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Take a glimpse into the artistic and fascinating life that Queensland-based artist, Sarah Hickey leads.

Take a glimpse into the artistic and fascinating life that Queensland-based artist, Sarah Hickey leads.

What does an average day look like when you're career involves bringing to life breathtaking works of art? Queensland-based artist, Sarah Hickey has recently launched a gorgeous range of kimono's with her artworks printed on them. To celebrate, she has given us a glimpse into what her day looks like as she paints, creates and designs absolute beauty.


Congratulations on the launch of your gorgeous kimono collection! Can you tell me about the inspiration behind the range?

SH: I have always loved fashion and its ability to transform and transcend the everyday into something beautiful. The women, patterning and embellishments in my paintings lend themselves to wearable textiles. It feels as if these emblems, avatars, fantasy women have a second life as they are worn by women ‘out there’ in the world. The kimonos celebrate colour, life, energy, and the divine femme.

Why did now feel like the right time to move into creating a kimono line?

SH: I’ve been professionally practicing as an artist for ten years now and had experimented with making my own clothes for five of those years, and dreaming about making my own wearable art. The right people came to me at the right time and I felt ready to make this dream a reality.

Can we expect more clothing collections from you in the future?

SH: Absolutely. I already have some ideas about beautiful, vibrant winter coats. I love the idea that two sides of the planet can wear my designs at the same time.

Take a glimpse into the artistic and fascinating life that Queensland-based artist, Sarah Hickey leads.


A Day In The Life of Sarah Hickey

7am: Still snoozing. The mothers reading this are going to kill me, but I love nothing more than a good sleep in. The beauty of owning your own business is dictating the hours you work.

8am: Cups of tea in bed. Reading emails via my phone, and responding to the most urgent. Make a ‘To Do’ List of what I need to achieve throughout the day.

9am: More cups of tea and thinking about images/promotions to post on social media. I’ve got a strong connection to the women who follow me and it’s a great tool for communication with them.

10am: Collate kimono orders, wrap and pack these lovingly myself. Because it is a small, limited edition range, it’s a one-woman show at the moment.

11am: Visit the post office and send newly packaged gems off into the ether. Shop for supplies. Pick up a takeaway coffee and slice of raison toast.

12pm: Go to my studio. Start looking at what I’ve been working on in terms of my paintings.

1pm: Painting.

2pm: Painting.

3pm: Painting.

Take a glimpse into the artistic and fascinating life that Queensland-based artist, Sarah Hickey leads.

4pm: ‘Judge Judy’ break and afternoon tea. That sounds so glamorous, doesn’t it? Her black and white viewpoint tickles me. Check the computer for emails etc.

5pm: Back to painting, and social media updates.

6pm: Start to prepare dinner. Respond to any new emails.

7pm: Dinner with hubby and a nice glass of red. Most days relax for the rest of the night, but sometimes I’ll scour art competitions, art residencies, explore other artists’ work or fashion imagery.

10pm: Try to be in bed reflecting on where I’m heading. Making peace with the day. I’ve often got a set of angel cards that I pester my husband to choose from. Training my thoughts to merge in the right direction.

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