C.V. of Ricky Romain
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Unique Framecraft Axminster
2017.Long Gallery. Black Swan Arts. Frome.
2015 Allsop Gallery Bridport Arts Centre
2013 The Marle Gallery, Axminster, Devon
2013 ‘State of Change’, The Gallery, Burgh Halls, Linlithgow, Scotland
2012 ‘Keeping Quiet’, David West Gallery. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.
2012 Ricky Romain at Matrix Chambers. London
2011 ‘Last Exhibition’, White Space Gallery, Axminster
2010 ‘Innocents Accuses’ Douvres la Delivrande. France
2009 ‘Scapegoats’, White Space Gallery Axminster
2008 ‘compassion/denial Weston College, Bath Spa University
2007 ‘Nurturing Hope-Seeking Common Ground’ Amnesty International.International Secretariat London
2006 ‘In the Absence of Justice…’, Tooks Chambers, The Chambers of Michael Mansfield QC in Conjunction With Amnesty International and BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees
2006 Coombe Street Gallery, Lyme Regis Arts Fest
2005 Coombe Street Gallery, Lyme Regis Arts Fest
2004 White Space Gallery, Alienation & Integration
2004 Coombe Street Gallery, Lyme Regis Arts Fest
2003 Hooked on Books, Chard, Somerset
2002 ‘Outsiders’, The Gallery, Walton High, Milton Keynes
2001 Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter (RAMM)
2001 Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis Dorset
1997 Shute House, Devon
1996 Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster
1995 Exeter Cathedral, 50* Anniversary United Nations
1994 Byram Gallery, Taunton
1993 Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
1991 The Brewhouse Gallery , Taunton
1991 The Minster Church, Axminster Festival
1990 London Ecology Centre
1990 The Plough Art Centre, Devon
1989 David Hibberd Gallery, Lyme Regis
1989 London Ecology Centre
1988 First Julius Gottlieb Memorial Exhibition, Oxford
1987 Michael Sobel Centre
1986 Michael Sobel Centre London
1986 West London Institute, London
1985 Julius Gottlieb Gallery, Carmel College, Oxford
1983 Axiom Centre for the Arts, Cheltenham
1982 Manchester Synagogue
1981 Butlin Gallery, Ilminster
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022. ‘Six Of The Best’ Ace Arts Market Place Somerton
2020 Exile – A Mind In Winter. Alsop Gallery Bridport Arts Center with Robert Golden (film) Cedoux Kadima painting and Poetry.
2020 Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange
2019 Town Mill Courtyard Gallery with Heather Fallows
2019 Axminster Loves Art. Marle Gallery Axminster
2018 RAISE Silk Mill Frome
2015 Home Presents – Our Democracy by Citizens of Bridport.
2014 Carnival of Monsters 2014 – Festival of Contemporary Art, Nottingham
2014 Summer Show, Marle Gallery, Axminster
2014 ‘From Different Perspectives’ exhibition with Sculptor and Painter Michael Gordon -Lee. Kennaway House, Sidmouth
2014 Human Rights Exhibition, Bournemouth. www.amnestyat50.co.uk/art
2012 Passion for Freedom London Festival 2012 Unit24 Gallery London
2011 ‘Counterpoint’, Shoreditch, London
2011 ‘Traces and Echoes’, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
2009 5th Celebrating Sanctuary, Pierian Centre. Bristol
2008 4th Celebrating Sanctuary, Pierian Centre. Bristol
2007 Slavery, Power and Freedom, Pierian Centre, Bristol
2006 2nd Celebrating Sanctuary, The Pierian Centre, Bristol
2006 ‘Four Devon Artists’, The Art House, Westbourne, Sussex
2005 Celebrating Sanctuary, Pierian Centre, Bristol
2005 Discourse, Power, Resistance, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth
2004 ‘A Tribute to Lowry’, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
2000 Inspirations 3, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford
1999 Inspirations 2, Ariel Centre, Totnes
1999 Liverpool Biennial ‘Trace’ Exhibition, Hanover Gallery
1999 ‘Inspirations’, Exeter Museum, D.A.I.S.I.
1995 Taunton, Drawing Open
1995 Bridport Open
1991 Six Jewish Artists, Julius Gottlieb Gallery
1991 Nomadic Art, Whitely’s Gallery, London
1990 Brewhouse Open, Taunton
1989 Alpine Gallery, London
1986 Rona Gallery, London
1982 Sabel & Hog Gallery, Wales
1980 Brewhouse Open, Taunton
1979-1983 Ben Uri Summer Shows, London
1977 Studio Gallery, Dorchester
Work in the collections of
Arts Council South West
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
St Johns Wood, London
Pierian Centre, Bristol
The late John Fowles
Sir Neville Mariner
Prof. Françiose Hampson
Joel Bennathan QC
Samantha Knights QC
2019- Courtyard Gallery Lyme Regis Heather Fallows.
2008 The Council of Europe, Strasbourg. (Betty Hanns,sculptor, Jeremine Zirinheld,painter)
2005 Standard Class, White Space Gallery (Margarita Kern)
2003 The Study Gallery, Poole (Heather Fallows, poetry)
1997 Beldham Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge (Rod Hill, painter)
1998 Byron Gallery, Taunton (Lynette Ravencroft, photographer)
2020 Awarded Arts Council Grant for project ‘The Musicians Who Only Play and Sing For the Drowning.’ Supported using public funding by Arts Council England’
2016 Research and Development funding From Arts Council England for ‘Exile’ project, with filmmaker and photographer Robert Golden and artist and fim maker Cedoux Kadima
2015 Arts Council Grant for ‘Marking Injustice’ – A Painters Way of Coping.
2012 Shorlisted artist for Passion for Freedom London Festival 20012
1998 Artist in Residence, ‘The Human Condition & Contemporary Issues’ (D.A.I.S.I.), Beaford, North Devon
1991 Exhibition Grant, Brewhouse Gallery (South West Arts)
1990 Exhibition Grant, Plough Arts
1984 Artist In Residence, Crispin School, Somerset (South West Arts)
1982 Major Purchase Award (South West Arts)
1981 South West Arts Grant
2023. Carla Ferstman’s book published by Bristol University Press, my image from ‘One of the Musicians who Only Play for the Drowning’ will be used for the front cover of her forthcoming academic publication entitled ‘Conceptualising Arbitrary Detention’. licensed by DACS
2020. Extraordinary Post Cards For Extraordinary Times. Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange
2020 Delighted to be represented by Singulart an International Art Agency. https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/ricky-romain-22455?campaign_id=1044
2019 Chapter about my work and process in Robert Golden’s book. ‘A Role For Artist In Troubled Times’
2018 Week long workshops The Complete Freedom Of Truth (TCFT) Bridport.
2017/18 The painting ‘Sometimes it’s to late For Tenderness’ used to promote ARC website and publicity material.
2017. The Complete Freedom Of Truth (TCFT) Sarteano Italy. Funded by Opera Circus and Erasmus+
2016. The Complete Freedom Of Truth (TCFT) Bournemouth University. www.thecompletefreedomoftruth.com Erasmus+
2015 ‘Lost Voices’ panel 9, used on the front cover of ‘Windows Kiss the Shadows of the Passing Thirty Million,’ Robert Goldens narrative poem about exile.
2015 Home Presents – Our Democracy by Citizens of Bridport. Commissioned to paint 2 Democracy Panels for the Project. Funded by arts Council England
2014 re-Appearances. Film by Robert GoldenThis film is based upon the work created by Ricky Romain for his exhibition, ‘Marking Injustice’- A Painters Way of Coping which was hosted at Bridport Arts Centre from the 17th April -30th May 2015. This was a collaborative exhibition with artist and partner Heather Fallows and photographer and film maker Robert Golden. www.robertgoldenpictures.com. ‘Art is such a profound way of changing society it can be done without violence. As you get older it becomes more important to offer something to society. I want to change hearts and minds’The film and exhibition was made possible with the generous assistance of ARTS COUNCIL ENGAND (ACE)
2013 ‘Conscious and Unconscious Embrace (detail 1) – Image used for the Redress Annual Report 2012-13. Redress (www.redress.org) work with victims of torture around the world.
2010 ‘Metaphor and Meaning’ Collaboration with the Pierian Centre and St. Michael’s in the Mount Primary School, funded by Bristol City Council.
2010 Image used on the cover of book of poetry by Clara Janes, ‘Book of Disposition’ published by Delit Editions.
2009 Image used for the cover for ‘Human Security and Non-Citizens’. Authors Alice Edwards and Carla Firstman. Published by Cambridge University Press.
2009 Anne Frank +You school workshops ( funded by refugee week)
2006/7 Work used by BID ( Bail for Immigration Detainees) for cover of annual reports.
2005 Featured on front cover for launch of ‘Art in Devon Magazine’
2003 Artist in residence. Priory School, Exeter. Creating images with students for the new EDF Energy Building in Exeter with Arts & Business and D.A.I.S.I.
2003 Artist in residence, Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis. Woodland Project.
2002 ‘The Life We Choose’. Working with a group of Eastern European artists and musicians who were seeking asylum. Exhibition of resulting collaboration at Weymouth Arts Centre. Funded by The Home Office.
2000 Year of the Artist Calendar. Lottery-funded workshops culminating in exhibition at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter 2001. (RAMM)
2000 Artist in Residence, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford
1998 Community Artist, Axminster Community Arts Project
1994 Exhibition School Project ‘Artwork Bound’ ( with artist Peter Randell-Page, Bobby Cox and Stella Trip) Exhibition Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter. Work resulting from the collaboration, between students and the four artists.
1993 Axminster Festival – working with local primary & comprehensive schools creating banners
1992 Commissioned by East Devon Education Authority to design and paint, with a group of Exeter children, an inter- faith mural to be linked with the launch of the new National Religion Education Curriculum.
1992 Axminster Festival – working with local primary and secondary schools to create banners
1990 Paintings used to illustrate Channel 4 documentary ‘A Sense of Belonging’. This examined British Jewish Identity and, with others, looked at the artist’s own spiritual journey through Judaism. The series was screened at the National Film Theatre in 1990 and was broadcast in June and July 1991.
1987 Painting ‘Late for Shabbat’ chosen to feature along with works of Picasso, Chagall & Dali to illustrate the book ‘The Bible in 20th Century Art’, published by Pagoda Art Books.