Olivia Hegarty is a multidisciplinary artist and menswear designer. With her Dublin education and training, she has pursued a London-based design career since 2004. Her artwork aims to question inherited systems and the contemporary politics of self.
As well as her own textile-based art and installation work, she has designed costume for performance art and contemporary dance in London. Alongside Rosie O’Reilly, the duo form the multidiscipline art collective/design consultancy THE HIKE, which looks at the crossover of technology, ideas, craft and change.
Olivia is a founder of Soho-based men’s clothing label Percival. Her design interests centre around an appreciation of textiles and the responsibility (borne by all designers) to produce sustainably. Olivia is also a founding member of art-clothing collective The Grantchester Tailors Guild, the clothing wing of The Grantchester Pottery.