This catalogue was published to coincide with the artist's solo exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 18 January- 9 March 2005.
Nicola Hicks is known primarily for her unsettling sculptural figures assembled from plaster and straw, which explore the complex perception of human character through the allegorical use of animal, human and hybrid forms.
The artist was born in London in 1960 and studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1995 Hicks was awarded an MBE for her contribution to the visual arts. Hicks’ sculpture and drawings have been presented in numerous international museums and galleries and she has completed several public commissions including large scale sculptures at Schoenthal Monastery, Langenbruck, Switzerland.
This book features a foreword by the Director, Edward King, an essay by William Packer, and an interview between the artist and Edward King.