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Review: Richard Lees Exhibition – Hull Rock Against Racism

1create - This is Hull Rock Against Racism
1create - This is Hull Rock Against Racism

We were pleased to have been invited to attend Richard Lees exhibition launch in Hull.

This exhibition is for the “This is Hull Rock Against Racism Posters UK Exhibition Tour” and “McCarthy Iconoclast”.

Where: Brodrick Gallery Hull School of Art and Design, Queen’s Gardens, Hull HU1 3DG.

Exhibition Duration: 7th – 28th July 2017.

Admission: Free.

NOTE: Tickets are not required and you can turn up on the day.

I really think the opening night was a success

Paul Frederick | 1create.co.uk Founding Member
1create - This is Hull Rock Against Racism img12 Photography credit – Paul Frederick

After Richard Lees posted his event This Is Hull Rock Against Racism Posters UK Exhibition Tour and McCarthy Iconoclast opening event in the 1create.co.uk group I thought this looked a great Exhibition at the Brodrick Gallery Hull College.

As soon as we arrived we were greeted by live music from Bandarama which was a great way to start the tour of the exhibition.

Richard gave a great insight into his inspirational work and I was really drawn to one piece in particular for the band The Z Men which grew into the band The House Martins.

Richard asked us to pick six pieces from the McCarthy Iconoclast print’s which we thought were the best which really made me engage more with the work.

I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition and talking with Richard. I would highly recommend visiting the exhibition and definitely give this a 5 star review.

Here are a few words from the exhibition founder about the event.

It’s good to get praise but better to stimulate thoughts and discussions.

Richard Lees

1create - This is Hull Rock Against Racism Richard and Paul

My Exhibition launch provided a great opportunity for conversations about art, politics, culture and all kinds of issues sparked off by people’s varied reactions to my prints.

It’s good to get praise but better to stimulate thoughts and discussions.

Most intriguing of all are the surprising assessments, associations and interpretations that people offer that make me reevaluate the message or meaning I had intended to convey through a particular image.

The good time live music from Bandarama and the fact that it was a Stand Up To Racism event helped to create a sense of positive solidarity, commitment and shared experience which I hope all the people attending felt to some degree.

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