Olivia Hickey

Exhibition: Impressions from the Reserve

Olivia has worked in the field of outdoor and environmental education/Interpretation for over twenty years. Her interest of making jewellery was sparked through a chance meeting with a South American jeweller whilst she was travelling in Africa. This ignited a passion left to simmer whilst she was focused on extended journeys in remote environments. A serious injury left her unable to carry a pack for a number of years and in the void her love of making was rekindled.

She moved to Tasmania in 2013 in order to study and completed an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery). Her work is influenced by the concepts of sculpture, land art, wilderness photography, environmental education, conservation and the discourse in contemporary jewellery.