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.
In five years, Hickey has held nine solo shows and participated in nineteen group shows. A recent finalist in the Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, The Kenilworth Painting Prize, The Mandorla Art Award, Marie Ellis OAM Drawing Prize, Clayton Utz Art Award, $20,000 Metro Pearls Competition and recipient of the WLS Sponsors Award at the Art from the HeART; her work has featured in Curvy magazine and was chosen as the brand identity for Barossa Belle wines.
2012 - Finalist Kenilworth Art Prize
2012 - Finalist Marie Ellis OAM Drawing Award
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
2011 - $500 Sponsors Award, From the HeART WLS Exhibition
2010 - Chosen as a contributing artist to Curvy magazine