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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 including Abstract and Typographic Murals, Traditional Sign Writing, and Gold Leaf Gilding. Employing traditional signwriting and woodworking techniques, Hayward's personal art 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

2021 'Mutual Intent' - Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

2019 'Boiling Point' - The Third Quarter, Brisbane

2019 ‘Trespass’ - Onwards Studio, Newcastle

2019 ‘Divergence’ - The Third Quarter, Brisbane

2018 'Less is more' - 1AMSF, San Francisco

2016 'Louder than letters' - Goodspace, Sydney

Select Clients




Brisbane City Council

Gold Coast City Council

Pacific Fair

Flight Centre


Robina Town Centre

Queensland Rail

Allpress Espresso

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