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POSTPONED - Exhibition Preview: The Expressive Mark

Join us for the launch of an exhibition which celebrates the work of British artists in the second half of the 20th century.

The inspired British artists produced works on a new scale that embraced the possibilities of abstraction. They also developed new signature mark-making techniques.

The exhibition highlights paintings from the University of Leeds’ own outstanding collection. Alongside these examples of British abstract art are loans from across the country. Artists on display include Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton, Gillian Ayres and Albert Irvin.

The Expressive Mark is guest-curated by independent curator Anne Goodchild. Accompanying the exhibition is a new richly illustrated catalogue.

The exhibition opening is free to attend and all are welcome. There will be refreshments available and a welcome by Dr Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Image: Gillian Ayres, ‘Distillation’, 1957 (detail). © The Estate of Gillian Ayres. Photo © Tate

Gillian Ayres, Distillation, 1957 (detail). © The Estate of Gillian Ayres. © Photo ©Tate
Gillian Ayres, Distillation, 1957 (detail). © The Estate of Gillian Ayres. © Photo ©Tate