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It is not all about me: Portrait Untold with Tanya Raabe

It is not all about me, the opener the group hit upon as I sat having my portrait painted last week by artist Tanya Raabe. The renowned painter was in Hull for a weeklong residence with her national Portraits Untold project as part of Square Peg, a new disability and diversity initiative devised by staff at Artlink Centre for Community Arts. Continue reading

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Mark Rodgers: Preserving A City

To find beauty wherever it lies, is the overriding intention to the new works by painter Mark Rodgers. Visitors to the gallery space at Hull Central Library have been cheered by the familiar Hull views and landmarks, all done in his trademark vigorous style.  Continue reading

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Utopia Deferred: Paintings by Paul Collinson Conor Rogers and Mandy Payne

No less than three John Moores Prize artists, are currently exhibiting work in the group show Utopia Deferred, at Hull’s Artlink gallery on Princes Avenue. Paul Collinson from West Hull, Sheffield painter Mandy Payne and Conor Rogers the youngest of the three, a recent graduate from Sheffield Hallam. The John Moores Prize is like the Oscars of the painting world and all three artists featured in the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition. At the time of writing, Mandy Payne had just been nominated for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016.  Continue reading

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Grounds For Confidence In New Gallery

Beverley Road is to get a new gallery called GROUND in 2016, during a steady build up of arts and cultural provision, as we move towards the City of Culture year. Taking Martin Green Hull2017 CEO at his word when he said at a public meeting, ‘You don’t need permission to be part of City of Culture,’ –  a group of Hull artists have grabbed the opportunity with both hands and are due to open Ground in the new year.

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