Our mission is to provide Leeds and West Yorkshire with a huge variety of new, engaging and exciting art events. We bring you a great mix of art workshops, exhibitions, art fairs and more.

Here at Cotton On Leeds, we will host a fantastic mix of arts and crafts workshops, from painting to printing, sewing to sculpture and more! Our exhibitions focus on the talented and diverse artists we have here in Leeds. Plus, we host combined events which join art fairs, workshops and exhibitions together into one, all day event! We aim to brighten up Leeds’ art scene and lead the way in creating some amazing art events for all. We aim to show that art can be for everyone, and made by anyone!

We started off with Cotton On MCR which launched in 2017 and started off as a blog. We wanted to be more involved with Manchester’s art scene and get others involved too. Things grew from there. The business spent two years aiming to be a one-stop-shop for everything that was art in Manchester… that was a big ask! After many trials and errors in different directions, plus a huge break from work due to the events of Covid-19, I had a chance to re-evaluate the business. This led to the re-launch of Cotton On MCR in the third year, and we keep growing from there! We are now expanding into Leeds and have an umbrella brand name of Cotton On Creative Ltd! 

We ant to bring everything we have learnt from Manchester and carry this over to you. Not only are we hosting events, but we also tell you what else is going on in this great city! Follow our social media platforms and blog for a range of exhibition reviews, artists shout out and interviews, what’s on guides and more!

We are passionate about art and Leeds and want you to get involved and get passionate too!

Values that we hold dear

These help us be the best and provide the best

Art Can be for Everyone

We aim to show that can can be for everyone and made by anyone. We aim to show that you don’t need to know much or anything about art to enjoy our events, and to show a variety of artwork from a variety of people.

Be Passionate

To show passion and positivity about the work we do, and how we do it.

Best Customer Service

A commitment to being open and welcoming to all, to embrace diversity, offering the best customer service to everyone.

Have Fun

To work hard and play hard. 

Meet the team

Domino | The Owner

Hey! My name is Domino (not Dominique, or Domina or Dominic – like I usual get called haha!). I have always had a passion for art and I studied Fine Art at University of Lincoln. I wanted to combine my passion for art and my ridiculous need to be an organiser and my love for events, hence the launch of Cotton On Leeds. Outside of work I love to travel, and spent 6 months in Asia (with a stop in New Zealand) for a long, extended honeymoon. I had my first little girl in December 2020, named Luna, and she is literally the most amazing thing ever! If I ever get free time, I love to bake and watch Disney films, and I can’t wait for the day that Luna and I create dance routines to Disney songs together!

Hannah Cahill – Social Media Manager

As my job title suggests, I assist Domino in managing the social media accounts for Cotton On Creative. It’s my job to promote the amazing events that Cotton On hosts across Manchester and Leeds. To say I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful team would be an understatement!

I’ve worked in really diverse marketing roles to date, but I’ve recently taken the plunge into the world of freelancing; I’m now the full-time business owner of joy marketing. Outside of marketing, you’ll find me buried in a good book, tending to my ever-growing collection of houseplants or cooking up some tasty vegetarian grub!

 

 

Dani – Volunteer Executive Assistant

Dani is originally from San Diego and is currently a student at Salford University studying Interior Architecture. Among that, she also spends her time painting, roller skating, and working on her online store where she sells her prints and other crafty items.

Holly – Volunteer Executive Assistant

Hi! I’m Holly I’m a Photography student currently studying my Masters at MMU. My practice is rather experimental, and at times, appearing somewhat un-cohesive, encompassing an ever-growing range of mediums with a primary focus on escapism through world building and the relationships we hold through, and with, media consumption. Working with Cotton On MCR was an opportunity I felt was perfect, being inspired and drawn to the message of art accessibility, being around like-minded creatives brings new inspirations!

Flora Jackson - Volunteer Executive Assistant

Hi! I’m Flora, a soon-to-be graduate of Design at Manchester School of Art, with plans to stay on at the university to do a MA in Curation. I’m interested in exploring creative thinking & creative community projects with museums and galleries!