February 22nd – 25th, 2024


PJ Hickman is renowned for his conceptual approach and witty articulation of a reductive Minimalist aesthetic, combined with a formalist conceptual approach to painting. He uses a playfully sophisticated blend of art historical references, wit, and contemporary revisionism, while simultaneously extending the arguments surrounding objective and non-objective painting. The paintings are essentially an art of quotations, translations, satire, limitations, and double takes.

PJ Hickman was born in the United Kingdom and settled in Melbourne, Australia in 1978, he has exhibited widely, notable exhibitions include “Abstract Constructs” at Shanghai’s Shangyin Opera House in 2020, and the “International Culture and Art Festival” at Changsha Art Museum in China in 2017, as well as local exhibitions like the “The Paul Guest Collection” at Bendigo Art Gallery in 2019 and “Assemblage” at Melbourne’s Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in 2021. Since holding his first solo exhibition “Comma” at the gallery in 2013, Hickman has conducted three other solo exhibitions, including “Zilch,” 2019, “Register”, 2021 and “…”, 2022, and participated in numerous group exhibitions. Hickman’s works are held in important collections worldwide, including the Shanghai’s Shangyin Opera House (2020), Bendigo Art Gallery (2019), the Justin Art House Museum Collection (2014, 2016, 2018), Darebin City Council Collection (2018), and the Paul Guest Collection (2013), the Griffith University Art Collection (2011), the University of Queensland Art Museum (2008, 2010, 2011), the Bundanon Trust (2009), JP Morgan (2008), and the Sally Dan-Cuthbert Collection (2008), among others.