Robert Hart - Fine Artist

Robert Hart portraitRobert Hart lives and works in Nottingham.

Much of his inspiration comes from what he sees around him; from particular landscapes that hold a fascination, to the immediate environment, often at the margins and fringes, the overlooked and forgotten. However, these external references and starting points are inextricably linked to more personal, internal thoughts and observations. The works often contain recurring motifs, whose meanings are in a state of flux, influenced by context or setting, and relationship to each other.

One is reminded of a statement made by Paul Nash:

“By finding an object you create it… it has always been yours, living, as I understand, in the unconscious until the accident of your perception gives it birth. Personally, I find this idea, probable and poetic.”



Bolton, Lancashire, 1956


1974 - 1976 Foundation studies, Bolton College of Art & Design
1976 - 1979 First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire
1984 - 1986 MA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University

1988 - 2017:

Lecturer in Art & Design, School of Creative Arts, West Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019/2020 Winter Exhibition, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
2019 A Long Engagement, Backlit Project Space, Nottingham
2017 'Recall' Storey Institute, Lancaster and PR1 Gallery, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
2016 Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking, WYPW, Huddersfield
2015 Art Athena, Athens. (With Harrington Mill Studios)
2002 Affordable Art Fair, London & New York
2001 Summer Exhibition, Moreton Contemporary Art, London
2000 Art Ireland, Dublin
2000 Battersea Art Fair, London
2000 ‘Mai', BBK Galleries, Karlsruhre, Germany
1997 ‘A Road Less Travelled', Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
1996 Oriel Mostyn 7th Open Exhibition, Llandudno
1994 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition
1992 Palace of Culture, Poznan, Poland
1988 ‘Inside/Outside', Castle Museum, Nottingham

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2018 Recent Work, Angear Visitor Centre, Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham
1998 Chalk Farm Gallery, London
1995 Le Chat Noir Gallery, London
1992 Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
1990 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
1989 Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University
1982 Rochdale Art Gallery