Artists represented by the HIP Gallery
Richard Lees – Artist in Residence
Richard Lees Website
I started designing posters for Hull Rock Against Racism in 1979, drawing on radical AgitProp traditions for my images, which were fly posted all over Hull for four years, providing a sustained political street art presence in the city. Six are on permanent display at Hull’s Wilberforce House Museum and, under the title This Is Hull!, the whole lot went on a UK tour in 2016/17: to The People’s History Museum in Manchester, Rich Mix Arts Centre in London, Hull’s Brodrick Gallery and Summerhall in Edinburgh (at the 2017 festival) , as well as visiting schools and colleges in Hull and East Yorkshire.
My more recent print work has also been exhibited, in solo shows entitled Velvet Rope, McCarthy Iconoclast and Writing Dangerously in Hull’s HIP Gallery, 20/21 Gallery in North Lincolnshire and further afield; and, as a member of Hull Print Collective, to galleries in Hull, Beverley and East Yorkshire.
Writing Dangerously, shown at HIP in 2018, was inspired by two writers, Mary McCarthy and Arundhati Roy, who both risked everything to tell the truth about unjust, barbaric wars waged by their own governments – McCarthy in Vietnam and Roy in central India.
Coming up in 2019, my latest lino print project, No More Separation, tells the story of a young Palestinian kite maker and his flights of fantasy under the brutal Israeli occupation, and will be exhibited at HIP in July and August.
David Morris Website
George Norris Website