Approved: 16.08.2006

Sam Haynes

Artist, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006




    I create single and multi panel artworks for public and private spaces, exploring the themes of energy and interaction. Repeated, often interactive features introduce an element of surprise and sense of play. My work seeks to build a greater awareness of the world around us, both through meaningful engagement and an innovative approach to design. Previous commissions include site-specific temporary installations, permanent public artworks and outdoor sculptures. 

    My creative process has developed through a very community focused practice in which I increasing initiate projects, acting as lead artist, working alongside a range of partners. Collaboration remains an important aspect of my work, challenging preconceptions through interdisciplinary artwork and events.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    1998 - ART IN ARCHITECTURE MA (DISTINCTION), University of East London, London

    1989 - CREATIVE ARTS BA Hons (First Class), Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

    Group exhibitions

    2014 - OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, One Church Street Gallery, Bucks

    2012 - GARDEN OPTICS, Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley, Surrey

    Private commissions

    2011 - DAZZLE HOUSE 1 & 2, Interior / Exterior Walls, Private Houses, LONDON and CORNWALL

    Public commissions

    2016 - WISP WARRIORS PUBLIC ART PROJECT, WANDSWORTH, fundraised and managed project with Wandsworth Interim Schools Project, creating a video installation for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival and temporary public art for Southside shopping centre 

    2015 - BEATRIX POTTER PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND PUBLIC ART , fundraised and managed school print project, supported by printmaker Patricia Finnegan, installing vitreous enamelled multi-panel playground artwork

    2015 -  ‘STRETCH AND SQUEEZE’ LOVE FESTIVAL COMMISSION, RFH , collaborative temporary installation working with Action Space artist Linda Bell as part of the Summer ‘Love Festival’, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank

    2015 - ‘OUT OF PLACE’ WANDSWORTH LIBRARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT , lead artist/fundraiser for ACE funded partnership project with Wandsworth Libraries/GLL: program of community ipad and art engagement/events with interactive ipad trail and temorary public artwork, Balham/Tooting Libraries

    2014 - the heART of libraries, WANDSWORTH LIBRARY SERVICES, lead artist for collaborative new technology and art community pilot project

    2013 - STEP BEYOND TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART TRAIL, EARLSFIELD, lead artist collaborating with writer Sarah Butler on word art schools project, Wandsworth Arts Festival

    2011-13 - SENSE NATIONAL DAY CENTRE COMMISSIONS, deaf blind family focused projects exhibited at ‘Touching Art’, Arts Depot, Barnet and the Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town Health Centre

    2010 - ‘NATURAL RHYTHM’, TEDDINGTON HEALTH CENTRE, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

    2009 - AMNESTY/UNA COMMISSION, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames


    2007 - HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, Commissioned by Public Art Wales, Grangetown, Cardiff

    2006 - ‘HOT SPOTS’ COMMISSION, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames , Hatherop Park

    2005 - FINSBURY PARK SCULPTURE TRAIL, Collaborative public art project commissioned by Action Space, London

    2004 - ‘ENCLOSURE’, ‘OUTDOOR HABITATS’ EXHIBITION , MoDA (Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture) , Barnet, London

    2004 - RIVERCONE MARKERS COMMISSION, Commissioned by Lea Rivers Trust, Stratford, London

    2003 - 'CHIME LINES' - CULTURAL MAPPING RIVERSIDE COMMISSION, Commissioned by Public Art Leicester, Leicester City Council , Leicester

    2003 - SOMERFORD GROVE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, Play structures commissioned by Haringey Play Association, Tottenham, London

    2002 - 'POINT2POINT', SHADWELL BASIN PUBLIC ART COMMISSION, Commissioned by the Lea Rivers Trust, funded by the Pool of London Partnership, Wapping, London

    2001 - ‘ARC X 3’, WHITE LION RETAIL PARK COMMISSION, Commissioned by South Bedfordshire District Council in association with Commissions East, Dunstable

    2000 - THE NORTH LYNN RINGS COMMISSION, Commissioned by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Council in association with Commissions East, King's Lynn

    1998 - ‘BLUE FOLD’ PUBLIC ART COMMISSION, Commissioned by ‘Heart of Hackney’/Tesco Stores Ltd in association with Michael Aukett Architects, Hackney, London

    1995 - WATERWHEEL - ‘UP A CUT 95’, Fundraised to stage event and commission site specific artworks, Nottingham Canalside

    Corporate commissions


    2004 - ‘Q’ WINDOW DISPLAY COMMISSION, CONRAN RESTAURANTS LTD, Quaglino's , St James', London


    2014 - a-n NEW COLLABORATIONS RESEARCH BURSARY, collaborative research project with arts manager, Sheryll Catto and learning disabled Action Space artist, Linda Bell

    2004 - ‘COLLABORATIVE PUBLIC ARTWORKS WITH LEARNING DISABLED ARTISTS’ , A research project funded by the Arts Council’s ‘Grants for the Arts’ Scheme, London