Nicky Hirst

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Publications and Press

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

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

Occasional Geometries, The Art Newspaper 'In the Frame', July 2017
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

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

Wild Blue Yonder by Jeni Walwin pdf:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Konrad Lorenz's Duck catalogue essay by Paola Piccato

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

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

Time Out review by David Lillington, Adam Gallery, London


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

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

Judge for Open Exhibition 2014, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

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

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

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

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


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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