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PERIPHERIQUE - In conversation: Phill Hopkins & Derek Horton

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PERIPHERIQUE
In conversation: Phill Hopkins & Derek Horton
Artist Phill Hopkins will be in conversation with artist, teacher, writer and co-director of &model Gallery, Derek Horton
18.00 – 20.00 Wednesday 13 November 2013
Seminar Room, Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH England

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Peripherique
Peripherique is a series of informal presentations held throughout the year at the Henry Moore Institute by artists who have previously worked at the Institute as Information Assistants. Our next presentation is by Phill Hopkins, who worked at the Institute between 1993 and 1995.

Phill Hopkins was born in Bristol, studied at Goldsmiths College, London and then relocated to Leeds. His work has been exhibited widely, most recently as part of the 2013 exhibition I Fall to Pieces at Leeds Art Gallery, selected by Becky Beasley from the Leeds Museums and Galleries collections. Hopkins is represented in various public collections, including the Imperial War Museum, London; Stadt Dortmund, Germany; Hungarian Museum of Photography and Leeds Art Gallery. The artist 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. 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.