Nicola Hicks

I was asked by Matthew Flowers to call in on Nicola Hicks’s latest exhibition Keep Dark.   I’ve admired her work ever since she was commissioned (by Derry Irvine) to do a portrait bust of Tony Blair (I’ve always assumed, without evidence, that it was scuppered by Alastair Campbell).   She’s good at modelling.   Upstairs is a display case with two portrait busts:  Epicurius:-

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And Family Portrait:-

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The rest is much darker – a room full of her animal sculptures emerging out of straw:-

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I preferred the work upstairs which is less portentous:-

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One thought on “Nicola Hicks

  1. She’s an excellent artist and a lovely person. Is she an RA? Of not, why not ? The same applies to Angela Conner. Both would be very good additions to the Academy in its 250th year.

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