Hypogeal: Book Launch and Exhibition | November 2017

Red Stripe Blue (2017) Patrick Morrissey

‘Hypogeal’ is a type of germination that occurs underground without exposure to sunlight for photosynthesis, allowing a plant to grow until it reaches the surface. During the hypogeal stage the plant will grow a single leaf seed which sets the template for the characteristics of the plant when it surfaces above the ground.

Since April 2011 BasementArtsProject have been working with established artists and lecturers, recent graduates, undergraduates and members of the community on a vast array of projects here in the South Leeds area, as well as in places such as Liverpool, London, Stockholm and Jamestown; New York. This book and accompanying exhibition will look back at the work presented throughout 2015 as BasementArtsProject turned five years old.

The exhibition features work by Alan Dunn, Phill Hopkins, Dominic Hopkinson, Lens & Chisel, Samela Otoviç, Patrick Morrissey, Giulia Ricci and Ryan Riddington

The book features essays by Derek Horton, David Cotton, Anna Ratcliffe, Alan Dunn and Alistair Kaye, Dominic Hopkinson and Bruce Davies.

BasementArtsProject would like to thank Leeds Art Fund and posthumously Ben Read for the support that they have shown us since the very beginning. This book was produced with the support of Leeds Art Fund.

Tuesday 7th November | 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Exhibition Open
Thursday 9th November | 11am - 2pm
Friday 10th November | 11am - 2pm
Monday 13th November | 11am – 2pm
Thursday 16th November | 11am - 2pm
Friday 17th November | 11am - 2pm
Monday 1st September | 11am – 2pm

Screenshot 2019-02-17 at 20.52.03.png

Leeds Art Fund

This book was made possible thanx to a grant from the Leeds Art Fund


Alan Dunn

Dr Alan Dunn is an artist, curator and publisher educated at Glasgow School of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago; he is also a lecturer in Fine Art and MA Art & Design at Leeds Beckett University. READ MORE


Phill Hopkins

Born in Bristol, Phill Hopkins studied at Goldsmiths College in London and currently divides his time between London and Leeds. READ MORE


Dominic Hopkinson

Dominic Hopkinson (b. 1969) is an artist whose work addresses the connections between scientific and mathematical principles and concepts through the disciplines of drawing, sculpture and sculptural installations. READ MORE


Lens & Chisel

For more information on this collaborative duo visit http://www.lensandchisel.com


Samela Otovic

Samela Otoviç (b. 1996) is a recent BA hons Fine Art graduate of Leeds Beckett University. READ MORE


Ryan Riddington

Ryan Riddington (b. Rinteln, 1978) grew up in various locations in England and West Germany due to his Army upbringing. READ MORE