Corporate solicitors Shulmans has announced the winner of its student art competition, launched to mark the firm’s recent landmark move to 10 Wellington Place, Leeds.
Enrika Vaitiekunaite, a Leeds City College student, was pronounced winner by head judge and renowned Yorkshire pastel artist Rosalind Annis.
Enrika’s chalk pastel drawing of Shulmans’ new premises also incorporated the history of the site.
The 20 year-old student beat off stiff competition from many other art students from throughout the region to win the £500 prize; her artwork will now take pride of place in the reception area of the firm’s new offices.
The winning entry was chosen by a panel of judges made up of Shulmans’ senior partner, Jeremy Shulman, senior workplace consultant of TSK group, Craig Murray, who designed the interior of Shulmans’ new offices and Rosalind Annis, a featured artist at Holmfirth Artweek.
Jeremy Shulman said:
“The standard of entries for the competition was exceedingly high and it was a very tough decision for the judges to make.
“We would like to congratulate Enrika on her winning entry.
“This site was once Leeds Central Station, and I was really impressed that the railways theme was reflected in the winning art work.
“There are reminders of the history of the site all around us, from the remaining prominent lifting tower, to the former Central Station Pub and the old Great Northern Hotel building down the road.
“The artwork will make an excellent addition to our offices, bringing old and new together, just as this magnificent building has done.”
Shulmans signed a pre-let deal in 2013 to take 15,000 sq ft across two floors of the landmark development, which is the first Grade A new office building in Leeds city centre for five years.
The firm moved into the offices, which were fitted out by office design specialists TSK, earlier this month.