Leeds & West Yorkshire

'Dog art' displayed on Leeds lampposts

A tin of dog food and a dog from the art exhibition
The pictures are being placed on the lampposts at "appropriate heights"

A series of photographs which organisers say is designed to appeal to dogs is being hung on lampposts in parts of Leeds.

The pictures, which are being placed on the lampposts at "appropriate heights", are being put up in Rodley and Bramley.

The photos, which show things like bones and pet food, are part of the I Love West Leeds Festival, part-funded by the city council.

Organisers said the project was also a reminder to clear-up after pets.

The pictures will be displayed on the Leeds Bradford Road and Rodley Town Street.

Festival director, Jane Earnshaw, said: "West Leeds is a great area for dog walkers especially Bramley Falls Park.

"The festival is not frightened to have a laugh and the exhibition does carry reminders to clean up after your dog.

"We put a lot of serious art on too, but because west Leeds has no art venues we put exhibitions where people live and work."

A picture of a dog's nose from the exhibition
Organisers said the photos were also a reminder to clean up after dogs

The annual arts festival started in 2006.

The festival's total budget is £85,000, which includes paying for the events, artists, staffing and publicity. It runs for three weeks during July.

Bramley Falls Park is the location for the festival's main event on Sunday, 3 July.

In the past the festival day has attracted 3,000 visitors.

The festival is funded by Leeds City Council, Arts Council England and local businesses.

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