Cause and Effect

There is a stealth quality to Nicky Hirst's visual observations. She brings elements of the everyday into focus that we've already clocked in some way, but may have not recognised in terms of their full meaning potential. Her framing of sites and materials, through photography and collage, bring indiscriminate areas of life and lesser-known details of image-making history into view, in ways that connect us with the bigger picture. And always composed with a painterly eye and a wry awareness of art and pop cultural sensibilities.

Rebecca Geldard, writer and critic