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Hickey’s series of female idols are inspired by images of women from a variety of contexts, histories and worlds. The complex layering of imagery and patterns depict beauty, spiritual iconography and the feminine.

After completing bachelor degrees in fine arts and education, and then five years of teaching art in Queensland high schools, Sarah Hickey started to produce art professionally after a long hiatus from her own creative practice. 

Hickey has held eleven solo shows and participated in over thirty group shows. A finalist in the 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 $20, 000 Metro Pearls Competition; her work was featured in Curvy magazine.

 

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, 1997.

Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education, Griffith University, 2002.

 

Achievements:

2016 - Finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Awards

2016 - Finalist in the RQAS Queensland Figurative Art Prize

2016 - Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

2016 - Finalist Kirribilli Centre 40th Anniversary Art Prize

2016 - Finalist SHE Art Awards, Melbourne.

2015 - Finalist SHE Art Awards, Melbourne.

2014 - Finalist Redland Art Awards

2014 - Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

2014 - Finalist Moreton Bay Region Art Award

2013 - Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

2012 - Finalist Kenilworth Painting Prize

2012 - Finalist and recipient of the People's Choice Award Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

2012 - Finalist Mandorla Art Award

2012 - Finalist Xstrata Percival Portrait Award

2012 - Finalist Gainsborough Greens Art Award

2011 - Finalist $20,000 Metro/Pearls Art Competition

2011 - Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award

2010 - Featured artist in Curvy Magazine

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - Interior Jungles, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington.

2015 - Vessel, Graydon Gallery, New Farm

2014 - Roost and Brood, Graydon Gallery, New Farm

2013 - Viscera, Graydon Gallery, New Farm

2012 - Tabernacle of Skin, Lust For Life Gallery, Fortitude Valley

2011 - Horned Lace Idols, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley

2010 - Menagerie at White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley

2010 - Icons and Circus Sirens at Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane CBD

2009 - Solo show at Freestyle Tout, Valley Emporium, Brisbane  

2008 - Serendipity, Gallery Edge, Melbourne  

2008 - Play  Percolator Gallery, Paddington.

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 - Finalists exhibition Clayton Utz Art Awards

2016 - RQAS Queensland Figurative Art Prize, Petrie Terrace Gallery.

2016 - Rotary Arts Spectacular, Central One, Brisbane.

2016 - Exhibition Kirribilli Centre 40th Anniversary Art Prize, Kirribilli.

2016 - Finalists Exhibition SHE Art Awards, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.

2015 - Finalist's Exhibition Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Paddington.

2015 - Finalists Exhibition SHE Art Awards, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.

2014 - Finalists Exhibition Redland Art Awards, Cleveland.

2014 - Finalist's Exhibition Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Paddington.

2014 - Finalists Exhibition Moreton Bay Art Awards, Strathpine.

2013 - Finalist's Exhibition Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Paddington.

2012 - Kenilworth Art Award - Exhibition of Finalists, Kenilworth.

2012 - Marie Ellis OAM Award - Exhibition of finalists, Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude Valley.

2012 - Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

2012 - Viva La Femme, Lust For Life Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

2012 - Toyota Community Spirit Emerging Art Awards, Melbourne.

2011 - $20,000 Metro/Pearls Art Competition - Finalists Exhibition, Brisbane CBD

2011 - Clayton Utz Finalists Exhibition, Brisbane.

2011 - Folk Art / Fine Art, BSG, Melbourne.

2011 - Art for Arts Sake Cerebral Palsy League, Riverside Centre, Brisbane

2011 - Growth: piece by piece, Exhibition of 20 Artists, Wintergarden on the mall

2011 - From the HeART WLS Fundraising Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane

2011 - ACT for Kids 21st Annual Art Exhibition, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley

2010 - Other Misconceptions, Level Ari, Newstead.

2010 - ACT for Kids Annual Art Exhibition, White Canvas Gallery, Fortitude Valley.

2010 - Hearts of Gold 3 group show, Brisbane CBD.

2010 - Art for Arts Sake, Cerebral Palsy League, Waterfront Place, Brisbane CBD.

2010 - Sanctuary Cove Art Fest, Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast.

2010 - Fashion in Images Exhibition, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne.

2009 - I AM Exhibition, Studio 13, West End.

2009 - Skinful – New works by Sarah Hickey and Helena Lloyd

2008 - ACT for Kids Annual Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane

1993 - 1997: Exhibited work at IMA, The Gallery Space (Griffith University, Morningside Campus) and The Magazine Space (Eagle Street Pier).