Phill Hopkins In Conversation with Derek Horton

Peripherique @ Henry Moore Institute | Seminar Room

13.11.13 6pm - 8pm

Untitled (Burn print drawing II) Phill Hopkins 2011

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Peripherique is a series of informal presentations held throughout the year at the Henry Moore Institute by artists who have previously worked there as Information Assistants. Following on from presentations by Tom Railton and Richard Taylor, we end 2013 with Phill Hopkins who worked at the Institute from 1993 – 1995

Phill Hopkins was born in Bristol. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London before relocating to Leeds. His work has been exhibited widely, most recently as part of Becky Beasley’s exhibition, ‘I Fall to Pieces’ (named after his piece), at Leeds Art Gallery. He is represented in various public collections, including, Imperial War Museum, London; Stadt Dortmund, Germany; Hungarian Museum of Photography and Leeds City Art Gallery. He says of his practice “All sculpture comes from drawing which is at the centre of everything. Not only is it at the core of my practice as an artist, but, and possibly more importantly, it allows me to be tethered to myself and the world”

Derek Horton is an artist, writer and curator. He taught for many years in higher education, most recently as the Head of Research in Contemporary Art at Leeds Metropolitan University, until 2008. He co-founded the online magazines ‘/seconds’ with Peter Lewis in 2005 and ‘Soanyway’ with Lisa Stansbie in 2009. Soanyway combines narrative writing, poetry, music and art, including sound and video, and presents work by artists from around the world. His latest project is as a curator and co-director of &Model, bringing work by international contemporary artists to a three-storey gallery in central Leeds.

Hopkins’ will be discussing his work with Derek Horton on Wednesday 13th November at the Henry Moore Institute