Leopard Arts is a website designed to publish and promote art in Aberdeen from across disciplines. We believe that Aberdeen has a lot to offer when it comes to art, with many disparate and yet vibrant scenes working parallel to each other. However, the relative disparity between these groups means that one can feel isolated in Aberdeen and cut off from the rest of it: a throbbing spoken word night can feel a million miles away from an innovative studio, or from a budding independent film, or from the many music scenes. We think this is counter-intuitive, and can lead to the people of Aberdeen, and the world at large, believing that our city is dull, grey and dreary, a place that artists come from, and not somewhere they succeed. By offering an online space where anybody can publish their work, we aim to herald, excite and energise the Arts by offering a single hub for all the different artistic mediums which are flourishing in this city.
Enxhi has recently graduated in English and History of Art from the University of Aberdeen, and is now studying a Masters at the Glasgow School of Art. Her writing explores issues of place, identity, migration and the interstices between the visual and the verbal.
Will is a postgraduate in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and a degree from UoA. He has experience in writing essays and reviews for IV as well as his own fiction and poetry. Will is very interested in folk art, postmodern nonsense and anti-modern theory.
Naomi is a graduate from the University of Aberdeen, holding an MA in English and a Masters in Literature Studies. She is an Aberdeen local, a photographer and street artist, with a keen interest in local history, gender theory, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction.
Tom Byam Shaw
Tom is a writer, and he is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Aberdeen. A well-known presence on the spoken word stages of Aberdeen, he is working on a short story collection about travel, the weird and the anthropocene.