Stephanie Hicks is a Melbourne-based visual artist working across collage, drawing, artists’ books and installation. Her practice is informed by traditions of printmaking, craft and decorative arts, and a love of picture books and storytelling. The collection and arrangement of photographic images is central to Stephanie’s creative practice, allowing her to navigate the space between the ordinary appearance of things and the marvelous mysteries of the universe. The concepts, materials and processes with which she engages together form a mechanism for viewing the world anew, such that the wonderful becomes familiar and the familiar, wonderful. Stephanie has over ten years of experience in the public presentation of her work. Further, through her tertiary studies in Visual Arts and Education, and employment as a Children’s and Youth Librarian, she has a sound understanding of childhood development and familiarity with children’s literature, and a commitment to lifelong learning.