Nicky Hirst


2016
Vista Residential Chelsea Bridge, London
Art Consultant: Up Projects
Architect: Scott Brownrigg
Client: Berkeley Homes

2014
Kingfisher Court Mental Healthcare Facility, Radlett, Hertfordshire
Art Consultant: Contemporary Art Society
Architect: P+HS
Client: Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

2012
Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London
Art Consultant: Nour Wali
Architect: Squire and Partners
Client: Prime Development

Passmores Secondary School, Harlow, Essex
Art Consultant: Place Services
Architect: Jestico and Whiles
Client: Essex County Council

2011
Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus, Hertfordshire
Architect: HawkinsBrown

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, funded by Arts Council England
Commissioned by Andrew Cross

New Pharmacy Manufacturing Facility, Guy's Hospital, London
Art Consultant: Modus Operandi
Client: Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

Oxford Eye Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Art Consultant: Artlink
Client: Oxford Hospitals Charity

2009
Bracknell and Wokingham Higher Education College, Bracknell
Art Consultant: Jeni Walwin
Architect: Ellis Williams

2005 2008
Biochemistry Building, University of Oxford
Art Consultant: Louise O'Reilly
Architect: HawkinsBrown
Client: University of Oxford

2000
At and the Travelling Landscape, Sustrans National Cycle Route Public Art Commission, Nottingham

1997
RSA Art for Architecture Award Scheme, HIV Unit Royal Free Hospital, London
Architect: Stillman Eastwick-Field Partnership



Publications and Press

2019
U.K. Election Artist Nicky Hirst: Reflects on 'Fractured and Febrile' Campaign by Sam Gaskin, published in Ocula on 13 December 2019 https://ocula.com/magazine/art-news/official-uk-election-artist-nicky-hirst-refle/
2019 How was it for you? #2: Nicky Hirst, official artist for the 2019 general election, a-n The Artists Information Company online https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/2019-how-was-it-for-you-2-nicky-hirst-official-artist-for-the-2019-general-election/
ALGORITHMS solo exhibition at Exeter Phoenix, review by Martin Holman in Art Monthly issue no 429, September 2019

2018
Artists + Instagram: Nicky Hirst, Seeking Serendipity by Richard Taylor, a-n The Artists Information Company online
The Word Is Art by Michael Petry published by Thames and Hudson ISBN-10: 0500239665

2017
Occasional Geometries, The Art Newspaper 'In the Frame', July 2017
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/occasional-geometries-yorkshire-sculpture-park/
https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/merz-barn-exhibition-humble-hell-artworks-kurt-schwitters-final-work-space/
London Round-Up, Art Monthly by Kathryn Lloyd, June 2017
Nicky Hirst Real Size, review in Studio International by Veronica Simpson May 2017
it is something, it is nothing, published by Another Place Press, Edition of 150

2014
Significant Ordinary Objects compiled by Nicky Hirst, Kingfisher Court Mental Healthcare Facility, Edition of 1000

2009
Wild Blue Yonder by Jeni Walwin pdf: http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/wild-blue-yonder-a-project-by-nicky-hirst.pdf

2008
Morphology: Doug Burton and Nicky Hirst ISBN: 978-0-9557699-2-4

2003
Infallible: In Search of the Real George Eliot ISBN: 1-873352-83-2

2000
The Saatchi Gift to the Arts Council Collection ISBN: 1-85332-207-5

1999
Day for Night, Museum of Installation ISBN: 1-903209-00-5
Young British Art: The Saatchi Decade ISBN: 1-861540-33-7
Public Art Journal, March 1999, Art for Architecture by Jonathan Darke
Bloom: Contemporary Art Garden ISBN: 88-86429-35-5
RSA Journal 4/4 Art for Architecture by Jes Fernie, pages 23-25
Toys, Errant Bodies, publisher Small Press Magazine, ISBN 0-9655-5700-6
Standing in the Shadows, Waiting in the Wings' by Francis Mckee

1998
Artist-in-Research 1996-1998, exploring the notion of research in relation to contemporary visual arts practice. Participating artists include: Clare Charnley, Monika Dutta, Edwina fitzPatrick, Nicky Hirst, Indika Perera and Louise K. Wilson, INIVA publication ISBN: 1-899846-24-7

1997
Flowers: Errant Bodies ISBN: 0-9655-5700-6

1996
de-, dis-, ex-. volume 1, ex-cavating modernism ISBN: 1-901033-05-8
Imperial War Museum and Anthony Wilkinson Fine Art Review by Sotiris Kyriacou, Art Monthly no.197
RIBA Interiors, February 1996, Feast of Colours, pages 14-19

1995
Konrad Lorenz's Duck catalogue essay by Paola Piccato

1993
Peripheral States: Tacita Dean, Emma Rushton, Nicky Hirst and Suzanne Walker, catalogue essay by Sarah Kent
Caught Looking publication with an essay by Gregor Muir
Shaping Up, Time Out review by Tania Guha

1992
Towards an Aesthetic of Nature in Contemporary Art, Nicky Hirst and Rebecca Salter, Cambridge Architecture Journal 1992, essay by Charlotte Klonk, pages 11-14

1991
Time Out review by David Lillington, Adam Gallery, London



Projects

2018
Pjoys is a new purpose-led pyjama brand which aims to make mental health an everyday conversation. Limited edition pyjamas by Nicky Hirst, Mad C, Remi Rough and Augustine Kofie

2016
Venice Agendas Access All Areas: Artist interventions by Tony Heaton and Nicky Hirst curated by Mark Segal, 15th International Architecture Biennale, Venice

Collaboration with Remi Rough, Beer Shop Brock Street Mural, Nunhead, London

2014
Judge for Open Exhibition 2014, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

2008
Artist advisor for Artfutures with curator Jeni Walwin, Contemporary Art Society, London

2005 2008
Consultant artist for Salt Bridges, Biochemistry Building, University of Oxford

2003
Healthy Hospitals, CABE with design team: Mcdowell and Benedetti Architects, Professor Tim Oliver, Space Syntax, Virtual Artworks and Terry Jones

1997 99
Art in Hospitals collaboration with Mark Francis, Public Art Development Trust and the Kings Fund

1997
Artist in Research Residency at Stillman Eastwick-Field Architects, initiated and funded by INIVA London



Collections

Arthur Anderson & Co Collection
Arts Council Collection
Bradford Metropolitan Council Collection
British Council
BUPA Collection
Clifford Chance Collection
Doncaster Borough Council Collection
Fidelity Collection
GOSH Art Collection
Government Art Collection
Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council Collection
Huddersfield Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery
Penguin Books Collection
Pictet Bank Collection
Saatchi Collection
Sheffield City Art Gallery
Private Collections

Nicky Hirst

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