A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE: AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY FORMER STAFF
AND STUDENTS OF HULL SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN
To celebrate Hull’s status as 2017 UK City of Culture, Hull School of Art and Design has turned detective and dug into its archives to reveal some of the artists who have passed through its doors – and then out again.
In this mixed exhibition of work kindly lent by more than 20 alumni the influence of HSAD is evident in elements of the work itself or the artists’ accounts of their time spent in Hull. After leaving, many of these artists went on to make significant contributions to UK and international cultural life, as head of art schools and university art departments or as successful and respected artists. Whatever their fields of practice, they carried with them some essence of the philosophy, awareness and training developed in Hull and the ethos of a great British art school which has been producing artists for 156 years.
This first alumni show includes paintings, print, sculpture and sound installation. It features work by Brian Cooke, Jeff Dellow, Rob Gawthrop, Clyde Hopkins, Simon Lewis, Michael Lyons, Mali Morris, Lewis Robinson and Stuart Ross.