Based in South East Queensland and recognised as high profile professional public artists, Rick Hayward

and Emily Devers have frequently collaborated as Frank & Mimi since 2011, and have been invited to create

contemporary large scale artworks across Australia and Internationally.

Rick Hayward is now translating 15 years of traditional sign writing and 8 years of collaborative public art

into a contemporary studio and public art practice. With a reductive visual approach and environmental and

anthropological attentiveness Hayward explores the space between craftsman and artist, investigating

notions of the human condition as it exists in flux between natural and built environments.

Emily Devers is a mid-career Contemporary Artist who is driven to combine the faithful representation

of objects and environments through realism, and the subsequent abstraction of these through abstract

mark making. Devers draws direct reference from her surroundings, often using imagery captured on film

and collaging these with digital images to highlight the disconnect between actual and representational -

experienced and remembered.

Together, Hayward and Devers have created engaging large scale public artworks for communities around

the world including South East Queensland, Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne, New Zealand, Hawaii,

California, Mexico and Morocco, stimulating imaginations and conversations in thier wake.

Select Clients


Brisbane City Council

Gold Coast City Council

Lulu Lemon

Balter Brewers

Pacific Fair


Queensland Rail


Robina Town Centre



2019 Peppermint Magazine

2019 Atlas Magazine - Etihad Air

2018 Tiger Tails - Tiger Air

2017 Spaces - Frankie Magazine

2017 No Cure Magazine

2016 West End Magazine

2014 No Cure Magazine

Jack Birtles Photograph

Public Speaking


2019 Living Edge ‘Design Stories’

2018 PechaKutcha 'Art-What is it good for?'

2016 AGDA 'First Five Out'

2016 Creative Mornings, Brisbane Powerhouse

2015 The Design Conference, Brisbane Powerhouse

Group Exhibitions


2019 ‘Trespass’ - Onwards Studio, Newcastle

2019 ‘Divergence’ - The Third Quarter, Brisbane

2018 'Less is more' - 1AMSF, San Francisco

2016 'Louder than letters' - Goodspace, Sydney

2016 'Fast Plant' - First Coat Studios, Toowoomba

2014 BARI Festival - Brisbane

2013 'Corner Store' - The Box, Brisbane