Rick Hayward (b.1982) is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist translating two decades of traditional signwriting experience into a studio and public art practice, alongside varied commercial projects. Employing traditional sign-making and wood-working techniques, Hayward's practice considers the universal nature of existence, seeking to realise the union of the material and the spiritual through craftsmanship and presence of mind.

Solo Exhibitions

2020 'SURFACE TENSION' - Brisbane Powerhouse

2020 ‘R E F U S E’ - The Third Quarter, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

2019 'Boiling Point' - The Third Quarter, Brisbane (Group)

2019 ‘Trespass’ - Onwards Studio, Newcastle (Group)

2019 ‘Divergence’ - The Third Quarter, Brisbane (Group)

2018 'Less is more' - 1AMSF, San Francisco (Group)

2016 'Louder than letters' - Goodspace, Sydney (Group)

Commissioned Works



Brisbane City Council

Gold Coast City Council

Pacific Fair


Robina Town Centre

Queensland Rail