Hayley Newman is an artist with a passion for humour, subjectivity, documentary practices and fiction. She creates performances, interventions, music and texts and has made work in nightclubs, shops, on trains and marches as well as for the concert hall or gallery. Growing up in Bedfordshire, on the Buckinghamshire border, she spent many Saturdays in her teens hanging-out in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre and the Pyramid cinema.
Much of her work is made in response to site, including her 2004 work MKVH (Milton Keynes Vertical Horizontal), commissioned by Milton Keynes Gallery. The work involved driving a coach of volunteers around the Milton Keynes road grid until their coach ran out of diesel. The social sculpture lasted for 39 hours and was her first work about oil and our dependency on fossil fuels. Since completing MKVH it has been her dream to make a work on the Milton Keynes Redway.
In 2009 she collaborated with the eco-electro girl-band The Gluts who took their musical Café Carbon to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. In 2011 she declared herself self-appointed artist-in-residence in the City of London and wrote the novella Common, drawing together the social, economic and ecological crises. She is currently an Art360 award holder. Art360 is an independent charity set up to empower artists and estates to manage, protect and make accessible their lifetime’s work.
Newman lives and works in London and is Reader of Fine Art and tutor on the doctoral programme at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
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