Julie Hickson

welcome to the website for artwork by Julie Hickson

here you’ll find the vast array of botanical paintings on canvas along with coastals and kitchen pods

these collections make up pod & pod and each artwork is produced in limited numbered series

also here are the abstract botanicals - a natural evolution of the Australian botanical designs
and are all original one-off pieces

we acknowledge the use of First Nations language in any botanic and place name references in the artworks and on this website

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when exploring her graphic technique Julie realised that there was no better subject than Australian botanicals for their incredible beauty and diversity of colour and form.

in exclusively pursuing the plants endemic to this continent she hopes her artwork will inspire a greater knowledge of our indigenous flora and in turn encourage us to plant natives and protect habitats across Australia.

see the botanical range

abstract botanicals

these more abstract works on canvas are still inspired by the Australian botanical world - but allow Julie to explore the seed pods and structural forms of these plants.

with these paintings, Julie continues to study the interior landscapes of seed pods
the deeper one goes, the more complex and abstract they become

see the abstract botanical range


these paintings on canvas are all the same size 30.5 x 30.5cm and are inspired by the beauty of the coastal beaches in particular the Northern Beaches. They are painted to order in a numbered limited series of 45.

see the coastals range

kitchen pods

the original little paintings in Julie’s graphic technique, kitchen pods were designed to hang together ‘like peas in a pod’ and hang in clusters in kitchen and dining spaces they are mostly 20 x 25cm and painted to order in a limited numbered series of 45.

see the kitchen pod range

Australian PlantBank Residency 2018

over a series of visits to the PlantBank in the course of 2018 Julie was able to utilise different ways of seeing plant forms like x-ray and microscopy.

being able to explore these structures in more detail revealed new patterns, lines and forms and started Julie on an exciting path - discovering a new kind of archetypal landscape - only inside the seed pod.

find out more about the PlantBank residency


open studios

open studios are monthly
bookings essential unless advised

Creative Open
Saturday 27th July
Sunday 28th July
10am to 4pm both days
No booking needed
10am - 4pm 

Sunday 22nd September
10am - 3pm 

please use the CONTACT link below for enquiries or to make bookings


for last minute updates please check instagram; #juliehicksonartist
Avalon Market on the Green
Avalon Bowling Club
Sunday 21th July

Lane Cove Artisans Market
The Canopy Lane Cove
10am - 3pm
Sunday 18th August

Artisans in the Park
Dr Foley Park
Cnr Glebe Point Rd & Bridge Rd Glebe
Saturday 14th September

Lane Cove Artisans Market
The Canopy Lane Cove
10am - 3pm
Sunday 15th September


Julie is a resident artist at
Sydney Road Gallery
451 Sydney Rd Balgowlah
Thursday to Sunday
Julie Hickson - solo exhibition
Art Gallery on Darling
307 Darling St Balmain
27th August - 1st September
Catalogue available soon
if you wish to make an enquiry about paintings please contact Julie
if you wish to see archival prints please visit the online shop
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