Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address
Convention House, Leeds, UK 2019

Devised and curated by Marion Harrison
Commissioned by East Street Arts
Words – Derek Horton
Photo Credits – Jules Lister
Website Design – Erik Winterburn/Studio Volk
Audio – Baile Beyai and Stuart Mellor

This project aimed to critically, practically and technically test the potential scope of this new space through innovative, idiosyncratic, exploratory and inventive uses and implementation of technology, digital material, image, construction, words, systems, encounter and group learning.

--tomorrow is our permanent address and there they'll scarcely find us (if they do, we'll move away still further): into now
— E.E. Cummings – all ignorance toboggans into know. (1944)

Words – How will anyone know what is happening?

Convention House

Convention House is situated in Mabgate, Leeds. Formerly a convent and then used as an accountants for the last 37 years, this Victorian large-scale terraced building has recently been redeveloped into a unique creative space by East Street Arts.

Words – What makes a creative space?

︎ Laura Grace Ford

︎ Alex De Little

︎ Sophie & Kerri

︎ Marion Harrison & Stuart Mellor

︎ Jake Krushell & Alfie Kungu

︎ Marnie Simpson

︎ John Orlek

︎ Ben Dalton

︎ Sable Radio

︎ Village Pop up @ Convention House

Marsh Lane Billboard Project

Programmed by Marion Harrison and Alan Dunn.

Words – Public art; art in public spaces, art in the public realm…

︎ Dominic from Luton

︎ Laura Grace Ford

︎ Sophie & Kerri

︎ Jessie Brennan

︎ Tara Colette

︎ Andy Edwards


‘Tomorrow is our permanent address’
Marsh Lane Billboard Project – Part 1.
October 2019 – Jan 2020
Curated by Marion Harrison

These billboards form part of the first artist-run project, Tomorrow is our permanent address in Convention House. Artists have been invited to investigate, collaborate and openly test the potential scope of this new space.

This billboard is viewable from a wide range of infrastructural, social and architectural vantage points, including from one of the UK’s shortest motorway sections and from Convention House itself.

Dominic from Luton, Laura Grace Ford and Sophie Chapman & Kerri Jefferis have responded to these short and long viewing perspectives to question how closely or critically we actually view and remember images from the fringes of our cities.

Dominic from Luton – Oct 2019
Laura Grace Ford – Nov 2019
Sophie Chapman & Kerri Jefferis – Dec 2019

‘The building of 100 names’ billboards
Marsh Lane Billboard Project – Part 2.
Jan 2020– March 2020
Curated by Alan Dunn

Alan Dunn, curator of Bellgrove Billboard Project (Glasgow 1990-91), Liverpool Billboard Project (1999) and FOUR WORDS (2016-date) has invited 3 artists, Jessie Brennan, Tara Collette and Andy Edwards to respond to the billboard’s prominent location and its proximity to Convention House.

Jessie Brennan – Jan 2020
Tara Collette – Feb 2020
Andy Edwards – March 2020