Sarah Hickey’s series of female idols and still life vignettes are expressions of an internal world of dreaming and reflection. The complex layering of imagery and patterns depict beauty, spiritual iconography and the feminine.
As a practising multidisciplinary artist, Sarah has completed residencies at the Tweed River Regional Gallery in NSW and The Graniti Murales residency program in Sicily, Italy. As a muralist, she participated in the Brisbane Street Art Festival in 2019 and created a large scale mural in Armidale to honour the first all female fire brigade in Australia, ‘The Amazons’, who operated between 1901 – 1905.
A Griffith University Queensland College of Art graduate, Sarah holds bachelor degrees in fine arts and education, and has been employed with Education Queensland since 2002. She has had ten solo exhibitions and participated in over thirty group shows. Her work has been a recent semi-finalist in The Lester Art Prize and finalist The Percival Portrait Prize, The Brisbane Portrait Prize, The Kennedy Art Prize, Redland Art Awards, Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, Clayton Utz Art Award, Marie Ellis OAM Drawing Prize, The Mandorla Art Award, Kenilworth Painting Prize, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award and SBS Portrait Prize.
Featured artist: Reclaiming the Spirit, for International Women’s Day. Fri 11 March 2016, St Mary’s Anglican Church, Brisbane.