Writing for a-n News in August 2016, Hull-based artist Paul Collinson called on the City of Culture legacy team to “set foot outside their fortress and talk to those who will be left behind to carry on the good work”. Now, after the city’s high-profile year of cultural activity, he looks back over the year and asks, “Where next?”
This year’s Engage International Conference took place in Hull and was titled ‘The Whole Picture: Rethinking Diversity’. Hull-based artist Paul Collinson reports from the two-day event.
As many of the city’s artists bemoan their exclusion from next year’s UK City of Culture celebrations, Hull-based painter Paul Collinson looks beyond the 2017 spectacle and asks what the legacy will be for those living and working there.