Chelsea Hickman is a contemporary artist and fashion designer from lutruwita/Tasmania, currently based in Naarm/Melbourne on Wurundjeri Country.
Hickman’s work focuses on abject consumerism, found object and utilising textile waste as her primary source of materials. She works in the fields of Visual Art, Fashion, and Live Art/Performance.
In 2022, Chelsea was announced as the Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Design Award (Fashion). In 2021, she was the winner of the ‘Creative Call Out’ for the Melbourne Fashion Festival. In 2020, she was the Open Category Winner of the ‘Woods Street Youth Art Prize’ for her textile artwork 'Danger Danger Danger Danger Danger'.
She works professionally as a fashion and uniform designer. Chelsea was the Yarra Youth Services Artist in Residence 2020/2021. She holds an Honours degree in Fashion Design from RMIT where she was awarded the RMIT Award for Leadership (2014), RMIT Award for Social Engagement (2015), the Larsen Jewellery Scholarship (2017), and an RMIT Creative Funding Grant (2017).
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