Mural Makers with Nicolas Dixon - Leeds International Festival

Sunday 5 May
12:00 - 18:00

Mural Makers with Nicolas Dixon

All day walk in live art session with Nicolas Dixon, Leeds born abstract artist.

Come and get your hands dirty and see how it’s done.

After recently returning home from a life changing project named Street to street for the charity Last night a DJ saved my life working with orphaned Street kids with 3 other internationally renowned artists in Tanzania, Nicolas finds himself a little closer to home in his native Leeds, involved in this years  Leeds International Festival 19. In Tanzania along with the other artists & the help of the kids they painted the Music & arts school in which they live. As in Tanzania Nicolas with this Mural makers workshop is giving kids a chance to paint on a big scale in a hope of inspiring the next generation of artists . 



Sunday 5 May 12:00 - 18:00
Free walk-ins
Discovery Zone

Nicolas Dixon is a Leeds born abstract artist who is finding himself in high demand of late and the floodgates don’t look like they are about to close anytime soon. In nod to his growing international status, Marie Claire USA wrote that “Nicolas Dixon is THE UK abstract artist making ripples in UK”, while VICE compared the unique energy in his work to the influential Keith Haring.

From an art hotel to prestigious restaurants at the forefront of gastro-cuisine such as Arras in York and Matt Healy X The Foundry in Leeds lead by the award-winning Masterchef finalist, commissions have come in a variety of places. Nicolas’ contemporary style can also be found in murals at iconic and historic spaces around Leeds: a Grade II listed Georgian orangery, in Europe’s largest and oldest indoor market Kirkgate, and the premier Trinity Shopping Centre amongst others.

As someone with a long-standing passion for house music and DJ culture, Nick has been adopted by the scene as one of its favourite artists. To that end he has reworked the world renowned Pacha cherries to celebrate 40 years, painted murals in cult UK clubs, and was also enlisted by multi award-winning producer and DJ Eats Everything as Artistic Director for his Edible Records imprint.

Never confined and restricted to one scene or location, private commissions have seen Nicolas travel to Antwerp to paint a life-size giraffe sculpture, and to Sydney to do the same to a life-size Kangaroo. Nicolas has exhibited publicly at shows such as the London Westbank Gozo and continues to be in high demand.