Domo Baal is proud to present 'The Electorate', Nicky Hirst's third solo show in the gallery. The exhibition will centre on uncertainty, transience and humanity. Working in a variety of media, her interests include layers of history, people and places. Her inspiration and source material comes from a mix of observation, conversation and found objects.
The exhibition will also open for extended hours for London Gallery Weekend on 13, 14, 15 May 2022. In tandem with her Election Artist Commission, 'The Electorate' will be accompanied by a newsprint publication with a text by Rebecca Geldard.
In November 2019, Nicky Hirst was appointed as Parliament's official Election Artist 2019 by The Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art. During the General Election Nicky followed and observed the campaign trail, before creating a unique piece of art for the permanent Parliamentary Art Collection. The work responds to the main themes and outcome of the election, drawing from her experiences across the UK. The resulting commissioned work of art will be installed in Portcullis House in April 2022.
'We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.' Jo Cox (maiden speech in the House of Commons on 17 June 2016)
Nicky is the sixth official Election Artist. Previous artists were Cornelia Parker (2017), Adam Dant (2015), Simon Roberts (2010), David Godbold (2005) and Jonathan Yeo (2001).
Images of Nicky's process have been posted on instagram at @electionartist2019 throughout and since the campaign.