This year Leeds College of Art is celebrating 170 years of delivering art education in Leeds. To mark its anniversary the College is organising a year of exhibitions, events and community activities, showcasing the past and embracing the future of the institution.
Patrick Hughes taught at Leeds College of Art in the 1960s. The exhibition Forwards to Backwards will include several Hughes' works made using ‘reverspective’ – a mode of relief painting which plays with the logic of perspective. The exhibition will also feature Ouroboros, a sculptural snake made in the Leeds ceramic department in 1969.
A catalogue essay by Murray McDonald will accompany this exhibition. Patrick Hughes has also recently donated a bursary fund to the College in honour of his friend and artist Anthony Earnshaw (1924-2001).