Richard Lees | Writing Dangerously

by Richard Lees

FREE ENTRY – Opening 3rd August, launch night with artist attending 10th August 6:30pm.

Prints from the exhibition will be available for purchase.


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Richard Lees’ “Writing Dangerously” focuses on two literary giants, Mary McCarthy and Arundhati Roy, who each showed the courage of their beliefs by going to front line war zones – Vietnam for McCarthy and central India for Roy – to find the truth buried beneath the lies and propaganda, and to write honestly about the realities they discovered.

Roy’s Walking With the Comrades (2011) and McCarthy’s Seventeenth Degree (1974) powerfully represent communities fighting back against the brutal onslaught of state war machines and the destruction of natural resources. For both the North Vietnamese and the Naxalites in central India, defending their lands against invasions and degradation is the root of their political struggle; Richard hopes that “Writing Dangerously” visually represents this deeply felt, communal connection to the lands they fight to protect.

END DATE: Sep 23rd

In his own words, Richard is a teacher, print-maker, writer and trade unionist. He is currently the Chair of The Creative & Cultural Company and invigilates at its galleries in Princes Quay regularly; often whilst working on his latest project. He is part of the Hull Print Collective.

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Exhibition details

END DATE: Sep 23rd

Location details

HIP Gallery
East Yorkshire, Hull HU1 2PQ, UK

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