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Animate - Inanimate

Tags: Group Exhibition, Indoor Sculpture

20th July

More than Human 4

I am delighted to be exhibiting this work in the Royal Society of Sculptors' Summer Exhibition. Selected by Greville Worthington (Chair for the Board of Trustees for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park), it is part of a series called More Than Human.

This uncanny union between rock and flesh, continues my fascination with the interconnectedness between the human and non-human, as a means of exploring our relationship with impermanence; what passes and what outlasts. In the age of the Anthropocene, how we comprehend the geological world and the flesh world as united, interconnected even, seems a pertinent question.

22nd July - 14th September
Mon-Fri: 11am-5pm
Sat: 12-5pm

sculptors.org.uk

Royal Society of Sculptors
Dora House
108 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington
London
SW7 3RA

 

Hitchens: Alfred, Ivon, John, Simon

Tags: Group Exhibition

1st July

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I am delighted to be exhibiting alongside my forefathers in a group show - bravo to Kevis House Gallery for making it happen. Ivon and John are both having a number of exhibitions throughout the south of England this summer, but my great grandfather Alfred's work is rarely seen.

Landscape and the natural world are themes which run strongly through my family's art, and a direct tool I use to create my work. I'm pleased to be showing new bronzes and drawings for the first time - for example this shadow drawing made between sunrise and sunset, recording the relentless rotation of the earth beneath our feet.

This exhibition has been organised in conjunction with Petworth Festival and Pallant House Gallery.

Private View 17 July 1-8pm

Intimate Places

17 - 31 July
10am - 5pm: Tuesday - Saturday
Kevin House Gallery
Lombard Street
Petworth, West Sussex
GU28 0AG
kevishouse.com
mail@kevishouse.com
01798 215 007

 

Thinking Beyond Rock

Tags: Solo Exhibition, Outdoor Sculpture, Public Event

23rd June

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This solo show at Cheeseburn combines all aspects of my practice: drawing, sculpture, film, photography and public art. Landscape is a clear theme which runs though the exhibition and in particular my ceaseless investigation with rock as a material and conceptual tool to explore the human condition. I am particularly pleased to be exhibiting for the first time, my day-long shadow drawings, pictured above. These have been made by continued drawing between sunrise and sunset. Other drawings and sculpture offer different ways to view this inanimate material and questions its interconnectedness with human kind. My large screened film Genesis will be viewing continuously, offering an immersive experience of landscape.

Themes of perception, duality, reflection and presence are continued in two large scale sculptures outdoors, in the beautiful grounds of Cheeseburn Grange.

Displaced Topography

As part of this exhibition I am displaying a working model and large scale images of my planned local sculpture Ascendant: The Elizabeth Landmark. The objective is to produce a contemporary landmark and cultural destination at Cold Law on the Ray Estate, which benefits the local community and economy, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s services to the country and her life-long dedication to the Commonwealth. The success of the sculpture will grow from a sensitivity to land and place: born in form, material and presence from the majestic geography that supports it.

This exhibit explores how my public commissions are interconnected with my studio practice through materials and concepts, how I work across different mediums and scales to investigate our relationship to the planet we live upon.

I will be giving a talk about my work on the weekend of 6/7th July.

Elizabeth Landmark by Simon Hitchens

29th & 30th June, 6th & 7th July
11am - 4pm
Cheeseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
Northumberland
NE18 0PT
cheeseburn.com
info@cheeseburn.com

 

Parallel Lines - Drawing & Sculpture

Tags: Group Exhibition

20th June

Deconstructing Wholeness 13

I am delighted to be taking part in an exhibition at the Lightbox Gallery, Woking, titled Parallel Lines - Drawing & Sculpture. The concept of this show is to exhibition drawings by contemporary sculptors alongside sculptures of Modern British sculptors held within the Ingram Collection. Barbara Hepworth's Sculpture with Colour and Strings, pictured below, is the sculpture I have chosen to respond to in this exhibition, which explores how artists have used line in both drawing and sculpture. Landscape was a prime source of inspiration for Hepworth, saying “All my work comes from the landscape.” My own practice has a deep engagement with the natural world and I am exhibiting two drawings which explore specific aspects of rock where straight lines or ‘moments’ define and animate an internal space.

Sculptors in this exhibition include Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Anthony Caro and William Turnbull amongst others. A twin exhibition Parallel Lines: Sculpture and Drawing, is currently on show at the Royal Society of Sculptors (108 Old Brompton Road, London SW3) until 13th July. That exhibition reverses the concept by exhibiting drawings from Modern British sculptors with sculptures by contemporary sculptors.

Private View at Lightbox 26 June 6.30-8pm

Hepworth Sculpture with Colour and String hi res small

22 June - 25 August
10.30am - 5pm: Tuesday - Saturday
The Lightbox
Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4AA
thelightbox.org.uk
01483 737800

 

RWA Secret Postcard Auction

Tags: Group Exhibition, Public Event
Deconstructiong-Wholeness-12

30th April

Every now and again I give works to creative charities and I'm delighted to say that I have made a new work for this year's RWA Secret Postcard Auction. This is an important revenue source for the self founded RWA and it is always a joy to see so many artworks by well known and lesser known artists, lined up anonymously.

It offer buyers a chance to purchase unique works of art for as little as £40, by some of the countries leading artists such as: Anish Kapoor, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, David Nash, Ana Maria Pacheco, Gilbert & George, Susan Derges, etc.

As it is a secret auction, I can not place an image of my drawing here, so am showing you another recent drawing instead.

The live event takes place on 16th May 6-9.30pm at RWA Bristol

For further information, click HERE

Please go and view the all the cards on exhibition from 3rd - 15th May, as well as the current Sculpture Open exhibition which I have a work in, at:
Royal West of England Academy
Queen's Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1PX
T: 0117 973 5129
rwa.org.uk

RWA Sculpture

Tags: Exhibition, Group Exhibition
IMG 1939

12th March

Yesterday was challenging yet rewarding: I spent it with two colleagues at the RWA in Bristol, slowing woking out how best to structure a cohesive sculpture exhibition from the 80-90 sculptures that we had selected a number of weeks before, for the RWA Sculpture Open.

Challenging because when I arrived in the morning, the galleries looked as per the image above - an almost chaotic placement of sculpture which had been delivered by the artists over the previous two days. Having a vision for how best to 'hang' the work was the starting point, followed by a lot of moving pieces around the galleries again, and again, until at the end of the day there seems to be the framework of a cohesive looking exhibition. Today I couldn't be there to continue the work of hanging and placing, so I'm keen to se how it all looks at the private view this Friday evening.

Rewarding because its a total privilege to see so many sculptures one room, with so much artistic energy, craft and ideas galvanised into creative explorations of the three dimensional. I believe we have coordinated a good-looking show where sculptures talk to each other from across the room, or open up avenues for discussion because of how they are juxtaposed next to a different artists work.

Running on conjunction to the Sculpture Open is an exhibition of Gaudier-Brzeska's work, and a solo show by Ana Maria Pacheco.

Tuesday-Saturday: 10-5.30pm
Sunday: 11-5pm
Monday: Closed

RWA Bristol
Queen's Road,Clifton
Bristol,BS8 1PX
T: 0117 973 5129

 

RWA Open Exhibition

Tags: Group Exhibition, Indoor Sculpture, Exhibition

7th October

I will be showing two new sculptures in the RWA 166th Annual Open Exhibition.
Continuing my theme of rock and body, mountain and flesh, transient and permanent, these three sculpture will be show for the first time at the RWA.

Exhibition runs:
7th October - 25th November
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30 pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Royal West of England Academy
Queen's Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1PX
T: 01179735129
[[rwa.org.uk]]

Simon Hitchens   More than human 5 1
 

Diaphanous Sculpture?

Tags: Group Exhibition, Public Event

11th June

GLASS - Work by Contemporary Artists

Quiet Core Dubai

I am delighted to be showing a number of my glass works in a group exhibition at Canary Wharf over the summer and invite you to join me at the private view on 19th June. The sculptures are part of a series I made a number of years ago using transparent materials to suspend translucent forms, which explore presence, absence and perception. With works ranging in scale from the small and intimate to the mulit-tonned, among the other artists exhibited will be Lilliane Lijn, Annie Cattrell, Julian Wild and Danny Lane.

PRIVATE VIEW 19th JUNE, 6-8pm

Exhibition dates:
Monday 18th June - Friday 10th August
Open daily 7am-8pm
Free entry

Exhibition Tour with the curator Ann Elliott and a number of the artists:
Tuesday 3rd July, 6,30-7.15pm
Free, but please contact Canary Wharf Public Art Office to reserve a place.

Where:
Lobby
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5AB
T: 0207 418 2257
E: publicart@canarywharf.com

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Faces of Sculpture

Tags: Group Exhibition, Indoor Sculpture, Exhibition

11th May

I'm delighted to be showing a work again at the Royal Society of Sculptors. This time as part of a photographic exhibition by Anne Purkiss titled Faces of Sculpture. Anne has been documenting sculptors and their work places for the past three decades and has an extraordinary collection of British sculptors in her archives ranging from Caro and Frink to Hirst and Whiteread. Out side the entrance to the Royal Society of Sculptors is Dame Elizabeth Frink's great head Memorian III.

My sculpture continues an investigation into the interconnectedness between the human and the non-human and is exhibited next to an image of me working a thirty tonne boulder in a Welsh stone quarry, four years ago.

Open:
14th May - 14th July
Mon-Fri 11am - 5pm
Sat 1pm - 5pm

Royal Society of Sculptors
108 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3RA
0207 373 8615
sculptors.org.uk

Simon Hitchens   untitled
Frink lead image for exh 960 1210 s c1

Photo: Anne Purkiss

 

Cheeseburn

Tags: Group Exhibition, Outdoor Sculpture, Public Sculpture

30th April

Today was a good day, installing two sculptures: sun on my back, lifting tackle, rock, sculpture, machines, and helpful assistants. There's a job to be done, everything is thought through and it runs like clockwork, almost like a choreographed performance (well, perhaps thats pushing it a little). Whilst it is physically pretty hard and mentally taxing, thinking about every eventuality, it actually seems like a day off. I guess thats the wonder of working out of doors!

Installing at Cheeseburn

So now these two favourites pieces belong to the Northumbrian landscape, at Cheeseburn Grange. CG is a beautiful set of buildings set within stunning gardens which have the feel of a large country house, yet the scale and intimacy of a personal project. There is a fantastic variety of sculpture to be found, from large well crafted statements, to small and gentle interventions. Open for selected weekends over the summer - see below.

The Other I   Cheeseburn

Cheeseburn Grange
Stamfordham
Northumberland
NE18 0PT
info@cheeseburn.com
cheeseburn.com

Open weekends:
May 19th/20th
May 26th/27th/28th
June 30th/July 1st
July 7th/8th
August 25th/26th/27th
September 1st/2nd

 
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