Council ‘thrilled’ at chance to showcase major artist’s work

Artist Gary Hume with his exhibition
Artist Gary Hume with his exhibition
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A MAJOR exhibition by one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Gary Hume, is being premiered at Leeds Art Gallery this week.

The exhibition, Gary Hume: Flashback, organised by the Arts Council Collection, will run from Thursday until Sunday, April 15, at The Headrow gallery managed by Leeds Council.

It features more than 20 paintings and sculptures produced by the Turner Prize-nominated artist.

It is made up of works bought by the Arts Council Collection during the early years of Hume’s career, supported by new pieces loaned directly from the Kent-born artist as well as others from public collections.

The exhibition is being premiered at Leeds Art Gallery before going on tour to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings and Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Leeds City Council executive member for leisure, Coun Adam Ogilvie said: “We are thrilled to be able to showcase Gary Hume’s fantastic works at Leeds Art Gallery and we cannot wait for the exhibition to start.

“Following on from the amazing exhibitions devoted to Damien Hirst and Henry Moore at the gallery last year, which proved hugely popular, this is the perfect way to start 2012.”

Admission to the exhibition is free.