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1982 - 1985
1980 - 1982
University College Wales, Aberystwyth
1978 - 1980
Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence
1973 - 1977
University of Leeds, UK
Premio Internazionale Donatello
British Council Travel Award
AHRB Research Award
Scottish Arts Council Award
Italian Ministry of Culture, Italian State Award.
University of Wales Major Scholarship
Welsh Arts Council 'Artist of the Month'
Greenshields Memorial Award
Event: Parcus Gallery Exhibition
Dates: March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023
Moorland Productions were signed up to the Parcus Gallery, Aistersheim, Austria in December 2022, and are now represented by them. Their first exhibition together will be in the Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, the underground entrance space of the Louvre Museum, directly under the "Pyramid" of I.M Pei, from 31 March - 2 April 2023. They will be showing two of the EFS (Ethnological Forgery Series) Paintings ("Nefertiti" and "Geisha No 1 in Three Modes") there from 31 March - 2 April 2023.
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Event: Mixing Identities, It's Liquid
Dates: March 3, 2023 - Feb. 21, 2023
Moorland Productions (Seetha A/Kenneth Hay) will exhibit two paintings from their EFS (Ethnological Forgery Series): "Geisha No 2 in Three Modes", and "Chauvet Horses", at the Associazione Culturale Italo-Tedesca (ACIT) (Italian/German Cultural Association), Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Canareggio Venice, during the Carnevale period. The work is made jointly by both artists and thus fits the theme of 'mixing identities' particularly well. The organisers, Italian It's Liquid Group, featured Moorland Productions in their on-line journal in December 2022.
Event: Paintings and Prints
Dates: Feb. 1, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2023
Moorland Productions showed a selection of paintings and prints at the Jonathan Schultz Gallery, Miami, from February 1-28, 2023, in collaboration with the ARTBOX Gallery, ZUG, CH. ("Renaissance Apple", "Two Months of Light", "Gorwel Deg").
Event: ARTLAB, LA
Dates: Jan. 14, 2023 - Feb. 14, 2023
Moorland Productions (Seetha A/Kenneth Hay) showed a selection of screenprints ("Checkpoint Charlie", "Hana" and "Un Pueblo Unido") at the Los Angeles Art Lab from 14 January - 15 February 2023, with the Swiss ARTBOX Gallery, Zug, CH.
Event: SPECTRUM/RED DOT MIAMI International Art Fair
Dates: Dec. 4, 2022 - Dec. 8, 2022
Moorland Productions exhibited with ARTAVITA/World Wide Art, Booth 100, curated by Thomas Tunberg, at the MANA WYNWOOD Exhibition Centre, 2217 NW 5th Avenue@NW 22nd Street. A selection of paintings and prints including :"Tahitian Jade Orchid" and "Tahitian Hibiscus", "Agapanthus" and "Nerines".
Event: ARTBOX.Projects Miami
Dates: Nov. 28, 2022 - Dec. 10, 2022
Moorland Productions exhibited a selection of floral works including "Agapanthus" during Miami Art-Weeks, at 219 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127, USA, with the Swiss-based gallery ARTBOX.Projects.
Event: ARTBOX.Projects Palma
Dates: Oct. 25, 2022 - Nov. 5, 2022
Moorland Productions exhibited "Cyprus Horseman" and "Geisha No 2 in Three Modes", at the Casa del Arte, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, with the Swiss-based gallery ARTBOX.Projects.
Event: Root and Branch IV
Dates: Sept. 4, 2022 - Nov. 2, 2022
Fourth iteration of “Root & Branch” touring exhibition at the Dorfkirche Meiersdorf, DE. Concept by Linda Norris & Wai Kit Lam, curated by Herbert Hundrich and including three works by Moorland Productions.
Event: Mirrored Journey - Net Art Project
Dates: March 21, 2022 - April 7, 2022
A net-art nomadic project by Kasuhira Yatima and Violeta Ivanova.
Moorland Productions received a circular mirror from the organisers who asked for it to be taken on a journey to three places and photographed in situ without using any editing.
Our mirror explored dwellings (of people or gods) starting in a neolithic cave in SW France, then the Parthenon, Athens, and finally, the Tombs of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus.
Event: Root & Branch II
Dates: March 10, 2022 - April 25, 2022
Second iteration of the touring show "Root and Branch" originated by Linda Norris (Wales) and Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong).
Event: Root & Branch
Dates: Nov. 13, 2021 - Dec. 18, 2021
Group exhibition curated by Linda Norris (Wales) & Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong) inviting postcard-sized works concerned with trees as images of resilience and growth. The exhibition concept developed after an on-line artists' meeting organised by me during the Larroque Arts Festival, and annual event organised by me in the SW of France.
The show subsequently toured to Taiwan, Germany and Wales.
Event: Root & Branch III
Dates: July 2, 2021 - Aug. 13, 2021
Stage three of “Root & Branch”, touring exhibition, curated by Linda Norris (Wales) & Wai Kit Lam (Hong Kong) at the Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales.
Includes three works by Moorland Productions, including "The Tree Aberystwyth", "Mistletoe Balloon" , and "Platanes", digital prints on mulberry paper on card.
Event: Tokyo International Art Fair
Dates: June 5, 2020 - June 6, 2020
Tokyo International Art Fair, Belle Salle, Roppongi, Tokyo, 6th Edition. Moorland Productions (Seetha A & Kenneth Hay) will have their own Booth at this International Art Fair.
Event: Parallax Art Fair, LONDON 2020
Dates: Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 16, 2020
International Art Fair held in Kennsington Town Hall.
Event: Miami International Art Fair
Dates: Dec. 4, 2019 - Dec. 8, 2019
Spectrum Red Dot/World Wide Art and Artavita Pavilion Booth at the Miami International Art Fair, (Booth 801). Curated by Thomas Tunberg. Moorland Productions (Seetha A & Kenneth Hay) showcased their current paintings and a video, entitled "Haiku" at this, the largest of the World INternational Art Fairs.
Event: LAF 2019 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 26, 2019 - Aug. 3, 2019
Annual International Arts Festival in Larroque SW France
Event: LAF 2018 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 27, 2018 - Aug. 4, 2018
Annual international Arts Festival in Larroque France
Event: For the Love of Lempa
Dates: Sept. 23, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017
A second exhibition of staff and students at the Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, celebrating Paphos, European City of Culture, 2017, curated by Alan Rutherford. I showed 2 works: "Agapanthus" and "Sultan Tekke Mosque". Artists included: Stass Paraskos, Margaret Paraskos, John Sims, Andros Estfathiou, Jennifer Harding, Sarah-Jane Mason and Alan Rutherford. Catalogue, with essay by me: ISBN: 978-0-992866-6-7, published by Next Generation Publications, 2017
Event: LAF 2017 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 28, 2017 - Aug. 5, 2017
Annual exhibition of work by c 30-50 international artists from all over the world, hosted in the rural hamlet of Larroque SW France. Each year there is a theme to which artists are invited to respond: in 2017 it was "Borders and Boundaries". Hosted and curated by Kenneth Hay. Digital catalogue, and web information available.
Event: The Lempa Link
Dates: April 17, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Exhibition of students and staff at the Cyprus College of Art, curated by Sarah-Jane Mason, to celebrate Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture. Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) showed their screenprint: "CM_033-Palma". The exhibition was held in the Gallery of the Cyprus College of Art in the village of Lempa just outside Paphos. Catalogue, published by Next Generation Publications available: ISBN:978-0-9929866-5-0
Event: Postcards 1916
Dates: Aug. 19, 2016 - Aug. 25, 2016
Exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Irish Independence outside the main Post Office in Dublin, in partnership with, and curated by Eileen Ferguson of the Old Post Office Art Centre, Clones, Co.Monaghan, Eire and the Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque SW France. An exhibition of c. 200 postcards individually painted and produced by international artists who were invited to send in their postcard for the exhbition.
Event: LAF 2016 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 29, 2016 - Aug. 5, 2016
Annual exhibition of work by c 30-50 international artists from all over the world, hosted in the rural hamlet of Larroque SW France. Each year there is a theme to which artists are invited to respond: in 2016 it was 'energy/ impetus'. Hosted and curated by Kenneth Hay. Digital catalogue, and web information available.
Event: LAF 2015 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 24, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Annual exhibition of work by c 30-50 international artists from all over the world, hosted in the rural hamlet of Larroque SW France. Each year there is a theme to which artists are invited to respond: in 2015 it was 'Tradition/Innovation'. Hosted and curated by Kenneth Hay. Digital catalogue, and web information available.
Event: Convergence Design Emotion Future
Dates: Nov. 25, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014
An exhibition dealing with the theme of the convergence between nature and culture/science/design, curated by Trina Hyunjin Byun.Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) showed their "CM_027_Palma" screenprint.
Event: LAF 2014 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 25, 2014 - July 31, 2014
Annual exhibition of work by c 30-50 international artists from all over the world, hosted in the rural hamlet of Larroque SW France. Each year there is a theme to which artists are invited to respond: in 2014 it was 'Communication'. Hosted and curated by Kenneth Hay. Digital catalogue, and web information available.
Event: Supermarket Art Fair
Dates: Feb. 14, 2014 - Feb. 16, 2014
Moorland Productions shared a stand with The Water Tower Arts Festival Sofia (BUL) and showed 10 of their "Control Mechanisms" along with documentation of previous projects.
Event: Sluice Art Fair
Dates: Oct. 19, 2013 - Oct. 20, 2013
Forty Artist/Curator run Galleries & Projects exhibited in a disused industrial building in Tanner Street, South of the Thames. Moorland Productions showed with the XVI Collective and created a site-specific installation using Japanese 'Google Map' adhesive tape on the window. The tape portrays parts from a continuous street map of London in the form of an RFID tag.
Event: THE BULGARIANS ARE COMING!
Dates: Oct. 1, 2013 - Oct. 15, 2013
The Bulgarian Cultural Institute, London, Curated by Nia Pushkarova. Moorland Productions exhibited a site specific floor work made from shredded paper in the colours of the Bulgarian flag, with the addition of a RFID tag based on those used by British Immigration and Passports, relating to the changes in passport controls for Bulgarian citizens coming to the UK.
Event: ANIMAMUS ART SALON
Dates: Aug. 15, 2013 - Aug. 22, 2013
ANIMAMUS ART SALON - BROOKLYN, NY & LONDON
Animamus Art Salon is curated by Ventiko the Photographer in NY and London. The Salon included 2 digital Prints by Moorland Productions together with performance and installations by members of the XVI Collective.
Event: LAF 2013 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 26, 2013 - July 31, 2013
Annual Arts Festival in the rural hamlet of Larroque, SW France, which hosts c 30-50 international artists from all over the world to exhibit, visit, meet and exchange ideas, together with a programme of guided tours and visits/meetings. Hosted and curated by Kenneth Hay. Each year there is a theme to which artists are invited to respond. In 2013 the theme was 'Communication'.
Dates: Nov. 10, 2012 - Nov. 22, 2012
Group exhibition by the XVI Collective (including Moorland Productions: Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) in the Untitled BCN gallery/art space, Barcelona. Moorland Productions exhibited two giclé prints of their "Control Mechanisms" paintings, first shown in Malta, National Museum of Fine Art, and subsequently in London, Prague and Brno.
Event: La Petite Muerte
Dates: Nov. 2, 2012 - Nov. 11, 2012
Drawers Gallery, London. Moorland Productions, with the XVI Collective, showed a "Control Mechanism" made from marigold petals in celebration of the Mexican Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Event: THE GYUMRI BIENNALE
Dates: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012
"The Neighbours Project", a translocal project exploring notions of neighbours and neibourliness from around the world. Moorland Productions, with Rachelle Viader-Knowles and Mkrtich Tonoyan exhibited the first iteration of their "Neighbours Project" - Wall installation with multiple tv monitors and Digital prints with text.Artists were invited to submit images and stories about their neighbourhoods which were curated and displayed at Gyumri Academy of Art alongside print and video artworks.
Event: Artisterium: The Protest that Never Ends
Dates: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012
The Georgian National Museum of History, Tbilisi, Fifth International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Moorland Productions, sponsored by The British Council, presented a site specific floor work plus 10 laminated digital CM prints. Catalogue by Magda Garulli, Curator, with text on Moorland Productions (Keneth Hay & Seetha A) by Tereza Petisková, Director of The House of Art, Brno, CZ.
Event: LAF 2012 (Larroque Arts Festival)
Dates: July 27, 2012 - July 30, 2012
Annual exhibition of work by c 30-50 international artists from all over the world, hosted in the rural hamlet of Larroque SW France. Each year there is a theme to which artists are invited to respond: in 2012 it was 'Contemporary Art in a Rural Environment'. Hosted and curated by Kenneth Hay. Digital catalogue, and web information available.
Event: XVI Collective
Dates: June 28, 2012 - July 7, 2012
Group Show by the "XVI Collective" (Including Moorland Productions: Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) at the Matt Roberts Gallery, London. Matt runs very useful intensive art boosting residencies at his gallery, (the ALAS Residency) helping artists to get further with their art and introduce them to the wider London art-scene. The XVI Collective was formed from one of these residencies and has continued to exhibit since.
Event: Water Tower Arts Festival 2012: Follow the White Rabbit...
Dates: June 22, 2012 - June 30, 2012
The annual Water Tower Festival organised and curated by Nia Puschkarová takes place in sites all over Sofia, often abandoned or disused buildings. International artists from all over the world are invited to use the spaces to exhibit their works and/or make site specific installations., Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) made a site specific floor installation in the Viacom Telecom Centre, Sofia, using shredded paper to make a labyrinth in the form of an RFID chip, used for surveillance and tracking merchaandise. Further details on the Moorland-productions.org website.
Event: St Boleslav's Pilgrimmage
Dates: April 21, 2012 - April 21, 2012
An annual Art Walk, organised by Prague artist Vojta Horálek, from Prague to Brandys-nad-Laben using a series of abandoned Baroque Chapels which become temporary sites for installations, performances, theatre, music, song and poetry. The group of artist/pilgrims walk from Chapel to Chapel, installing work or giving a performance. Moorland Productions with Josef Danek, installed a print of one of their Control Mechanisms and Danek gave a performance/reading.
Event: Control Mechanisms
Dates: April 20, 2012 - May 19, 2012
Touring from the Galerie Nová Sín, Prague; the second iteration of the "Control Mechanisms" work was re-installed in the former Anatomy section of Masaryk University, now a contemporary art space. Text/catalogue by Tereza Petisková.
Event: Mallorca Translocal Meeting
Dates: March 1, 2012 - March 15, 2012
An international gathering, residency and exhibition by a Translocal network (Spain, UK, Armenia, Bulgaria, Canada, Netherlands) at the Mirò Foundation, Palma de Mallorca and Binisalem Cultural Centre, curated by Marcos Vidal. The Translocal Network was established in Armenia, and met in Larroque, France and Donegal, Ireland. It explores themes of artistic mobility and international collaboration, and has produced two catalogues in the form of newspapers: "Neighbours", and "Mallorca Translocal Meeting" and a documentary film about its activities. Catalogues/Newspapers available.
Event: Something about to Happen...
Dates: Dec. 6, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012
"Something about to happen..." curated by Moorland Productions with Vojta Horalék, Josef Danek and The Frozen Academy. An international networked project with 58 participants from 13 countries. Installation, video, painting, sculpture, net art, performance, electronic music, lectures and a networked meal.
Event: Control Mechanisms
Dates: Nov. 21, 2011 - Dec. 6, 2011
Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) held a major exhibition comprising 21 paintings, (some of which were first exhibited in Malta), 3 digital prints and a sculpture/sound installation on the theme of surveillance and control. Catalogue and text by leading Czech curator Tereza Petisková.
Event: Something About to Happen...
Dates: Nov. 6, 2011 - Dec. 12, 2011
Co-curated by Kenneth Hay, Josef Danek and Vojta Horálek, the exhibiton asked an international selection of artists and students about their hopes and fears for the future. The results: drawings, texts, paintings, video screenings, slide sows, performances, lectures and live events (including a 'Skype meal' with participants Skyping in live from all over the world to the gallery) were shown in an ever-changing stream within the Gallery space. Participants were also invited to write their hopes/fears for the future on the gallery walls. On-line archive available at the Galerie Skolska webiste.
Event: Larroque Film Festival
Dates: July 17, 2011 - July 31, 2011
Part of the annual Larroque Arts Festival held in SW France. Showcasing 30 artist's films from 18 countries. Curated by Kenneth Hay
Event: Rues d'Eté
Dates: July 3, 2011 - July 5, 2011
Graulhet, birthplace of Molière was once the Second city of France because of the glove and leather industry. Now it has been in decline, and the Rues d'Eté Festival of street theatre, film and visual arts is attempting to reanimate the city. In 2011, Kenneth Hay invited a group of artists from the Samkura Project (France, Canada, Armenia, the UK) to participate in the Festival, screening films in a local café and on the main squae at night. The event was a collateral even to the annual Larroque Arts Festival run by him in the small village of Larroque, SW France.
Event: Water Tower Arts Festival
Dates: June 20, 2011 - June 25, 2011
The annual WTAF is organised by Nia Puschkarova in Sofia and surrounding towns. It brings together international artists from all over the world to meet, exchange ideas, makes site specific installations and exhibit together at sites, often abandoned buildings, all over Sofia. It has grown to be the largest arts festival in Bulgaria, attracting over 200 artists annually. Kenneth Hay is a regular participant, and acted as selector in 2012.
Dates: May 1, 2011 - May 22, 2011
The Samkura Project, curated by Irish artist Ian Joyce brought together artists from Ireland, Georgia, Armenia, The UK, Sweden, Denmark and Canada for a series of workshops, cultural exchanges and exhibitions. Kenneth Hay was on the International Advisory Board as well as a participant and exhibitor in the series of events in Armenia, Georgia, France, Canada and Mallorca.
Event: GT-FA (Hommage à K.G.Hay)
Dates: March 7, 2011 - March 13, 2011
Exhibition of works and Performance, produced collaboratively with Czech artists Josef Danek and Blahoslav Rozboril and Kenneth Hay, documenting the projects created by The Frozen Academy (www.frozenacademy.org), and 20 years of artistic collaboration. Presented in the historic setting of Spilberk Castle, overlooking Brno CZ, during the annual "Brno Week of Art" 2011.
Event: Art in The Wilderness
Dates: Dec. 14, 2010 - Dec. 14, 2010
Performance and screening of "Art au Lieu Sauvage" with contributions from Josef Danek, Kenneth Hay, Vojtek Horálek, Trina Hyunjin Byun, and Aneta Soukoupova.
Event: Collective Contemporary Art
Dates: Nov. 5, 2010 - Nov. 7, 2010
"Collective Contemporary Art", curated by Helen Carey. International show of 34 selected artists at the ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY. Moorland Productions showed 12 "Control Mechanisms" together with documentation of the RADAR project and Venice Biennale work from 2003-4.
Event: International Incheon Art Fair
Dates: Oct. 9, 2010 - Oct. 14, 2010
19 SEPTEMBER 14 OCTOBER, 2010
International Incheon Art Fair, Korea. Booth: D-07. Digital prints by Moorland Productions with Josef Danek, Aneta Soukoupová and Trina Hyunjin Byun. Curated by Trina Hyujin Byun. Works shown were from the "Art in the Wilderness/Art au Lieu Sauvage" project, begun in Larroque 2010.
Event: Art in the Wilderness, Brno
Dates: Oct. 1, 2010 - Oct. 1, 2010
A follow on exhibition/performance in the Galerie Mladych Brno, curated by Josef Danek and Aneta Soukoupova, with documentation from the 28 artists who participated in the French exhibition.. A publication by Tereza Petisková and Michael Ritter, on Vojtek Horalek's major exhibition at the Galerie Gema Prague (2013) includes a chapter documenting the importance of the French 'Workshop/residency' to Horalék's development. (ISBN: 978-80-904575-3-9)
Event: Art au Lieu Sauvage / Art in the Wilderness
Dates: July 1, 2010 - July 31, 2010
An exhibition, residency and experimental networked project, for two Professors (Josef Danek & Kenneth Hay) and one student (Vojtek Horálek) exploring the theme of surviving in the Wilderness (real and metaphorical). The artists invited remote participants to send in their ideas about how a young artist can survive in the wilderness as a metaphor for surviving in the art-world, and then acted on this advice to create the work shown simultateously in the Gallery and in the Forest, in case any creatures might be interested.. During the residency, the two Professors tried to advise and assist the young artist through a series of performances and rituals. Some documentation on the Wooloo.com (Moorland Productions) website which featured this event, the frozenacademy.org and the Galerielavieilleposte.org website.
Event: Ground plan of Togetherness
Dates: May 21, 2010 - June 10, 2010
21 MAY - 10 JUNE, 2010
"Ground plan of Togetherness", Moorland Productions with Josef Danek and the Frozen Academy. Exhibition of digital prints made collaboratively using Photoshop Layers, begun in Cyprus, 2010. Curated by Trina Hyunjin Byun. Generic title/theme of the exhibition: "A Green Breeze in Contemporary Art.
Event: Ground Plan for Togetherness
Dates: April 1, 2010 - April 30, 2010
Group nomadic project led by The Frozen Academy (Josef Danek (CZ) and Kenneth Hay) with students from the Czech Republic and UK, developed in the Cyprus School of Art, Lemba. The Frozen Academy (www.frozenacademy.org) is a nomadic project created in Larroque, SW France by Josef Danek and Kenneth Hay, which has given rise to c 70 international projects/exhibitions so far. This show toured to: the Galerie Mladych, Brno (May 2010), and the Busan International Environmental Art Festival (2010). Video compilations available on YouTube: GTFA
Event: @708 Beats
Dates: Oct. 1, 2009 - Oct. 15, 2009
Exhibition of work by The Frozen Academy (Josef Danek & Kenneth Hay/Seetha A with associates), touring from Larroque SW France. An exhibition exploring time-zones, disappearing pictures and international Swatch Time. Curated by Moorland Productions (K. Hay & Seetha A)
Event: @708 Beats
Dates: June 1, 2009 - July 1, 2009
The first international project/exhibition held at the Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France; Home of Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A). The Gallery/Project space operates as Moorland Productions' base in France, but also hosts the annual "Larroque Arts Festival" (LAF) which hosts artists from over 50 countries to visit, reside, or exhibit, every July (details on FaceBook or www,galerielavieilleposte.org). This exhibition used the notion of 'Swatch Time',an artificial, standardised, internet time, where the day is divided into one thousand equal 'beats' different in duration to a second, designed to facilitate global synchronisation, independent of time-zones. Work was created with Czech students and Josef Danek dealing with this theme, and exhibited in the Gallery.
Event: Inaugural Exhibition
Dates: Dec. 23, 2008 - Jan. 2, 2009
An exhibition of work by Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) to mark the inauguration of their new project space/studio/Gallery in Larroque, SW France. The venue, in the old Post Office of the village will showcase work by Moorland Productions and invited artists from around the world. It will also host the annual Larroque Arts Festival.
Event: Muzi z Frozen 08 (The Frozen Men)
Dates: Dec. 1, 2008 - Dec. 31, 2008
An exhibition of work from The Frozen Academy (Josef Danek, Kenneth Hay and collaborators), including Danek & Hay's series of satirical photographs/lectures on: "Deerhunting" (Warning of the dangers of mistaking art for science, and the slipperiness of langauge). The photographic series, presented as a Powerpoint, was screened at: The Faculty of Philosophy, Masaryk University, Brno (2009), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia (2011), Prague Academy of Art (2011), The Academy of Fine Arts, Gyumri, Armenia (2012) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia (2012).
Event: Busan International Environment Art Fair
Dates: July 22, 2008 - Aug. 24, 2008
An international Art Fair held in Busan Korea on the theme of the environment. Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) showed their "Urban Fox" first exhibited in Cracow for the "City Lights" exhibition (2005).
Dates: July 1, 2008 - July 15, 2008
Moorland Productions with the Frozen Academy presented "Plein Air Computing", a series of digital photographs - in the Czech Republic's premier space for contemporary experimental art. Curated by Tereza Petisková and Josef Danek. Catalogue, with text by Josef Danek available`: ISBN: 978-0-9552977-3-1
Event: The Olympic One Minutes
Dates: June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
"The One Minutes Foundation" in Amsterdam NL, sponsors videos of exactly one minute. Moorland Productions' film "Miracle" (2003/4), filmed in Venice was selected, and consequently toured to Shanghai, Lisbon, Zagreb, Paramaribo, Brussels, São Paolo, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Gröningen), and later to 30 Museums and Art galleries in the NL, including the Stedelijk Gallery, Amsterdam. This screening in the Today Museum, Beijing, coincided with China's hosting of the Olympic Games.
Dates: June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
Twin exhibitions operating between Xiamen in China and Leeds, curated by Andrew Kelly and Richard Taylor). Moorland Productions showed a selection of work first exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2003): "A Spasso in Venezia" (Audio CD produced with schoolchildren in Venice) , "Miracle" (DVD, 2003) first screened at the Italia Telecom Future Centre, Venice (2004) and then, with The One Minute Foundation (NL) in 30 Museums and Galleries in Holland, China, Brazil, and touring the world. The exhibition was featured as one of the national "China Today" celebrations in the UK.
Event: Group Exhibition
Dates: April 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008
Stass Paraskos, founder of Cyprus College of Art formerly taught in Leeds, and there are continuing links between Leeds and Lempa, where it is based. I regularly visit there with students, taking classes and sculpting/painting in the idyllic setting by the sea, and frequently these teaching sessions lead to group exhibtions there. For this one I showed some stone-carvings with students from the UK and Czech Republic.
Dates: March 17, 2008 - April 13, 2008
Group exhibition with Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A), Vince Briffa (Malta) and Andy Anderson (UK). Digital prints, Video/DVD installations and paintings in the National Museum of Malta, formerly Lord MountBatten's House in Valletta. Moorland Productions showed: Japanese Zen Gardens (Digital prints), "Control Mechanisms" (Paintings) and "Haiku" (Film/DVD installation).
Event: Moorland Productions + Lonely Planet
Dates: Jan. 10, 2007 - March 4, 2007
Five-year Retrospective of work by Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) with Lucia Lu (Taiwan); Comprising a selection of work from 2002-2007: "Absences" digital prints and soundtrack; "Air" and "Water", 5 metre digital panoramas of Venice, plus film-screenings of: "Song without Words" (2003/4), "Venezia com'erà" (2003/4), "Rynek" (2004), "Indian Shorts" (2002); plus "Seetha's World Tour" (2004) photos/performace. (31 Digital works, 4 videos and 1 sound installation)
Event: Moorland Productions
Dates: July 11, 2006 - July 15, 2006
Digital prints on foamboard, entitled "The Merchants of Venice" and "The Merchants of Cracow", by Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) first shown at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and at the Galerie Pryzmat, Cracow in 2004.
Event: Available Art
Dates: June 1, 2005 - June 30, 2005
Exhibition, curated by Ann Morlinghaus, of work by international artists, for sale at very reasonable prices. Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) exhibited a series of small (20 x 20 cms) digital prints from the "One Thousand Plateaux" series, dealing with archetypical landscapes from their travels.
Event: City Lights
Dates: May 1, 2005 - May 30, 2005
Exhibition curated by Anna Morlinghaus, comprising large scale digital photographs by artists from each of the Member States of the EU, located at tram stops all round Cracow and at the Goëthe Institut, Cracow. Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) exhibited "UrbanFox" plus a text about the despoilation of ancient woodlands in Poland. In association with Cracow Public Transport, the vernissage was held on a tram, with invitees being bussed from one tramstop to the next, with live music and a bar.
Event: Hibrida II
Dates: April 18, 2005 - June 20, 2005
Phase two of the Hibrida series of exhibitions, featuring contemporary printmakers from the UK and Czech Republic, curated by Colin Lloyd and Ian Colverson. Included work by Kenneth Hay and Seetha A ("Water" digital panorama, 10 meters long) from the RADAR project first exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale in June 2003. Continued from the Exhibition at Bradford Cartwright Hall.
Event: Hibrida II
Dates: April 16, 2005 - June 26, 2005
Phase two of the Hibrida series of exhibitions, featuring contemporary printmakers from the UK and Czech Republic, curated by Colin Lloyd and Ian Colverson. Included work by Kenneth Hay and Seetha A ("Water" digital panorama, 10 meters long) from the RADAR project first exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale in June 2003. Exhibition continued at the nearby Yorkshire Craft Centre.
Event: RADAR Infopoint
Dates: Sept. 8, 2004 - Sept. 9, 2004
Culminating exhibition of the RADAR-Connecting Europe series, originating at the 50th Venice Biennale ("Sogni e Conflitti" 2003). Included Video screenings, Image projections, performances and live events by Kenneth Hay and the RADAR artists, documenting the two year RADAR project. Curated and organised by Lorenzo Cinotti and Laura Scarpa. Exhibition brochure and catalogue available: Marsilio Editore, Venice: ISBN: 88-317-8706-3.
Event: RADAR - Connecting Europe
Dates: July 1, 2004 - July 30, 2004
Phase Three of the RADAR project, originating at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, saw a group of 6 of the RADAR artist going to Cracow Poland to work on a three week residency and exhibition at the Gallery Pryzmat. Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) produced a short documentary film entitled "Rynek" (Market) to celebrate Poand's re-entry into the European trading area. The film was inspired by the Balthazar Behem Codex in the Jagellonian Library Cracow, which depicts the shopkeepers of Cracow in their specialised shops. Seven shopkeepers were interviewed in their shops discussing their hopes and fears for the future. Te film was screened at the Galeria Pryzmat along with a series of digital portraits of the shopkeepers.
Event: Altered States: Air, Water
Dates: June 19, 2004 - July 4, 2004
Phase Three of the 'RADAR Project', originating at the 50th Venice Biennale, was included in 'The Deptford X', London. Moorland Productions (Kenneth Hay & Seetha A) held a two person show entitled "Air Water" in a converted railway arch on Resolution Way. The exhibition included two large digital panoramas of Venice ("Air" and "Water"), two large digital stills from their film "Song without Words", and a sculpture ("Bridge), and a text from Italo Calvino (Marco Polo reflecting on the stones which make up bridges). The exhibition dealt with the theme of Venice as a bridge between sky and sea, East and West, the past and the future.
Event: RADAR - Connecting Europe
Dates: June 12, 2003 - June 29, 2003
An exhibition of work by 31 young artists from 6 countries (UK,Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Greece) on the theme of social integration, funded by teh European Commission, Culture 2000 Fund. Curated by Angela Vettese, Mario De Michelis et al. and mentored by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Joseph Kosuth and Olafur Eliasson. A three-month residency in Venice was followed by an exhibition at the Centro Civico, Giudecca, as a single Pavillion of the 50th Venice Biennale. Catalogue available, with texts by: Lorenzo CInotti, Laura Scarpa, Ignazio Musu, Roberto D'Agostino, Marco De Michelis, Angela Vettese, Julia Draganovich, Penka Stancheva, Vassi Leontari and Andrew Carmichael : ISBN: 88-317-8706-3 (Marsilio Editore, Venice)
Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002
Exhibition and sound installation (the first sound installation in the Czech Republic) of work by Kenneth Hay and Seetha A (Moorland Productions) of digital prints and CD-Audio in the medieval catacombs underlying the Czech Centre for Experimental Theatre, in conjunction with the Czech Information Centre exhibitions of "Hibrida II" and "No. 1", also including works by and curated by Kenneth Hay and Seetha A. The work explored the Highland Clearances of the 18th century in Scotland, a financially driven purge of Scottish subsistence farmers by their landlords which led to a mass exodus from Scotland to Canada/USA/Australia. The soundtrack recounted their stories in whispered voices echoing round the catacomb gallery.
Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002
Touring exhibition originating at Bradford, Cartwright Hall, UK, curated by Colin Lloyd and Ian Culverson, including the work of Kenneth Hay, Seetha A and 81 Czech & UK artists. Catalogue with essay by Kenneth Hay available: ISBN: 0-9550299-0-2.
Event: No 1
Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002
An exhibition of student work from the Department of Fine Art at Leeds University curated by Kenneth Hay (Then Head of Department of Fine Art) celebrating gaining the Number One position in the Guardian UK Higher Education League tables as 'the no 1" art school in the UK, 2001 and 2002). Work by MA and postgraduate students (John Crossley, Milos Rankovic and Henry Tietzche-Tyler) plus video works by Seetha A. The exhibition coincided with the "Hibrida II" exhibition situated in the gallery above, and the "Absences" exhibition at the nearby Czech Centre for Experimental Theatre.
Event: Artist's video Screenings
Dates: July 1, 2002 - July 31, 2002
Exhibition at the Prenelle Gallery, situated on a boat, moored on the West India Dock of the Thames, London, of artist's videos, including: "Blink" by Kenneth Hay and "Indian Shorts" by Seetha A.
Dates: April 1, 2002 - April 30, 2002
Exhibition of contemporary printmaking from the UK and Czech Republic, featuring he work of 22 UK & Czech artists including Kenneth Hay, Josef Danek and Blahoslav Rozboril. Curated by Colin Lloyd and Ian Colverson. Included digital prints ("Duino" and "Frühlingsmann") first exhibited in Reykjavik. Catalogue available with essays by Kenneth Hay, Jiri Havlicek and Robert Galeta. Two part exhibition at Cartwright Hall and the Centre for Craft and Design, the University of Bradford, UK.
Dates: Feb. 15, 2002 - March 15, 2002
Exhibition of Artist's Bibliographies, curated by Simon Morris and Pavel Büchler, and including work by Kenneth Hay, Joseph Kosuth, Douglas Gordon, Angela Bulloch et al. Catalogue available.
Event: Museum Magogo II
Dates: Dec. 1, 1999 - Dec. 15, 1999
Group exhibition, curated by Graham Ramsay and John Beagles, of work by Kenneth Hay, Tracey Emin et al.
Dates: Dec. 1, 1999 - Jan. 7, 2000
Retrospective Exhibition celebrating 25 years of work by Kenneth Hay. Illustrated atalogue, "Visual Verbal" available.
Event: Museum Magogo
Dates: Oct. 2, 1999 - Oct. 30, 1999
Group exhibition, curated by Graham Ramsay and John Beagles, of works by Kenneth Hay, Tracey Emin, Martin Kippenberger, Terry Atkinson, et al.
Event: New Works
Dates: May 8, 1999 - May 30, 1999
Exhibition of new work by Kenneth Hay, Jyrki Siukonen (FIN) and Eggert Peterssun (ICE), including the seven "Falling Figures" first exhibited in Leeds, and two large new digital prints: "Duino" and "Frühlingsmann").
Event: Threats & Containments
Dates: April 1, 1997 - April 15, 1997
Group Exhibition with Kenneth Hay, Cornelia Parker, Tim Head, Pamela Golden et al. curated by Jamie Wagg and Esther Leslie. Included a selection of the "Backgrounds to History"/Stalingrad works by Kenneth Hay.
Event: Bank TV
Dates: Oct. 1, 1996 - Oct. 15, 1996
Video collaboration with UK artists group, Bank, in the Berlin Unfair alternative Art Fair, including repeated screenings of "Blink", video by Kenneth Hay, a short film about Stalin.
Dates: Sept. 30, 1996 - Oct. 5, 1996
5 Day multimedia/video event/screenings/colloquium, hosted by Jiri Havlicek and Petr Kamenicy, of Masaryk University Brno. Multiple sites around Brno. Included screenings of films by Kenneth Hay & Seetha A ("Blink", "3 Indian Shorts") and films by Students from Leeds University.
Event: Bank TV
Dates: April 1, 1996 - April 30, 1996
Video collaboration with UK artists Group "Bank" including the video "Blink" by Kenneth Hay, screened in the gallery over a number of days during the exhibition organised by John Russell et al.
Event: Backgrounds to History and Falling Figures
Dates: Jan. 8, 1996 - Feb. 15, 1996
Solo exhibition by Kenneth Hay including 7 digital prints of "Falling Figures", and 22 paintings/digital prints entitled 'Backgrounds to History" dealing with the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II.
Event: World Tea Party II
Dates: Nov. 15, 1995 - Jan. 15, 1996
Group exhibition, touring from the Venice Biennale, including 2 digital prints by Kenneth Hay & Seetha A (Moorland Productions): "Transcendental Teacup" & "Transcendental Teapot", and work by Bryan Mulvihill, Su Schnee, Marc Dion et al.
Event: World Tea Party
Dates: June 1, 1995 - June 30, 1995
Group exhibition in the "Transculture Pavilion" of the centennial Venice Biennale, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Grand Canal, Venice. Included "Tea for Two" digital prints and installation by Kenneth Hay & Seetha A (Moorland Productions), and work by Canadian Group, "World Tea Party" (Bryan Mulvihill, Su Schnee, Mark Dion). Sponsored by UNESCO Year of Art and The Japan Foundation.
Event: Yorkshire Artists Show
Dates: June 1, 1994 - June 30, 1994
Annual exhibition of Yorkshire-based artists, including paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay
Event: Two Works
Dates: March 1, 1994 - March 15, 1994
Exhibition of two large scale digital prints by Kenneth Hay, in collaboration with the Electronic Music Workshop of the Music Department at Leeds University.
Event: Bookies & Boxers
Dates: March 1, 1994 - March 30, 1994
Electronic book exhibition including "Untitled" by Kenneth Hay, animated/sound work.
Event: Electronic Book exhibition
Dates: Sept. 1, 1993 - Sept. 15, 1993
Exhibition of digital artist's books, curated by Chris Taylor, including "Untitled" digital animation/sound work by Kenneth Hay.
Event: Yorkshire Artists Show
Dates: June 1, 1993 - June 30, 1993
Group Exhibition of Yorkshire-base artists
Event: Surface Tension
Dates: Dec. 11, 1992 - Jan. 23, 1993
Three-man exhibition of Paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay, Clive Head and Steven Whitehead. Including digital prints and photoworks by Kenneth Hay.
Event: The Bookmaker
Dates: May 1, 1992 - May 30, 1992
Exhibition of artist's books, curated by Chris Taylor of artists' books. Including an electronic animated/sound digital work by Kenneth Hay.
Event: After Turner
Dates: April 1, 1992 - April 30, 1992
Group exhibition of Yorkshire-based artists in the stately home which once hosted Joseph W.M.Turner and was made famous by his watercolours and gouaches painted there.
Event: Contemporary Realism
Dates: May 1, 1991 - May 15, 1991
Group exhibition of paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay, Clive Head and Stephen Whitehead, touring from Maidstone City Art Gallery & Museum.
Event: Kenneth Hay: Screenprints
Dates: May 1, 1991 - May 15, 1991
Solo exhibition of screenprints by Kenneth Hay.Included "Checkpoint Charlie" and "Central Park at Dawn" included in this site.
Event: Contemporary Realism
Dates: Jan. 26, 1991 - March 24, 1991
Group exhibition of paintings and screenprints by Kenneth Hay, Clive Head and Steven Whitehead (included screenprints of "Checkpoint Charlie" and "Central Park at Dawn" on this site)
Event: Leeds Art Fair
Dates: May 1, 1990 - May 15, 1990
Annual Art Fair for Leeds-based artists; included a stand of paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay.
Event: Four Young Contemporaries
Dates: June 1, 1986 - July 1, 1986
Group Exhibition of paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings by: Kenneth Hay, Linda Norris. Judy Macklin and Robert Meyrick.
Event: Four Young Artists
Dates: May 1, 1985 - June 1, 1985
Group exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Linda Norris, Stephen Whitehead, Robert Meyrick
Event: Four into '85
Dates: April 1, 1985 - May 1, 1985
Group Exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Ceri Thomas, Stephen Whitehead and Sunil Chatraalia
Event: Four Young Contempoaries
Dates: April 1, 1985 - April 30, 1985
Joint Exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings by: Kenneth Hay, Linda Norris, Judy Macklin and Robert Meyrick.
Event: Four Artists
Dates: March 1, 1985 - March 30, 1985
Group exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Ceri Thomas, Judy Macklin and Robert Meyrick at the Pentonville Gallery, London
Event: Artist of the Month
Dates: Dec. 1, 1984 - Jan. 1, 1985
Exhibition of work by Kenneth Hay, Lyn Malcolm, et al.awarded Welsh Arts Council "Artist of the Month" award.
Event: "Ceredigion" mosaic mural
Dates: April 1, 1984 - April 2, 1984
80 foot long mosaic mural along the platform of Aberystwyth Rail Station. Artists: Kenneth G. Hay, Linda Norris, Penny Milner and Alan Williams.
Event: Group Exhibition
Dates: May 1, 1982 - May 30, 1982
Group Exhibition by students of the MA Visual Arts, UCW, Aberystwyth
Event: Art Market '81
Dates: June 1, 1981 - June 30, 1981
Group Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Aberystwyth based artists.
Event: Group Show
Dates: May 1, 1980 - May 30, 1980
Group Exhibition of students on the MA Visual Arts at UCW Aberystwyth
Event: Kenneth G. Hay: Pinturas y Dibujos
Dates: May 1, 1979 - May 15, 1979
Exhibition in a private gallery situated on El Diagonal, Barcelona. Exhibition included c. 30 works painted in Italy during my 1978 residency there.
Event: Kenneth Hay & Andrew Murphy: Paintings
Dates: May 1, 1976 - June 1, 1976
A two-man exhibition of c. 40 paintings by Kenneth Hay & Andrew Murphy whilst still students at Leeds University.
Event: Fine Art Department Group Show
Dates: June 1, 1975 - June 30, 1975
Group exhibition by students on the BA Fine Art, Leeds University.
Event: Fine Art Group Exhibition
Dates: May 1, 1973 - June 1, 1973
Group exhibition of students at Leeds University, Department of Fine Art
In the screenprints, I work differently. The image is clear from the outset, and 'reverse engineered' into areas of pure colour, (usually not more than five) superimposed according to a logical sequence, with the 'drawing' superimposed last to unite and harmonise the image. Some of the screenprints have featured in musical collaboration with Irish composer/musician Bernard O'Neill on YouTube.
In watercolour, I tend to look for broad patterns of light and internal rhythms in the subject.
Throughout, I always draw, to understand things, to see how another artist works, and to prepare for a painting.
Since 1989 I have worked collaboratively with Seetha A as "Moorland Productions" a creative collaboration which has led to many international events and exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, (1995 and 2003) and shows in Tibilisi, Georgia, Prague, Vancouver, Taiwan, Berlin etc. We have our own Press, The Moorland Press, website - see link in artist's info, and project spaces in London and France.
Works are in many private collections and commissions/murals include British Rail and The INTERPOL HQ , Den Haag.