Approved: 16.08.2006

Pippa Hale

Artist, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006
  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Residencies, Public art, Project management, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Intervention, Public Art, Research, Sculpture


I define my art practice as conceptual where the work is ideas-led and the end product is manufactured using specialist services. Outcomes range from large-scale installations both in heritage venues and the public realm that are always site-specific and consider social history and geography. Since becoming a parent, I have become increasingly interested in play, children’s games and the built environment and how we might make our public spaces more playful and enjoyable to people of all ages.

CV & Education


2016    Arts and Heritage Meeting Point for Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby
2008    Leeds International Pool, Leeds City Council 
2007    North and South, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton 
2006    Secrets and Light, The Culture Company, Leeds 
2005    Situation Leeds: Contemporary Artists and the Public Realm, Leeds 
2004    Artist In Residence at Patrick Studios, East Street Arts, Leeds 


2010    Beyond The Dustheaps, The Dickens Museum, London 
2009    Town and Country, PSL [Project Space Leeds] and Harewood House Trust
2006    For The North, Generator Projects, Dundee 
2005    Christmas, Contemporary, Berlin 
2005    Launch Pad, Vitrine, Leeds 
2005    Multiples, LOT, Bristol 
2004    Artfayre, Waygood, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
2004    Artsparkle, The Corn Exchange, Leeds 
2004    Multiplus Reloaded, Saltburn Art Gallery 
2004    Thermo04, The Lowry, Salford 
2003    Artranspennine04, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Manchester Art Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery and The Ferens, Hull 
2003    Last Few Days, The Merrion Centre, Leeds 
2003    Multiplus, Grainger Market, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
2000    Common Prayer, Gallery II, Bradford University 
2000    Guest House Twenty, Site Gallery and various locations in Sheffield in association with UTK 


2008 – date    The Tetley / PSL [Project Space Leeds], Co-Founder and Trustee
2008 – date     Northern Art Prize, Founder and Director
2008 – 2012    Leeds Civic Trust, Council member
2008 – 2012    Leeds Visual Arts Forum, Secretary


2003     DCAP (Demystifying Contemporary Art Practice) East Street Arts, Leeds 
1995     BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds, Leeds 
1991     National Diploma of Foundation Education in Art and Design, Mid Warwickshire College of Further Education, Leamington Spa