Sarah Hickey Video Interview

[Video Interview] Sarah Hickey

Design Montage – Sarah Hickey from Design Montage on Vimeo.

For our last artist conversation for 2013, we travelled to the home of vibrant artist Sarah Hickey. Sarah’s vivacious personality shows through in her work. Her energy draws you to her. And her paintings are vivid, colourful feasts. So many layers and textures competing, yet also working together. Years of being an art teacher and practicing artist shine through too, as Sarah shares so many well articulated gems about creativity.

Once again, another creative swears by the teachings of Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way. Sarah’s long conversations during this shoot told us all about her rut and how she needed to teach herself to just let go and play with her art. To not be too hung up on the result, but to relish in the act of creating.

Sarah’s journey is a common one where her day job teaching didn’t allow to her the time to create. Many, many years later, she finally allowed herself to explore and with much practice, has allowed her layered and mixed media technique to develop.

It is really such a joy to hear someone speak so honestly about the ups and downs of their individual creative journey. And it makes me even more intrigued about her work.

Sarah’s latest solo show Viscera opens tonight in Brisbane.

10 – 22nd December 2013
10am – 6pm daily

Opening night
Friday 13th December, 5-8pm

Graydon Gallery
29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, Brisbane

It was such an honour to chat to Sarah and we can’t wait to bring you more artist conversations in 2014.

Written by Jenica Smith


Passionate about storytelling, design and creativity, Jenica is a Brisbane-based digital designer and founder of Design Montage. Follow on twitter.


One Response to “[Video Interview] Sarah Hickey”

  1. Scott Hynd

    Great video from Design Montage and Sarah Hickey. Very inspirational to know that art is possible as a full time profession.

    We need more of people telling these great stories.

    Thanks for sharing