© 2017 David Hayward

Education: Royal College of Art; Brighton Polytechnic; Canterbury School of Art & Architecture; Cheltenham College of Art & Design; Radnorshire County Grammar School. Childhood in rural Mid-Wales

Career: Head of Department/Professor of Visual Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University 2007 -09 : Deputy Head of College/Professor of Visual Education at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA Canterbury) 2005-2007 : Director of Further Education, Kent Institute of Art & Design 2000-05 : Head of Foundation Studies and Director of Visual and Performing Arts at City College, Brighton 1991-99

Upcoming events:
Cill Rialaig Artist Residency – County Kerry, Ireland …… May 2017
Exhibition at Kellie Miller Arts, Brighton ……July 2017
Group exhibition at Rendcomb Manor, Cirencester … July 2017
Group exhibition at Collonade Gallery, Worthing …………August 2017

David Hayward

Recent Exhibitions:

Weather Report – Cafe Hay, Hay on Wye Literary Festival – Spring 2016
Hints & Incidents – Keynes College, University of Kent – November 2015 – Jan 2016
“At 15” Harbour Street, Whitstable – Sept/Oct 2015
New Paintings – Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells – March 2014
Selected Works – Deeson Design Group Gallery, Canterbury – July/August 2012
Recent Work – Creek Creative Gallery, Faversham – Dec 2011
New Paintings – Creek Creative Gallery, Faversham – Dec 2010

On the Edge – Herne Bay Museum – Dec 2016/Feb 2017
Winter Group Show – Linden Hall Contemporary, Deal – Dec/Feb 2017
NOA pop-up exhibition – Arundel Castle – August 2016
Summer Exhibition – Caxton Gallery, Whitstable – July/Sept 2016
National Open – Royal College of Art – October 2015
Alexander Collection 2015 – Alexander Centre, Faversham – Jan-Dec 2015
Group Show –  Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable – January 2015
Mixed Show – Sarah O’Kane, Contemporary Fine Art, Lewes – December/Jan 2013/14
Hayward & Rumble – Creek Creative Gallery, Faversham – December 2013
Kaleidoscope – Great Bower Gallery, Molash – October/November 2013
Mixed Show – Caxton Gallery, Whitstable – August/October 2013
Hayward & Dolan – Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate – May 2013
No1 Smithery Gallery, Historic Dockyard, Chatham – Feb 2013
Works in Water Colour – Beach Gallery, Herne Bay – Dec 2012
Parallax Art Fair – Chelsea Town Hall, London – October 2012
Abode – Creek Creative Gallery – April 2012
The Thinking Line – The Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury – March 2012
National Art Open – Chichester Festival Gallery – Dec 2011
Caxton Gallery Whitstable – May 2011
No 1 Smithery Gallery – Historic Dockyard, Chatham – Dec 2010

Academic – various papers on Further/Higher Education issues; served on numerous education panels; advisory work in specialist art institutions in the UK and abroad.

Artist’s statement:

Although abstract in nature, much of my work references long-held interests in the natural sciences, the built environment, travel and archaeology. I am particularly interested in methods of depiction that prompt connections between the internal abstract language of a work of art and prior perceptual and emotional experiences. I have always liked the idea of the artist as prospector as it suggests a speculative methodology that is informed as much by intuition and chance as it is by knowledge and planning. I work mainly in encaustic – a very physical, painterly process of dissolving oil paint in heated beeswax – a process that tolerates trial, error and change, creates complex surface qualities and allows each work to establish its identity in unexpected ways.