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Antony Gormley's Brickman - Leeds' Lost Opportunity

Wednesday 20th April 2016


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In the late 1980s Leeds, city of sculpture, home of the Henry Moore Institute, was offered Antony Gormley's 120 feet high Brickman, to be built on the Holbeck Triangle outside the City Station. This major project was thrown out by the Planning Committee and the Brickman never came to Leeds. James Hamilton, who was at the centre of the Brickman project, will describe the sequence of events.

Dr James Hamilton was Director of the Yorkshire Contemporary Art Group and the Holbeck Triangle Trust 1984-89. He is the author of a number of books including Turner - A Life (1997).

This talk will take place at The Leeds Library, Commercial Street (between the Co-operative Bank and Paperchase).