Heidi Wickham is a visual artist based in County Sligo. Having completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Bristol University, Heidi moved to Sligo and initially became involved in various aspects of theatre – writing, set & costume design.
She turned to charcoal drawing in 2004 and found a real love for the medium as well as for the subjects which she portrays. Her work has become synonymous with capturing a wide range of animals both domestic and wild. Heidi has documented endangered species such as the bee and the polar bear but is perhaps best known for one of her most loved subjects – the hare.
Heidi exhibits regularly in The Doorway Gallery Dublin, The Hyde Bridge Gallery Sligo, the RHA , RUA, RSA Open Exhibitions, Whalley Fine Art Belfast, The Eakin Gallery Belfast, The Greenlane Gallery Dingle, Boyle Arts Festival and more.
Co-ordinator of numerous Sligo arts events and Cairde Festival creator
2017: Fragile Mass, The Doorway Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2017: The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2016: Royal Scottish Academy of Art, selected artist
2016: The Whisper of the Bees – Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
2015: The Doorway Gallery Christmas Show, Dublin
2015: The Royal Ulster Academy, selected artist
2015: Edinburgh Art Fair, selected artist
2015: Affordable Art Fair selection Chelsea, London
2015: Affordable Art Fair selection, Hampstead, London
2015: Mookai solo exhibition Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo, Ireland
2015: Cairde Open , Sligo Ireland
2014: OPW two pieces bought for State Collection
2014: 184th Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin – selected artist
2014: Menagerist solo Chimera Gallery, Mullingar, Ireland
2014: Artist’s Out of Context – Fleah Ceol , Hawkswell Theatre Sligo
2013: 183rd Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin selected artist
1985 – 9: West Surrey College of Art and Design, Bristol Art College, UK
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