Tom Palin: Elegies in Grey

09 March - 17 May 2018

Tom Palin is a Subject Leader in Fine Art at Leeds Arts University, and is currently completing his doctoral research at the Royal College of Art in London. He has exhibited widely, and recently chaired the panel discussion for the launch of the Journal of Contemporary Painting at the RCA. Forthcoming publications include ‘The White Paintings of Maurice Utrillo’ for Turps Banana.

Palin’s research re-considers medium specificity against the backdrop of an endism that haunts painting. His practice emerges from a concern for the interrelationship of material and linguistic structures in respect of the object, process and history of painting.

This exhibition will explore some of his current research questions through a series of small paintings ranging from representational to abstract. It will be accompanied by an interpretation text by Michael Belshaw. 

This is exhibition is on display in The Boardroom and The Rotunda by appointment only. Please contact Catriona McAra, University Curator, to make an appointment at or 0113 202 8263.

Opening night: Thursday 8 March 5-7pm
Free entry.

Image: Tom Palin, Works on Studio Floor, 2011-2016. Oil on wood. Image reproduced with kind permission of the artist. 

  • 09 March - 17 May 2018
  • The Boardroom/The Rotunda, Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ (Get Directions)