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A vibrant abstract painting that is predominantly blue, with daubs of yellow and pink paint on top.
Gillian Ayres, ‘Distillation’, 1957 (detail). © The Estate of Gillian Ayres. Photo © Tate.
Until Sat 2 April 2022
The Expressive Mark
Art
Exhibitions
Event organiser:
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the work of British artists in the second half of the 20th century.

Discover a crucial moment in the history of British art, a period where the influence of Abstract Expressionism in America was filtering across the Atlantic.

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

Explore the shared dialogue and formal concerns of these artists and trace their significant contribution to the development and history of British post-war art.

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.

    Date
    Until Sat 2 April 2022
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    Tue 18 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 19 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 20 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 21 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 25 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 26 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 27 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 28 Jan 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 01 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 02 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 03 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 04 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 08 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 09 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 10 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 11 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 15 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 16 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 17 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 18 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 22 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 23 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 24 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 25 Feb 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 01 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 02 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 03 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 04 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 08 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 09 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 10 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 11 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 15 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 16 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 17 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 18 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 22 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 23 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 24 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 25 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tue 29 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Wed 30 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu 31 Mar 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri 01 Apr 2022
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Ticket price

    Free
    Buggy friendly
    Wheelchair access

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