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Lines of Empathy

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Curated by Giulia Ricci, this group exhibition of 17 artists who draw on paper, is accompanied by an in-depth book of research by the same name. The exhibition and book explores and interrogates what it means to draw: cognitively, physically, perceptually, intellectually and emotionally.

It's a rich and unusually in-depth interrogation into drawing. As processed based and durational drawings are part of my practice, this has been a rewarding opportunity, to put pen to paper about so many different aspects of what it takes to make one of these drawings. Its also a privilege to show alongside so many interesting fellow artists: Fay Ballard | Duncan Bullen | Lucinda Burgess | Helen Cass | Rachel Duckhouse | Mary Griffiths | Simon Hitchens | Louise Hopkins | Carali McCall | Onya McCausland | Anna Mossman | David Murphy | Peter Peri | Kathy Prendergast | Giulia Ricci | Wendy Smith | Kate Terry

Dates: 3 - 25th February
Venue: Patrick Heide Contemporary Art
11 Church Street
London, NW8 8EE
Open 12-5pm Wednesday - Saturday



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Simon Hitchens    A certain recirpocity 2

I'm delighted to have my sculpture A Certain Reciprocity #2 included in the AnimaMundi Gallery online exhibition IMBOLC.

Body/wax, animate/inanimate - where does sentience start and finish? How do we perceive the world? What is our relationship to rock, the material and it’s deep time origin? Can we engage with the world differently if we begin to comprehend our own transience to that of rock?

The show can be viewed through the link below - it’s a beautifully curated coming together of different artists and ideas.
Dates: 28 January - 10 March


Southampton City Art Gallery

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Evolving landscapes

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It's such a pleasure to be showing alongside my father John, grandfather Ivon, and great grandfather Alfred, in the exhibition The Hitchens Family: A Shared Love Of Landscape. Rarely do I get the chance to show alongside them and further understand our common threads: the theme of Landscape is obvious, but the subtleties of what Landscape mean are deep and various. My father had a broad and impressive retrospective here in 2020, where his familiar earlier paintings were in conversation with more recent abstractions and explorations into sculpture. My grandfather needs no introduction, but my great grandfather, Alfred, is often overlooked. His trade of portraiture was very accomplished, as too were his grander Pre-Raphaelite style canvases, but his intimate and quiet pastel landscapes are a delight to rival Samuel Palmer.

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My brooding black sculpture of a brief moment in time when the midday sun cast a shadow from an ancient and now absent rock, takes the exploration of landscape in a different direction. And my durational day drawing of shadows cast from a rock; recording celestial time, geological time and human time, firmly route my work in the tradition of landscape art.

06.16-20.08/15.04.20/ST252148 | Ink on paper | 50 x 70cm. | 2020

My creative immersion in landscape has only grown as I grow older and I give thanks for such a rich source of material worthy of further explorations into what it means to be human. This exhibition in the beautiful yet under-acknowledged Southampton City Art Gallery adds to themes of current national exhibitions exploring Landscape.

Exhibition continues until 4th March 2023
Open: 10am-3pm Mon-Fri
10am-5pm Sat
Closed Sun
T: 0238 083 4536
Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP



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Anima Mundi Gallery have a particularly fine tuned feel for the rhythm of the seasons and are holding group exhibitions around this under the collective title The Wheel Of The Year. The current exhibition is titled Samhain: a Gaelic festival which marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of the darker, winter season.

Casting a Shadow Over The Cambrian | Carbon, wax, Crystalcal | 17 x 10.5 x 42.5 cm. | 2020

I am truly delighted to be part of this topical and sensitive exhibition, by showing my sculpture Casting A Shadow Over The Cambrian. This is the cast shadow of an ancient piece of rock from the Paleozoic period as the midday sun fell upon its highly textured and weathered surfaces.

Casting a Shadow Over The Cambrian | Carbon, wax, Crystalcal | 17 x 10.5 x 42.5 cm. | 2020

Exhibition viewable at
open 24/7 . 29th Oct - 16th Dec
For further information:
T: +44 (0) 1736 793121


Shadows in the RWA

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As an RWA Academician, I'm delighted to be showing two new works within the 169 Annual Open.

Pause | Concrete | 36 x 59 x 14 cm. | 2021

I am exhibiting a sculpture titled Pause, a direct cast in concrete of an ancient rock and the brief moment in time when it cast a shadow at midday - human time, celestial time and geological time united.

The drawing titled 05.26-20.52/13.05.19/ST252149 is a durational drawing of a different, but equally ancient stone. A fifteen hour, non-stop drawing of the stone's shadow as the sun swept over my head between sunrise and sunset: made in, of and about the landscape.

05.26-20.52/13.05.19/ST252149 | Ink on paper | 50 x 70cm. | 2019

These works continue themes I have been working on for a number of years; exploring time, transience and a shared reciprocity of the world we live in.

Exhibition runs until 8th January 2023
Open: Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm
Queens Rd
T: 0117 973 5129


Cathedral makeover

Tags: Group Exhibition, Public Space

I am truly delighted, honoured even, to be showing my recent sculpture, Bearing Witness to Things Unseen at the centre of Chichester cathedral's nave. The forms part of an exhibition curated by Jacquiline Creswell of 25 sculptors from the Royal Society of Sculptors, in an exhibition titled Together We Rise.

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Entering Chichester Cathedral from the western door, you are confronted by an irregular shaped, polished black portal standing central to the nave on its flag-stone floor. Appearing as an absence of space and matter within the fabric of the cathedral, this phenomenon holds your reflection as you approach.

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Walking past the reflective portal reveals its dense black surface; parallel grooves and ridges running along its length as if having been extruded. Contrasting with the flat polished western end, the eastern end is a cave-like void, a craggy cast of a boulder which is now absent. This is the shadow of an ancient rock, cast by the rising sun on the equinox.

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This uncanny object has a significant human presence because of its associative height and width and the ability to see oneself reflected in the flat polished western surface. It references time: deep geological time, celestial time and human time. Consequently, it also speaks of transience and the interconnected nature of what we share with the world and, importantly, of things larger than ourselves.

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For more information about the exhibition, and interviews with the artists, click HERE.

Exhibition open: 27 June - 6 September
Mon - Sat 9am-5pm
Sun - 12pm-2pm
Chichester Cathedral
West Street
PO19 1PX
01243 782595


Sculpture - Forever in the Now

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I'm thrilled to be taking part in a group sculpture exhibition, alongside some wonderful sculptors, in the exhibition Forever In The Now. Opening on 23rd March in conjunction with The Lightbox @ Victoria Place, Woking, this promises to be an interesting dialogue between figuration and abstraction.
Exhibition runs until 22 May.

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I shall be showing two shadow sculptures for the first time. Cast in concrete, these enigmatic forms make the fourth dimension three dimensional, referencing time and transience; celestial time, geological time and human time.

Simon Hitchens   Pause

For further details about the exhibition: dates, times and artists, please click [here]

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Beyond Ourselves

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14th November

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I'm delighted to be showing again with Anima Mundi Gallery, in the online exhibition Beyond Ourselves. Formed during the second national lock down and in response to it, this exhibition takes a broad but well curated look at artists whose focus is currently engaged with notions of otherness or that which has an expansive quality to it.

Simon Hitchens Day Drawing 2   Anima Mundi

I'm delighted to be able to exhibit a durational day drawing I made earlier this year. It was made between sun rise and sun set. The images underneath the artwork itself shows the intense process of its making and I believe speak for themselves.

Exhibition dates: 14/11/20 - 02/1/21

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Wilderness for the Mind

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11th June

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I'm delighted to be part of this online exhibition with fellow members of the Wilderness Art Collective. "A non-profit organisation run by volunteers — a group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world."

This exhibition was borne from the cancellation of an exhibition due to the Covid 19 lock down measures and the subsequent sense of isolation we all felt in our inability to immerse ourselves within the wild for soulful reward. It is a broad church of disciplines, but centred on each members' need to engage with the wild as a core part of their artists practice.

I am pleased to be showing two rock/flesh works and my immersive film Genesis.

Live Opening Event streamed on Facebook and Wilderness Art Collective Youtube channel: Thursday 11th June 7-8pm

Exhibition runs online: 12 June - 3rd July.


Ode to a Nightingale

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25th April

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I am delighted to be included in ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ at animamundigallery which opens from 25/4 - 1/6.

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This major online exhibition offers a mixed selection of works, which withhold within them a complimentary, liminal, mystery to Keats’s all too pertinent masterpiece.

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Featured Artists : Massimo Angei, Simon Averill, Kristoffer Axen, Sarah Ball, Samuel Bassett, Harriet Bell, Trevor Bell, Paul Benney, Jim Carter, Mat Chivers, Kate Clark, David Cooper, Phoebe Cummings, Andrew Hardwick, Rebecca Harper, Youki Hirakawa, Simon Hitchens, Henry Hussey, Sax Impey, Harminder Judge, Arthur Lanyon, Andrew Litten, Alastair Mackie, Kate McGwire, Jamie Mills, Richard Nott, Si On (formerly Hyon Gyon), Eeva Peura, Michael Porter, John Robinson, James Seow, Tim Shaw, Roger Thorp & Jess Leroy Smith, Joy Wolfenden Brown, Evelyn Williams and Carlos Zapata.

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