24 November – 23 December 2011

Martin Tinney Gallery announces an exhibition of works by master artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, variously referencing myth, iconography, and mystery narratives.

Arguably one of Wales' most accomplished artistists, Clive Hicks-Jenkins was born in 1951 in Newport. From his early twenties until his mid thirties, he was an actor, choreographer, director and stage designer, creating productions with leading companies. He moved back to Wales permanently in the late 1980’s to concentrate on his work as an artist, and is now based in mid Wales.

His work has been selected for several prestigious institutions, including the Royal Academy. Clive was winner of the Gulbenkian Welsh Art Prize in 1999, runner-up as Welsh Artist of the Year in April 2000, and in 2002 received a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales. His solo exhibitions have been reviewed in Modern Painters, Art Review, Galleries, Planet and the BBC Wales series Double Yellow. He has shown at the Martin Tinney Gallery since 1997 and has been a member of The Welsh Group since 1997. Earlier this year his work was celebrated in a hugely successful retrospective at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Nicholas Usherwood, editor of Galleries magazine, says of Clive’s work, “This is reflective, expressive painting of the highest order.” The exhibition follows on the recent publication of a monograph on Clive’s work by Simon Callow and the charming ‘The Book of Ystwyth’; a collection of poetry by six poets, all based on Clive’s unique work.

This exhibition of new work includes a large painting based on the biblical story of Tobias and the Angel and a selection of paintings and drawings depicting animals from stories of the ‘miraculous’. This new body of work promises to delight admirers of Clive’s inimitable style.


National Museum & Galleries of Wales
National Library of Wales
Pallant House Art Gallery, Chichester
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
Newport Museum & Art Gallery
Museum of Modern Art Wales, Machynlleth
Contemporary Art Society for Wales
Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny
Brecknock Art Trust
University of Glamorgan Art Collection
The Theatre Museum, Covent Garden
Private collections in Britain, France and USA

Tel: 029 2064 1411

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10 – 6pm, Saturdays 10 – 5pm

All work can be viewed on the Martin Tinney website.

Image Credits: Clive Hicks-Jenkins, The Prophet Fed by a Raven. (Elijah and the Raven.) 2007. Private Collection, USA

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