Sarah 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.
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 and 1905.
As a graduate of Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Sarah holds bachelor degrees in Fine Arts and Education and has been employed with Education Queensland since 2002. She has had 10 solo exhibitions and participated in over 30 group shows over her career. Her work has been a finalist in 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.