Current exhibition: Craft 2024: Collected June 3 -20th


LCB delivers a year-round programme of exhibitions, events, talks and workshops. This includes work directly curated/produced by LCB or in partnership with sector partners, key brands, networks and HE. 

We utilise our Lightbox gallery space, our meeting rooms and cafe/event space and our courtyard garden to exhibit and promote works from across the creative industries and to celebrate and inspire creative enterprise 

Our creative programme’s exhibition and events programme includes work from different sub-sectors across the creative industries led by LCB and delivered in partnership with independent arts producer Vehicle Arts.  

Our exhibition open calls secure work from local, national, and international artists and creatives. 

#sound music technology, sound, generative, 20212022September 2023
#design architecture, interior, product and furniture design October 202120222023
#art visual art, sculpture, video and digital art November 202020212022, 2023
#graphics illustration, animation, motion graphics, branding, typography, Jan 20212022Dec 2022
#shop painting, art, ceramics Dec 2023
#digital art, design, VR, AR, Gaming June 2020,  Feb 2021December 2021 2023 Jan 2024
#performance drama, dance, music, comedy Feb 2022 2023 2024
#photography new for 2024
#screen (previously including photography) film, video, TV, and online video March 2020202120222023, 2024
#fashion contour, footwear & fashion design, April 2020202120222023, 2024
#craft ceramics, glass, metalwork, woodwork, textiles, jewellery  May 2020May 202120222023

If you’re looking to exhibit with us join our Open Call mailing list or keep your eyes on our social media for our Open Calls for each season

You don’t have to be making work specifically in each of the sectors, if it’s related to the theme in some way then that’s also good- if you dance about architecture we can potentially include that in October’s programme, for example. 

We’re also up for hosting events– you can send your ideas for them through the open call too.


Over the summer we host a variety of the city’s festivals as well as special exhibitions and solo shows. 

Previous exhibitions include 
2023 LCB Summer Exhibitions
2022 Being Here : Re Imagined  | SPEC 3 | Kendrick Snodin : The Prism of Memory
2021 Alternative Degree Show | This Machine Is Black | Arabesque | Inaquien


Design Season is a festival of design that occurs every October across the city showcasing leading designers from all fields based in Leicester and beyond. Find out more at the Design Season site. At LCB Depot we focus on architecture, interior, product and furniture design.

The 2020 edition featured our Design Showcase exhibition that brought together work from different design disciplines.


Every year LCB Depot awards three artists from Leicester Museums and Art Gallery’s Open exhibition a year-long exhibition in our meeting rooms. Currently on show are the artists selected from the 2021/22 Open 33 exhibition –  Elisa Panerai in our Garden Room; and George Sfougaras in our Courtyard Room. Olivier Leger is exhibiting in the cafe space from  June 6th – the end of July 2023. Previous winner Nick Linnett remains in our Old Gallery room.

Note: the rooms maybe in use so please get in touch to arrange a viewing on 01162616800 or

Previous winners include for Open 32  – Nick Linnett,Sarah ParkJames R Root.


Leicester Print Workshop take over our Print room with exhibitions from their members.

Landscapes by Emma Fitzpatrick, to 23rd August 2023

Note: the room maybe in use so please get in touch to arrange a viewing on 01162616800 or


See a list of other local exhibition venues here and at Creative Leicestershire

Find Art Workers (technicians, photographers, writers, etc) via CVAN Arts Worker Directory

See the art groups, clubs and societies supported by Leicestershire Art Alliance

You can sign up to get Creative Leicestershire’s monthly bulletin

You can also find out about current local exhibitions via our Elsewhere highlight on instagram