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 is a fourth year English Literature and History of Art student at the University of Aberdeen. She was formerly Arts Editor for The Gaudie student newspaper, and now hosts a radio show on ASR. Her current dissertation explores identity and migration through the interplay between visual and verbal in twentieth-century art.
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 an Aberdeen local and prospective PhD candidate in Scottish Literature at the University of Aberdeen. Naomi has many years of experience in the local street art scene and has an intense interest in photography, local history, gender theory, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction.