Roger Hancock is a Canberra-based emerging artist who started his artistic career following retirement from the Department of Defence in 2017. Roger served 40 years both as an officer in the Australian Army and an executive in the Australian Public Service before undertaking visual art studies at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).
In 2019, the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) awarded Roger their Ignition Prize for achievements in Professional Practice on completion of the Diploma of Visual Arts through CIT.
Since graduation Roger has exhibited in group and award exhibitions at Strathnairn Arts Association and Belconnen Arts Centre including a small display exhibition at Lerida Estate Winery.
Roger has a passion for creativity and his art reflects a chameleon’s response to their environment – continually evolving and adapting to influences around him. Experimentation is one of the core tenets to his artistic endeavour and it is this approach that keeps him highly creative. Roger has a love of Bauhaus, Art Deco, Impressionism, and Abstraction. His oeuvre is eclectic with works ranging from structure and precision shaped by his background as a cartographer to spontaneous gestural mark making triggered by experimentation.