Approved: 16.08.2006

Sam Haynes

Artist, Community worker, Event organiser, Gallery educator, Project manager

Approved: 16.08.2006



    Artist Statement

    I create artworks for public and private spaces, often focusing on the process of interaction, combining repeated elements with a simple geometric form. My work, typically integrated within the architecture of a space, aims to build a greater awareness of the world around us, both through meaningful engagement and an innovative approach to design.

    With a practice that spans over twenty-five years, I have brought together temporary and permanent installations and assemblages using both found and fabricated materials, introducing an element of surprise that expresses a dynamic and playful sense of energy.

    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

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

    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


    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