Exhibition: 1 April to 1 May, 2005
Like Brassington, Petrina Hicks images show a sophisticated and restrained use of digital photographic techniques. Hick's images, though, are more closely tied to reality. Her intense and finely detailed colour portraits of young people are monumental and heroic but slightly strange. There is an intense stillness in these works. Her digital interventions are difficult to detect but create a subtle hyper-reality.
Hicks has been represented in the Citigroup Photographic Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW for the last 2 years. In 2004 she was awarded the Inaugral Art & About Sydney Life Exhibition prize and in 2003 she was awarded the Jospehine Ulrick Photography award for Portraiture.