Jason Hicklin : The River Part One

24 October - 10 November 2019

This exhibition of original etchings by British artist Jason Hicklin is about revisiting, after almost thirty years, the meaning and character of the river that is at the heart of London; vital to everyone living here or passing through.  

Jason first made etchings of the Thames in the early 1990s for his postgraduate diploma show.  Despite making the odd plate during his career, this is the first time since that he has made an entire body of work depicting London and its river.  This collection is based on walks which Jason took from Hammersmith Bridge to Greenwich Observatory and back: west to east and east to west: sunrise to sunset. 

The city skyline has changed immensely in the thirty years since his first London prints.  The river is cleaner and more accessible, buildings have come and gone, but the ancient waterway is the subject of all the works.  

This exhibition exclusively launches this exciting body of new work including some striking, very large etchings, alongside many of the early etchings Jason made in 1991 of the Thames: it is fascinating to see these works side by side.