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The This And The That  2015, pencil, coloured pencil, gouache, PVA on gesso panel, 25x20cm



This drawing is included in the Jerwood Drawing Prize The exhibition will be on display at Jerwood Space, London from 16 September – 25 October 2015, followed by a tour to venues across the UK, including Cheltenham Art Gallery (21 November 2015 - 31 January 2016), Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury (11 February - 9 April 2016), and Falmouth Art Gallery (23 April - 25 June 2016).  

Several of my OSB paintings feature in ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ at Arthouse, Lewisham

OSB3 and OSB4, both oil on gesso panel, 2015

These two paintings feature in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, open from June 13th - August 21st 2016:

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Several of my sculptures and paintings - from the same body of work as the piece shown on the invite - are included in the following group show: [RSVP essential:]



‘Humble As Hell’, Oct 2017 - I’m curating a group exhibition at the Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn, Elterwater. There will also be a residency and solo show there at a later date. More details to follow.

Solo show in Nottingham, more details at

This new sculpture, along with several other pieces of mine will be on show at Sid Motion Gallery from 22nd June-28th July2017, more details below

sid motion gallery


Colour, Order, System 23rd June – 28th July 2017 Private view: Thursday 22nd June 2017, 6-9pm   Sid Motion Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition, Colour, Order, System, which includes new paintings by Sue Kennington and Richie Culver, a window commission by Fiona Grady, and painting and sculpture by Roland Hicks.

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New and recent OSB work will be on show in London from 29th June-29th July 2017 at dalla Rosa, details below:

Studio visit and interview by Holly Black, with photography by Tom Smyth now on Elephant Magazine’s website, see the full article here:

‘Colour, Order, System’ at Sid Motion review by Oliver Morris Jones on Arteviste, read more here

Both ‘Cross Section 04’ at dalla Rosa and ‘Colour, Order, System’ at Sid Motion are featured by Paul Carey Kent in ‘Choices Up Now’ on his blog Paul’s Art World


Humble As Hell

(A discreet exhibition of some importance)

Susan Collis, Neil Gall, Roland Hicks, Nicky Hirst, Paul Housley, Duncan Macaskill, Stephen Palmer, Cathie Pilkington, Joel Tomlin, Richard Woods 

at the Kurt Schwitters Merzbarn, Elterwater

 The artist Kurt Schwitters was once described by the writer and curator John Elderfield as ‘curious for being so self-effacing and so supremely self-confident at one and the same time’.  Humble As Hell brings together ten contemporary artists whose works address this same paradox in a number of different ways. The exhibition takes place at the site of Schwitters’ final creative project, in the English Lake District.

 The show runs from Oct 21 – Nov 26th 2017, with an opening event from 6pm on Saturday 21st October.

(Of course, you don’t have to come.)

But it’s going to be wonderful.

More details and install images here: Humble as Hell

You can find the Merzbarn here:



My 2007 painting 'Sometimes We Sense The Doubt Together'  features in the exhibition 'Sticky Business - the Temptation of Sugar in Art' at the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam [details below].The painting previously appeared in the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 2008/9, and was also shown in solo exhibitions at Oriel Davies, Newtown and Ffotogallery, Cardiff in 2007.




Dan Bannino, Djonga Bismar, Boris van Berkum, Katja Bjørn, Jonas Etter, Van Brummelen & De Haan, Roland Hicks, John Isaacs, Mubuku Kipala's, Studio Kollektiv, Joseph Mar, Bompas & Parr, Pip & Pop, Matine Poot, L.A. Raeven, Studio Lernert & Sander, Johanna Schmeer, Helmut Smits, Zineb Sedira,  Domenico Tedone, Caro Verbeek, Driessens & Verstappen, Marije Vogelzang, Uli Westphal, Plus Zwei.

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam | Hoogstraat 112 | 3100 AE Schiedam, the Netherlands

4 new small works on paper are included in Kristian Day’s ongoing Paper Cuts project,exhibition opening 14th December 2017.

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Three recent ‘Dissemblage’ paintings are included in the 2018 CBP Painting prize at Huddersfield Art gallery, details below. The show will then transfer to the Menier Gallery in London, PV from 4-6pm Saturday 9th February 2019.

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The Tiresome Truth

Angela de la Cruz, Helene Appel, Roland Hicks

ASC Gallery, Jan 25th-Mar 8th 2019, pv Thurs 24th Jan 6-9pm

In polarised times it seems particularly important to maintain voices of subtlety and doubt.  

‘The Tiresome Truth’ brings together work by three artists who demonstrate different approaches to the idea of trying to make truthful art, but who nevertheless all explore areas of uncertainty, and aren’t afraid to pose more questions than they answer.

Trying to be ’truthful’ as an artist can be problematic.  Is a sculpture somehow more honest than a painting? Is an illusionistic painting any more or less 'real' than a non-objective one? Does a found object seem somehow more authentic than something imagined or invented?

Or must all art be a form of untruth? 

My small 2018 sculpture ‘The Shallow Depths’ features in the Kunsthal Vejle project in Denmark from 5th Jan - 30th April 2019,