Located right in the heart of the city and in one of Leeds’ smaller but well-loved art districts, Wharf Chambers plays host to the very popular Mexico Project Space, which has all the hallmarks of being a big hub for art in Leeds.
Mexico (stylised as M-E-X-I-C-O) is another co-owned organisation and arts space that is controlled and constructed by a team of artists and curators alike, each of them with an invested interest in seeing local art flourish in the city. However, they’ve also got eyes on a country-wide and global scope, potentially using a variety of artists and art galleries across the planet.
The Mexico Project team is currently exploring all kinds of art projects. One example is the intriguing Twenty Two, a film project series that looks at some of the most important directors of the past centenary and the hugely popular Mad Props exhibition that ensures that what it takes to make an art space isn’t skipped over and remains interesting.
With Wharf Chambers overlooking some truly gorgeous parts of Leeds, it’s a fantastic environment in which to go and experience Leeds art at its purest and most undiluted. Mexico Project Space might not be as talked about as it should be, but its big following is more than enough to ensure this art gallery in Leeds firmly stays on the map.