Approved: 15.01.2013

Gregory Hayman

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Approved: 15.01.2013

Statement: Gregory Hayman

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    Statement: Gregory Hayman

    Until 2010, Gregory pursued a career in communications working in the media and higher education. He left his job at Cambridge University to study art (2010-13) gaining a First in Fine Art at NUA (Norwich University of the Arts), and obtained his MA (Distinction) in Fine Art (2013-15).

    Hayman’s practice is underpinned by extensive research and he produces a range of 'epistemic objects' or 'research artworks'.  In other words, he makes artworks to investigate the subject of his study, linking practical outcomes in a virtuous circle. 

    My most recent research has included explorations of Picasso's Guernica and Velasquesz's Las Meninas, I am now working on a video project based on Goya's El Perro  - The Drowning or Submerged Dog.  

    For the Picasso project, I examined how dishonour, deriving from feelings of disgust, shaped the reputation of a man whose life had been devoted to the study of art history.  My vehicle, Sir Anthony Blunt, was a famous art historian; Keeper of the Queen's Pictures; and one time Soviet spy.  My interest stemmed from direct involvement.  In my working life I had to lie publicly about the existence of a memoir Blunt had secretly written before his death.  This experience sent me on a journey to seek out the traces left by Blunt, in an attempt to create a portrait and greater understanding of him. For this enquiry, I carried out interviews with colleagues and students of Blunt's; his biographer; and visited the British Library to consult the autobiographical manuscripts Blunt wrote.  

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    MA Fine Art: Distinction, NUA, Norwich 2015

    BA Hons Fine Art: First Class, NUA, Norwich, UK

    MA University of Cambridge

    MA University of Sussex

    BA University of Westminste

     

    Hayman’s practice is underpinned by extensive research and he produces a range of 'epistemic objects' or 'research artworks'.  In other words, he makes artworks to investigate the subject of his study, linking practical outcomes in a virtuous circle. 

    Recent Exhibitions:

    • Stimulus, Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens, June 2017
    • Greenhouse Gallery, Berlin, May 2017
    • Fountain17, Hull City of Culture, April-May 2017
    • Fountain17, on tour at The Gladstone Museum, Stoke on Trent, Summer 2017
    • Sardines and Beer, 13A Gallery, Norwich. April 2017
    • Clerkenwell Design Week May 2017
    • Framing the Crisis, Vault Collective at System Gallery, Newcastle, May- June 2017
    • Double Yolk, Lime Street, Newcastle March 2017

    Prizes and Competitions:

    • Shortlisted for the Bishop’s Art Prize, Norwich (2015)
    • Shortlisted for Signature Art Prize The People's Choice Award London (2015)
    • Shortlisted for the Bishop’s Art Prize, Norwich (2013)
    • Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2012)
    • Shortlisted for the Student Art Medal Prize, Glasgow (2012)

    Solo exhibitions:

    Link Gallery, University of Winchester September – October 2015

    Pop-up exhibition, Aid & Abet, Cambridge (2013)

    Redundant Ideologies, NUA, Norwich (2011)

    West Acre Arts Centre, Norfolk (2009)

     

    Group Exhibitions:

    Transcribe/Translate: System Gallery, Newcastle, November 2016

    Constellation, Norwich July 2016

    Scaffold Gallery, Manchester June 2016

    • Kunstraum Walcheturm Zurich, “From the Intangible to the Tangible” November 2015
    • Studio 1.1 Gallery, (Curating & Exhibiting) London (August 2015)
    • MA Degree Show NUA, Norwich (September 2015)
    • Impact 9, The China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou in October 2015.
    • Unease (Curating & Exhibiting) Halesworth Gallery (July 2015)
    • Hidden, The Undercroft, Norwich, Norfolk (April 2014)
    • International Print Portfolio Project, Impact, Dundee, (2013)
    • Degree Show NUA, Norwich (2013)
    • Real, Yallops Gallery, Norwich (2013)
    • Hungate Medieval Art Museum, Norwich (2013)
    • The Jerwood Drawing Prize, MAC, Birmingham (Jan. 2013)
    • The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Bournemouth (2013)
    • The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (Dec. 2012)
    • The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Space, London (2012)
    • British Art Medal Society, Glasgow School of Art Museum Gallery (2012)
    • Encounters, Sainsbury Centre for Contemporary Art, Norwich (2012)
    • Print Odyssey, Print to the People, Stew Gallery, Norwich (2012)
    • Hungate Medieval Art Museum, Norwich (2012)
    • Conglomeration, Stew Gallery, Norwich (2012)
    • And of This, St Margret’s, Norwich (2011)
    • Toss, NUA, Norwich (2011)
    • Coast Arts Festival, Norfolk (2011)
    • Hard Times Exhibition, Grey Friars Gallery, Kings Lynn, Norfolk (2011)
    • Worsted Festival, Worsted, Norfolk (2011)
    • Passais la Conception, Normandy, France (2011)
    • Cambridge Regional College (2008)
    • YMCA Central, London (2004)
    • Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (1994)
    • Midlands Art Centre (MAC), Birmingham (1995)

    Public Collections

    • The Castle Museum, Norwich
    • NUA Norwich University of the Arts
    • Rhodes University South Africa
    • University of Dundee
    • Osaka?College of Art and Design Kyoto

    Talks & Lectures

    • The Jerwood Space, London
    • NUA Norwich University of the Arts
    • The Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    • University of Cambridge

    Publications:

    My Journey with Anthony Blunt – Self published artist/project book to compliment my MA submission. September 2015

    If you Believe That  - (Ghost writer) for David Frost.  1986.

     

    Citations and credits:

    Bulletin of the Marx Memorial Library.  No 132 Autumn 2000 Page 11 Footnote 12. 

    Picasso and the Politics of Visual Representation: War and Peace in the Era of the Cold War and Since (Liverpool University Press - Tate Liverpool Critical Forum)  In the Chapter by Lynda Morris.

    It’s  a Don’s Life. Mary Beard.  2009

    Hansard – The official record of debates in the House of Commons: HC Deb 12 July 1991 vol 194 cc1289-96  (Debate on The Community Charge).