Roy Pickering was born into the north Nottinghamshire mining community at Welbeck in 1954.
Son of pit worker and photographer Ron Pickering.
Studied painting at Birmingham Polytechnic in the 1970′s.
Lived and worked in London 1987-2003. Numerous education projects and residencies.
Taught in further and higher education, and part time at the Tate Galleries in London, since 1989.

Current studios in Nottinghamshire and London. Exhibited work regularly for more than 40 years, with work in many private and public collections. Most recent exhibitions at Gallery Cork Street, London, with Charles Hustwick in 2010 ; National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi 2011 ; Otwarta Pracownia, Krakow & Vitcak/Artnews Gallery, Warsaw 2014 ; Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside, University of Nottingham 2016.

Previous figurative work was centred around the themes of family and family history.
Previous landscape projects include the Cambridgeshire fens, and three Kenya series in 1986, 1997 and 2010.
Returned to work in Sherwood Forest in 2003.

Roy Pickering is founder and director of Quarrylab, an artist development and support programme. Organiser and curator of Quarrylab exhibitions – “Impossible Views” at BSG Keyworth 2017 and “SEE HERE” at old Neale’s auction house, Nottingham 2018.

Archive for November, 2014

Warsaw : Vitkac – Artnews

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A big thank you to all the wonderful people who helped me get this show on the road, and made it such a success. Especially to Kasia, Leszek and Alicja at Vitkac ; Kasia and the staff at Artnews who were brilliant ; not forgetting our crack art handling team Roy E and Kristof ; the lovely Maryjka Beckman who really got the ball rolling when we all met at her house in Kenya three years ago ; and Veronica, my constant support and driving force – thanks x.
I do feel that now I have a special relationship with Poland. Krakow and Warsaw and both beautiful and fascinating cities.
The drive out there was fun, but driving back seemed a long way and we were tired and desperate to get home. I now feel like battening down the hatches and just getting on with some work over winter.

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