verhoeven Todd

Jen Kaines

Ginny Wilkinson

Angela Fogg

Nick Moore

Samuel Nicholls


Katherine Humphris

Lucy Taylor

Anita Stepnitz

Deborah Knowles

Paul Knox

Jane Bhoyroo

Bryony Bond

Ruth Bailey

John Ansbro

Deanne Martin

Lizzy Wilson

Alison Mcintyre

Emma Oxtoby

Susan Page

Luke Judd

Diana Aindow

Claire Duffield

Domo Baal

Sarah Lord

Frank Gresham

Garry Barker

Hannah Richards

Joanne Powell

Debbie Wakefield

Pamela Crowe

Lucy Evans

Andrea Dawson

Philippa Finnerty

Garance Rawinsky

Olivia Young

Ellen Thorpe

Laura Wilson

Sarah Humphreys

Jane Hindley

Nick Fear

Sarah Kernick

Matthew Leddy

Leah Megginson




Helen Pickering

Amy Foulds

Andrew Gill

Catherine Hall

Helen Plimley

Catherine Richardson

Jantze Tullett

Rebecca Wade

Barbara Eykel

Susan Westbrook

Sheila Amodia

Cluny Macpherson

Susan Rollinson

Sophie Johnstone

Sally Coe

Peter Adamczyk-haswell

Adrian Knowles

Sandy Needham

Iain Sturch

Tess Smith

Olivia Stross

Helen Seymour

Emma Bennett

Marta Cobb

Marion Payne

Lucy Moore

Maria Spadafora

Angela Birkin

Alice Miller

Faith Radford-Lloyd

Suzanne Roberts


Rosenary Dudgeon

T Copley

Wendy Denman

Trevor Horsewood

Paul Elcock

Elizabeth Foody

K Lynch

John Howard

Sarah Drewell

Debbie Jeffers

Neil Zakiewicz

Susan Davies

Emma Inskip

Rachel Pilling

Louise Sandles

Christabel Mitchell

Judith Nesbitt

Eleanor Turner


Clare Linton

Philip Moger

Philippa Quayle

Elizabeth Minkin

Stephen Davis

Andrea Smart

Martin Staniforth

Helen Skilbeck

Edward Roberts

Helen Shepherd

Gillian Roche

Jane Wood

Samantha Havis

Clare Mitchell







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