Bob Hickman

Bob’s recent work encompasses his wonderment and intrigue at what lies within our city’s laneways.
The graffiti strewn laneways , their weathered facades with peeling posters and discarded crates present a myriad of possibilities for creative interpretation. A sinister, surreal and enticing landscape hidden away behind the bustling thoroughfares of our modern metropolis .Truly a place of light and shade in every sense

Bob was born in Kingston, Surrey, England and shared his childhood in both England and Victoria, Australia. He completed his formal education at Rutlish School in Surrey and went on to achieve a Diploma in General Art and design at Croydon College of Art in London and a Bachelors of Art Honours degree in Fine Art at Loughborough College of Art.
He has spent the last 22 years in Australia, employed mainly in the Graphic arts industry in Melbourne. Ten years ago he moved to South Gippsland, with his now  late wife Alison, and began teaching adult education in painting and sculpture .
Bob works mainly in acrylic on canvas and paper.
His paintings hang in both private and public collections in Australia, Britain and France.


Paintings/ Prints  currently available at Leongatha,  Meeniyan Art galleries.


May 2012    Mirboo North Art Show. Wood engravings.

May 2012    Emotional Response. Sculpture exhibition.Archies  on the Creek.

March-June 2012 rban Creatures. Melbourne. Invitational painting show sponsored by Toyota

March-April 2012   Sculpture Culture. Phillip Island Winery. Group show.         

Dec-Jan 2012      Sculptures in the Vineyard. Lyrebird Hill Winery, Koonwarra.     

Oct 2011       Prom Country Art show. Leongatha. Wood etchings. 



May 2011 Mirboo North Art Show. Paintings
Jan 2011 Meeniyan Art Gallery. Solo Show. Paintings.  'Here, there and everywhere'.



Dec2010 Sculpturesin the Vineyard.
Lyre-Bird Hill Winery,  Koonwarra. 19Sculptors exhibited.


2010 InverlochArt Gallery.
Paintingsexhibited in general exhibition space.



January-February2010Sculpturesin the Garden. Berrys Creek.
14Sculptors exhibiting at Angela Newberrys Studio.


JUNE2009 InnovatioGallery. Brunswick. Melbourne.
BothSides Now”.Soloshow. Paintings


MARCH2009 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize Finalist.

Judges;Ric Amor- Artist. Dianna Gold-Director 101 Gallery.David Hurlston-Curator of Australian Art.NGV.



JANUARY2009 CoalfieldsArt Gallery. Wonthaggi. 
Life’sa beach’. Groupexhibition. Painting & sculpture.


July2007-December 2008
Due to my late wifes ongoing battle with breast cancerno exhibitions took place during this period.


JUNE2007 45Downstairs Gallery. Melbourne NationalFinalist
Macarthur Cook Awards



MARCH2007 MushroomCrafts Gallery,Leongatha

“MadDog & Englishman”solo show


MAY2006 MirbooNorth Art Show



SEPTEMBER2005 CoalfieldsArt Gallery,Wonthaggi

GrandOpening – Group Show


JANUARY2005 Over2RicksGallery,Wonthaggi. Solo show.

“StillLife – Moving Pictures” soloshow


DECEMBER2003 PoetsCorner Gallery.Koonwarra



SEPTEMBER2003 Windowson Art,Leongatha

Painting– Group Show


MAY2003 MirbooNorth Art Show

Painting– Group Show


APRIL2003 CoalCreek Heritage Village,Korumburra

“Seachange”  solo show painting


FEBRUARY2003 MeeniyanArt Gallery,Meeniyan

“Coast& Country”Solo show.  Painting.


OCTOBER2002 Poet’sCorner Gallery,Koonwarra

Exhibitionof paintings.



APRIL2002 ArtistcareGallery,South Melbourne

Doodles,Splats & Holiday Snaps”

Jointexhibition with Grant Young and Belinda Musco.



2001-2002 ObanGallery,Glenhuntly 
Painting& Sculpture.


2000-2002 BrightonHorizon Art Gallery. 
Paintingsregularly exhibited.


DECEMBER2000 QantasExecutive Lounge,TullamarineAirport
‘ Realities”



AUGUST2000 30thBrighton Art Exhibition.



AUGUST-SEPTEMBER2000 QantasExecutive Lounge,TullamarineAirport

“Heartof Australia” Exhibition.  Painting


MARCH2000 KingstonArts Centre– Art Blitz 2000.


MARCH2000BrightonHorizon Art Gallery



DECEMBER1999- YeringStation Winery Gallery,YarraValley.

BeenThere Wish You Were Here”  Groupexhibition.



OCTOBER1999 ArtistcareGallery,South Melbourne.


Inauguralsolo exhibition.



MAY1998 MalmsburyTwilight Festival



MARCH1996 NapierWaller Studio

Three man show with Adelmo Lucariniand Simon

Lloyd.Painting and sculpture.


JULY-SEPTEMBER1986 MidlandsArt Group Exhibition,artworks purchased bythe Leicester Royal Infirmary.


MAY1985 SHAPE– touring exhibition of print works, purchased andexhibited by Leicestershire Health Authority.

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