Hayley Newman

Hayley Newman (b 1969) has performed and exhibited widely. She has had solo shows at Matt’s Gallery, London; The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; The Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum, Lucerne; Montevideo, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and Tate Modern, London.
She is a tutor on the doctorial studies programme at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Her commitment to working creatively around the current economic, social and ecological crises forged The Gluts (Hayley Newman, Gina Birch and Kaffe Matthews) and their eco-electro musical ‘Café Carbon’ which they took to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. In the same year she also collaborated with artist/writer Andrea Mason on the project ‘Bankspeak’; a series of Capitalists Anonymous meetings held on the steps of the Royal Exchange, in heart of the City of London. The project drew on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step program, and was seen as a ‘therapeutic intervention’; outreach for ex-bankers in the wake of the economic crash.

She has recently finished writing the novella ‘Common’ based on her experiences as ‘Self-appointed Artist-in-Residence’ of the City of London. ‘Common’ chronicles one day in the square mile. Performances occur and reoccur throughout the book, which takes its readers through crashes in global markets, turbulence in the Euro-zone and riots on hot summer nights.  The book will be published by Copy Press in March 2013.

Hayley Newman lives and works in London and is represented by Matt’s Gallery.

Broadcasts ORF-Kunstradio:

10. 11. 2013: Kunst, Wasser, Information, Teil 2: Fieldwork