This exhibition by American-born, Paris-based artist Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) marks the artist's first solo show in a UK public institution.

Internationally renowned for her large-scale work situated between applied arts, sculpture and performance, Hicks has distinguished herself over the past five decades as one of the most influential figures in contemporary art working with fibre and yarn.

Hicks' installation in Project Space is a commission created in response to the gallery's location and design, as well as to the accompanying Waterloo Sunset Pavilion designed by architect Dan Graham.

Through the curved, translucent walls of the Pavilion, Hicks's brightly coloured masses of pigmented fibres are visible to passing traffic, while inside the space visitors are invited to recline on the large-scale works while looking out at London's changing cityscape.

A selection of the artist's fibre-based calligraphic drawings are also featured in the exhibition along with her 'Minimes', the intimate hand-woven works which she has produced throughout her career.

Monday 23 February – Sunday 19 April

Monday 12 noon – 6pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 7pm; late night Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm

Hayward Gallery Project Space


On 24 February, Sheila Hicks is joined in conversation by Hayward Gallery Chief Curator Stephanie Rosenthal and Ana Araujo, tutor at the Architectural Association and founder of research platform Travesia Institute. Please click here for more information and to book.