Brighton University, Ba Hons, 2000-2003
Wimbledon School of Art, Btec, 1999

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Down the Rabbit Hole, Salerno Gallery, Sydney Art Month, March 2014
Threshold, Leonard Mattis Studio, Sydney, November 2013
Katabasis: Come on Down, Salerno Gallery, Sydney, November 2012
Mourning Chorus (Phoenix), Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, June 2012
Mourning Chorus, Auckland, New Zealand 2009
Playhouse, Devonport, New Zealand 2008
Boy, Brighton, United Kingdom 2001
Sal Higgens, London, United Kingdom 2000
Freize, London, United Kingdom 2000

Selected Group Exhibitions / Awards


New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Finalist


The Figure in Art, Uxbridge Arts Centre, Auckland
The Trusts Art and Sculpture Awards, Auckland
Parkin Prize Finalist, Wellington
Selected for NZ Art Show, Wellington


Flanagan Art Prize, Melbourne
Agendo Emerging Artist Award, Melbourne
Hill End Artist in Residence, NSW


Glebe Art Show, Sydney
Face Apart, Salerno Gallery, Sydney
She Who Can, Walker Street Gallery, Melbourne (Finalist)


Glebe Art Show, Sydney (Highly Commended)


Summer Exhibition, Leamington Studio Artists
Warwickshire Arts Week
Showcase, Compton Verney
Nuneaton Festival of Arts
Cash and Carry, Coventry


Art Alert Summer Exhibition, Nuneaton
Larger than Life, Coventry
Waikato Society of Arts Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton, New Zealand
Waitakere Open Studio Event, Waitakere
National Drawing Award of New Zealand, Auckland
Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting Award,
The Affordable Art Fair, Auckland
A Taste of things to come, Auckland


Empire National Youth Art Award, New Zealand (Winner)
Watakere Art Awards, Waitakere
Adam Portraiture Award, Selected for touring exhibition of NZ
The Affordable Art Fair, Auckland
Adam Portraiture Award, Wellington


National Drawing Award, New Zealand

Before 2003

Ten Rooms, Brighton University
Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland
Taps and Soap, Small Mansions, Gunnersbury Park, London
The Duke of York Cinema, Brighton
But what a Eye!, The North Gallery, Brighton
Second Year Show, Sussex Arts Club
Wimbledon School of Art, London
Heatherly’s School of Fine Art, Summer Show, London
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith London

Permanent Public Collections
Auckland Art Gallery Library Collection, Auckland, 2006, 2008
Quinton Scott Estate Agents, Wimbledon Village, London, 2006 to present
Quinton Scott Estate Agents, Kingston, London, 2003 to present
Epsom Playhouse Foyer, 2003 to present

Artspace, Auckland / Physics Room, Christchurch NZ / Eastern Southland Art Gallery, Gore, / Lopdell House, Titirangi, / The New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, NZ / Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, NZ / Waitakere, NZ / A Sensory Response, Depot Artspace, Auckland, NZ / Overall Winner, Cambridge, NZ / Satellite Gallery, Auckland, NZ / Wellington, NZ / Whakatane, NZ / ArtSpace, Auckland / Enjoy Gallery, Wellington / The Physics Room, Christchurch NZ / WSA Waitakere City, NZ / Hamilton, NZ / The Lock Gallery, Coventry, UK / The Ropewalk, Nuneaton, UK / The Satellite Gallery, Auckland, NZ, / Nuneaton, UK / Wimbledon Cannizaro Park, London, 2000 / Merton Town Hall, London, 2000 / Duke of York Cinema, Brighton, 2001 / Depot Artspace, Auckland, 2008 / Satellite Gallery, Auckland, 2009

While Sal is currently unrepresented in Australia she enjoys the support of Salerno Gallery and Sheffer Gallery in Sydney.