Kenneth Hay

Joined Artfinder: March 2018

Artworks for sale: 97

France

About Kenneth Hay

 
 
  • Biography
    Trained under Sir Lawrence Gowing in the 'Euston Road' style of direct observational painting, following Cézanne, and then under pupils of Renato Guttuso and Oscar Kokoschka at Florence Academy, my work often has a conceptual basis - an idea, a mathematical ratio, an historical theme, an experimental mode of depiction, a time-based technique, and then a long constructive process of analysing colour and drawing, piece by piece, until a harmony is reached.  Colour is of especial interest to me - it is the defining aspect of painting and I see everything as an arrangement of pure colours, some more or less saturated/bright than others, rather than believing in the existence of 'shadows'. Drawing is the structure which holds the colours in place, and which operates according to a different logic.  Every work is a new challenge, and the end result is never predicted. The work can go through many changes before it arrives at its final form, and consequently some of the paintings take many years to produce.
    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.
    Works are in many private collections and commissions/murals include British Rail and  The INTERPOL  HQ , Den Haag.



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  • Education

    1982 - 1985

    UCW Aberystwyth

    1980 - 1982

    University College Wales, Aberystwyth

    1978 - 1980

    Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence

    1973 - 1977

    University of Leeds, UK

  • Awards

    2012

    British Council Travel Award

    The British Council in Tbilisi, Georgia organised for me to travel to Tbilisi and show a series of the "Control Mechanisms" digital prints, plus install a site-specific floor installation of a RFID chip made of shredded paper in the colours of the Georgian Flag, as part of "Artisterium: The Protest that Never Ends", curated by Magda Gurulli. During the visit, I talked at the Georgian Academy of Arts and gave TV, radio and press interviews.

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    2002

    AHRB Research Award

    A full-salary award for one year, enabling me to take a sabbatical leave from my job as Head of the Department of Fine Art at Leeds University, to work on the "Absences" project for the Centre for Experimental Theatre, Brno, CZ, and create work for the "RADAR:Connecting Europe" project for the Venice Biennale in 2003.

    1996

    Scottish Arts Council Award

    Awarded jointly by the Scottish Arts Council and the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, to produce two digital-image billboards, for the Robert Burns Bicentennial celebrations, entitled: "Blowing up the Bard". The two 20 foot long billboards celebrating Burns as a spokesperson for Women's Rights and as a friend of the French Revolution and Scottish Independence, were located at Glasgow Queen Street Station, and Kilmarnock Bus Station during the commemorations of the Burns Bicentennial.

    1984

    Italian Ministry of Culture, Italian State Award.

    Study abroad travel bursary from the Italian Institute for Culture, London, to enable me to spend three months in Rome researching at the Gramsci Institute on my Doctoral thesis.

    1982

    University of Wales Major Scholarship

    The three year, full scholarship award was for my Doctoral Studies in Italian Aesthetics, enabling me to become the first Doctoral candidate in Visual Arts from the University of Wales.

    1981

    Welsh Arts Council 'Artist of the Month'

    Welsh Arts Council. The award was for an exhibition in Aberystwyth at the Oriel 500 gallery to assist with production and framing costs.

    1977

    Greenshields Memorial Award

    The Elizabeth T. Greenshields memorial Award for Painting, based in Montreal Quebec, is awarded annually for figurative art which meets their criteria. I was awarded this in November/December 1977, shortly after completing my studies at Leeds, and it enabled me to pursue my studies at the Accademia di Belle Art in Florence, Italy.
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    Event: For the Love of Lempa

    Dates: Sept. 23, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

    Venue: Cyprus College of Art, Stass Paraskos Street, Lempa, Cyprus

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Cyprus College of Art, Stass Paraskos Street, Lempa, Cyprus

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Institute of Synthesis Design, Shinhan University, Seoul, Korea.

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Stockholm

    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

    Venue: SLUICE ART FAIR, LONDON, 47/49 Tanner Street.London

    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

    Venue: The Bulgarian Cultural Institute, London, Belgravia, London

    OCTOBER 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

    Venue: Coohaus Gallery, New York, 547 W. 27th St. #307 NY.

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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'.

    Event: LDN-BCN

    Dates: Nov. 10, 2012 - Nov. 22, 2012

    Venue: Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Barcelona

    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

    Venue: Drawers Gallery, London., London

    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: Artisterium: The Protest that Never Ends

    Dates: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012

    Venue: The Georgian National Museum of History, Tbilisi, Georgia

    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: THE GYUMRI BIENNALE

    Dates: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012

    Venue: Gyumri Academy of Art, Armenia., Armenia.

    "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: LAF 2012 (Larroque Arts Festival)

    Dates: July 27, 2012 - July 30, 2012

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Matt Roberts Gallery, London, 25b Vyner Street, London, E2 9GD

    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

    Venue: Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria

    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

    Venue: Brandys-nad-Laben, CZ, Brandys-nad-Laben near Prague, CZ

    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

    Venue: Galerie Cérna Línka, Brno, Brno, CZ

    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

    Venue: Fondació Joan & Pilar Mirò, Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca

    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

    Venue: GALERIE SKOLSKA, PRAGUE, Prague

    "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

    Venue: Galerie Novà Sín, Prague, Prague, CZ

    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

    Venue: Galerie Skolská, Prague, Prague, CZ

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Rues d'Eté Festival, Graulhet, Graulhet, SW France

    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

    Venue: Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria

    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.

    Event: Samkura

    Dates: May 1, 2011 - May 22, 2011

    Venue: AKOS Centre, Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia

    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

    Venue: MuMB, Hrad Spilberk, Brno, Spilberk 1, Brno, CZ

    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

    Venue: Galerie Sklenyny Louka, Brno, Brno, CZ

    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

    Venue: Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge Dublin Co. Dublin

    "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

    Venue: INCHEON BIENNALE, KOREA, INCHEON, KOREA


    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

    Venue: Galerie Mladych, Brno, Brno, CZ

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: THE BUSAN BIENNALE, KOREA, Busan, Korea


    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

    Venue: Cyprus College of Art Lempa, Eleftherias Street, Lempa, Cyprus

    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

    Venue: Tea Leaf Arts London, 106 Endwell Road, London, SE 4

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

    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

    Venue: Galerie Milana Zezuly, Brno, National Theatre, Brno, CZ.

    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

    Venue: Busan Environmental Art Fair, Busan, South Korea

    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).

    Event: SIGNAL-08'

    Dates: July 1, 2008 - July 15, 2008

    Venue: GALERIE SYPKA, VLKOV, VLKOV, CZ

    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: XTOL

    Dates: June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008

    Venue: Xiamen Art and Residency Centre, China, Xiamen, China; and Leeds, Trinity Church, UK

    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: The Olympic One Minutes

    Dates: June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008

    Venue: The Today Museum, Beijing, Beijing, China

    "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.

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: April 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008

    Venue: Cyprus College of Art Lempa, Eleftherias Street, Lempa, Cyprus

    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.

    Event: Watch!

    Dates: March 17, 2008 - April 13, 2008

    Venue: National Museum of Fine Art, Valletta, Valetta, Malta

    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

    Venue: Arts Centre, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

    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

    Venue: The Hope Gallery, London, London

    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

    Venue: Camelot Gallery, Cracow, Cracow, POL

    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

    Venue: Goëthe Institut Cracow, Cracow, POL

    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

    Venue: Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford

    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

    Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

    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

    Venue: Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice

    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

    Venue: Galeria Pryzmat, Cracow, Cracow, Poland

    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

    Venue: Deptford X, London, The Arches, Resolution Way, London

    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

    Venue: Venice Biennale, Isola della Giudecca 95, Venice, Italy

    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)

    Event: No 1

    Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002

    Venue: Galerie Mladych, Brno, Brno, CZ

    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: "Absences"

    Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002

    Venue: Czech Centre for Experimental Theatre, Zelny Trh, Brno, CZ

    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.

    Event: Hibrida

    Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002

    Venue: Czech Information Centre, Brno, Brno, CZ

    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: Artist's video Screenings

    Dates: July 1, 2002 - July 31, 2002

    Venue: The Prenelle Gallery, West India Dock, London

    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.

    Event: Hibrida

    Dates: April 1, 2002 - April 30, 2002

    Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

    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.

    Event: Bibliomania

    Dates: Feb. 15, 2002 - March 15, 2002

    Venue: New York Public Library, New York, USA

    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: Visual/Verbal

    Dates: Dec. 1, 1999 - Jan. 7, 2000

    Venue: Leeds University Gallery, Leeds University, UK

    Retrospective Exhibition celebrating 25 years of work by Kenneth Hay. Illustrated atalogue, "Visual Verbal" available.

    Event: Museum Magogo II

    Dates: Dec. 1, 1999 - Dec. 15, 1999

    Venue: Tripp Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

    Group exhibition, curated by Graham Ramsay and John Beagles, of work by Kenneth Hay, Tracey Emin et al.

    Event: Museum Magogo

    Dates: Oct. 2, 1999 - Oct. 30, 1999

    Venue: Glasgow Project Space, Glasgow, UK.

    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

    Venue: Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

    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

    Venue: Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK.

    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

    Venue: The Unfair, Berlin, Berlin, various sites

    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.

    Event: Multimedialni

    Dates: Sept. 30, 1996 - Oct. 5, 1996

    Venue: Masaryk University, Brno, CZ.

    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

    Venue: The Cornerhouse, Manchester

    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

    Venue: The Brahm Gallery, Alma Roada, Leeds, LS6 2AH,UK

    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

    Venue: Presentation House, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    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

    Venue: Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

    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

    Venue: Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, UK

    Annual exhibition of Yorkshire-based artists, including paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay

    Event: Bookies & Boxers

    Dates: March 1, 1994 - March 30, 1994

    Venue: The Manor House, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK

    Electronic book exhibition including "Untitled" by Kenneth Hay, animated/sound work.

    Event: Two Works

    Dates: March 1, 1994 - March 15, 1994

    Venue: The Clothworkers Hall, The University of Leeds, UK

    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: Electronic Book exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 1, 1993 - Sept. 15, 1993

    Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

    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

    Venue: Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, UK

    Group Exhibition of Yorkshire-base artists

    Event: Surface Tension

    Dates: Dec. 11, 1992 - Jan. 23, 1993

    Venue: Bryan O'Malley Museum & Library, Rotherham

    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

    Venue: Elizabethan Gallery, Wakefield Museum & Library

    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

    Venue: Farnley Country House, Farnley, West Yorkshire

    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: Kenneth Hay: Screenprints

    Dates: May 1, 1991 - May 15, 1991

    Venue: The Focus Centre for Applied Design, Halifax, UK

    Solo exhibition of screenprints by Kenneth Hay.Included "Checkpoint Charlie" and "Central Park at Dawn" included in this site.

    Event: Contemporary Realism

    Dates: May 1, 1991 - May 15, 1991

    Venue: Colin Jellicoe Gallery, 82 Portland Street, Manchester. M1 4QX

    Group exhibition of paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay, Clive Head and Stephen Whitehead, touring from Maidstone City Art Gallery & Museum.

    Event: Contemporary Realism

    Dates: Jan. 26, 1991 - March 24, 1991

    Venue: Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Maidstone, Kent

    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

    Venue: The Corn Exchange, Leeds, Calls Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BR

    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

    Venue: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

    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

    Venue: Haverfordwest City Library & Museum, Haverfordwest, Wales.

    Group exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Linda Norris, Stephen Whitehead, Robert Meyrick

    Event: Four into '85

    Dates: April 1, 1985 - May 1, 1985

    Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

    Group Exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Ceri Thomas, Stephen Whitehead and Sunil Chatraalia

    Event: Four Young Contempoaries

    Dates: April 1, 1985 - April 30, 1985

    Venue: Brecon Welsh Water Head Quarters, Brecon, Wales

    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

    Venue: The Pentonville Gallery, London

    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

    Venue: Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth

    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

    Venue: British Rail Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Train Station

    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

    Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

    Group Exhibition by students of the MA Visual Arts, UCW, Aberystwyth

    Event: Art Market '81

    Dates: June 1, 1981 - June 30, 1981

    Venue: Oriel 500, Aberysywyth

    Group Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Aberystwyth based artists.

    Event: Group Show

    Dates: May 1, 1980 - May 30, 1980

    Venue: Aberystwyth Museum & Art Gallery, Aberystwyth

    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

    Venue: El Diagonal, Barcelona

    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

    Venue: Inverness City Art Gallery & Museum, Inverness, Scotland

    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

    Venue: Leeds University Gallery, Leeds University, UK

    Group exhibition by students on the BA Fine Art, Leeds University.

    Event: Fine Art Group Exhibition

    Dates: May 1, 1973 - June 1, 1973

    Venue: Leeds University Gallery, Leeds University, UK

    Group exhibition of students at Leeds University, Department of Fine Art

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Education

1982 - 1985

UCW Aberystwyth

1980 - 1982

University College Wales, Aberystwyth

1978 - 1980

Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence

1973 - 1977

University of Leeds, UK


Awards

2012

British Council Travel Award

The British Council in Tbilisi, Georgia organised for me to travel to Tbilisi and show a series of the "Control Mechanisms" digital prints, plus install a site-specific floor installation of a RFID chip made of shredded paper in the colours of the Georgian Flag, as part of "Artisterium: The Protest that Never Ends", curated by Magda Gurulli. During the visit, I talked at the Georgian Academy of Arts and gave TV, radio and press interviews.

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2002

AHRB Research Award

A full-salary award for one year, enabling me to take a sabbatical leave from my job as Head of the Department of Fine Art at Leeds University, to work on the "Absences" project for the Centre for Experimental Theatre, Brno, CZ, and create work for the "RADAR:Connecting Europe" project for the Venice Biennale in 2003.

1996

Scottish Arts Council Award

Awarded jointly by the Scottish Arts Council and the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, to produce two digital-image billboards, for the Robert Burns Bicentennial celebrations, entitled: "Blowing up the Bard". The two 20 foot long billboards celebrating Burns as a spokesperson for Women's Rights and as a friend of the French Revolution and Scottish Independence, were located at Glasgow Queen Street Station, and Kilmarnock Bus Station during the commemorations of the Burns Bicentennial.

1984

Italian Ministry of Culture, Italian State Award.

Study abroad travel bursary from the Italian Institute for Culture, London, to enable me to spend three months in Rome researching at the Gramsci Institute on my Doctoral thesis.

1982

University of Wales Major Scholarship

The three year, full scholarship award was for my Doctoral Studies in Italian Aesthetics, enabling me to become the first Doctoral candidate in Visual Arts from the University of Wales.

1981

Welsh Arts Council 'Artist of the Month'

Welsh Arts Council. The award was for an exhibition in Aberystwyth at the Oriel 500 gallery to assist with production and framing costs.

1977

Greenshields Memorial Award

The Elizabeth T. Greenshields memorial Award for Painting, based in Montreal Quebec, is awarded annually for figurative art which meets their criteria. I was awarded this in November/December 1977, shortly after completing my studies at Leeds, and it enabled me to pursue my studies at the Accademia di Belle Art in Florence, Italy.

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Event: For the Love of Lempa

Dates: Sept. 23, 2017 - Oct. 7, 2017

Venue: Cyprus College of Art, Stass Paraskos Street, Lempa, Cyprus

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Cyprus College of Art, Stass Paraskos Street, Lempa, Cyprus

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Institute of Synthesis Design, Shinhan University, Seoul, Korea.

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Stockholm

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

Venue: SLUICE ART FAIR, LONDON, 47/49 Tanner Street.London

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

Venue: The Bulgarian Cultural Institute, London, Belgravia, London

OCTOBER 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

Venue: Coohaus Gallery, New York, 547 W. 27th St. #307 NY.

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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'.

Event: LDN-BCN

Dates: Nov. 10, 2012 - Nov. 22, 2012

Venue: Untitled BCN, Barcelona, Barcelona

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

Venue: Drawers Gallery, London., London

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: Artisterium: The Protest that Never Ends

Dates: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012

Venue: The Georgian National Museum of History, Tbilisi, Georgia

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: THE GYUMRI BIENNALE

Dates: Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 15, 2012

Venue: Gyumri Academy of Art, Armenia., Armenia.

"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: LAF 2012 (Larroque Arts Festival)

Dates: July 27, 2012 - July 30, 2012

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Matt Roberts Gallery, London, 25b Vyner Street, London, E2 9GD

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

Venue: Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria

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

Venue: Brandys-nad-Laben, CZ, Brandys-nad-Laben near Prague, CZ

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

Venue: Galerie Cérna Línka, Brno, Brno, CZ

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

Venue: Fondació Joan & Pilar Mirò, Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca

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

Venue: GALERIE SKOLSKA, PRAGUE, Prague

"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

Venue: Galerie Novà Sín, Prague, Prague, CZ

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

Venue: Galerie Skolská, Prague, Prague, CZ

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Rues d'Eté Festival, Graulhet, Graulhet, SW France

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

Venue: Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, Sofia Bulgaria

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.

Event: Samkura

Dates: May 1, 2011 - May 22, 2011

Venue: AKOS Centre, Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia

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

Venue: MuMB, Hrad Spilberk, Brno, Spilberk 1, Brno, CZ

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

Venue: Galerie Sklenyny Louka, Brno, Brno, CZ

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

Venue: Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge Dublin Co. Dublin

"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

Venue: INCHEON BIENNALE, KOREA, INCHEON, KOREA


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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

Venue: Galerie Mladych, Brno, Brno, CZ

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: THE BUSAN BIENNALE, KOREA, Busan, Korea


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

Venue: Cyprus College of Art Lempa, Eleftherias Street, Lempa, Cyprus

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

Venue: Tea Leaf Arts London, 106 Endwell Road, London, SE 4

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Galerie La Vieille Poste, Larroque, SW France

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

Venue: Galerie Milana Zezuly, Brno, National Theatre, Brno, CZ.

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

Venue: Busan Environmental Art Fair, Busan, South Korea

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).

Event: SIGNAL-08'

Dates: July 1, 2008 - July 15, 2008

Venue: GALERIE SYPKA, VLKOV, VLKOV, CZ

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: XTOL

Dates: June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008

Venue: Xiamen Art and Residency Centre, China, Xiamen, China; and Leeds, Trinity Church, UK

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: The Olympic One Minutes

Dates: June 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008

Venue: The Today Museum, Beijing, Beijing, China

"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.

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: April 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008

Venue: Cyprus College of Art Lempa, Eleftherias Street, Lempa, Cyprus

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.

Event: Watch!

Dates: March 17, 2008 - April 13, 2008

Venue: National Museum of Fine Art, Valletta, Valetta, Malta

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

Venue: Arts Centre, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Tainan, Taiwan

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

Venue: The Hope Gallery, London, London

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

Venue: Camelot Gallery, Cracow, Cracow, POL

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

Venue: Goëthe Institut Cracow, Cracow, POL

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

Venue: Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford

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

Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

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

Venue: Telecom Italia Future Centre, Venice

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

Venue: Galeria Pryzmat, Cracow, Cracow, Poland

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

Venue: Deptford X, London, The Arches, Resolution Way, London

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

Venue: Venice Biennale, Isola della Giudecca 95, Venice, Italy

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)

Event: No 1

Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002

Venue: Galerie Mladych, Brno, Brno, CZ

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: "Absences"

Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002

Venue: Czech Centre for Experimental Theatre, Zelny Trh, Brno, CZ

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.

Event: Hibrida

Dates: Oct. 15, 2002 - Nov. 15, 2002

Venue: Czech Information Centre, Brno, Brno, CZ

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: Artist's video Screenings

Dates: July 1, 2002 - July 31, 2002

Venue: The Prenelle Gallery, West India Dock, London

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.

Event: Hibrida

Dates: April 1, 2002 - April 30, 2002

Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

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.

Event: Bibliomania

Dates: Feb. 15, 2002 - March 15, 2002

Venue: New York Public Library, New York, USA

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: Visual/Verbal

Dates: Dec. 1, 1999 - Jan. 7, 2000

Venue: Leeds University Gallery, Leeds University, UK

Retrospective Exhibition celebrating 25 years of work by Kenneth Hay. Illustrated atalogue, "Visual Verbal" available.

Event: Museum Magogo II

Dates: Dec. 1, 1999 - Dec. 15, 1999

Venue: Tripp Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Group exhibition, curated by Graham Ramsay and John Beagles, of work by Kenneth Hay, Tracey Emin et al.

Event: Museum Magogo

Dates: Oct. 2, 1999 - Oct. 30, 1999

Venue: Glasgow Project Space, Glasgow, UK.

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

Venue: Living Arts Museum, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland

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

Venue: Byam Shaw School of Art, London, UK.

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

Venue: The Unfair, Berlin, Berlin, various sites

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.

Event: Multimedialni

Dates: Sept. 30, 1996 - Oct. 5, 1996

Venue: Masaryk University, Brno, CZ.

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

Venue: The Cornerhouse, Manchester

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

Venue: The Brahm Gallery, Alma Roada, Leeds, LS6 2AH,UK

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

Venue: Presentation House, Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

Venue: Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

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

Venue: Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, UK

Annual exhibition of Yorkshire-based artists, including paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay

Event: Bookies & Boxers

Dates: March 1, 1994 - March 30, 1994

Venue: The Manor House, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK

Electronic book exhibition including "Untitled" by Kenneth Hay, animated/sound work.

Event: Two Works

Dates: March 1, 1994 - March 15, 1994

Venue: The Clothworkers Hall, The University of Leeds, UK

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: Electronic Book exhibition

Dates: Sept. 1, 1993 - Sept. 15, 1993

Venue: Cartwright Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

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

Venue: Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, UK

Group Exhibition of Yorkshire-base artists

Event: Surface Tension

Dates: Dec. 11, 1992 - Jan. 23, 1993

Venue: Bryan O'Malley Museum & Library, Rotherham

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

Venue: Elizabethan Gallery, Wakefield Museum & Library

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

Venue: Farnley Country House, Farnley, West Yorkshire

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: Kenneth Hay: Screenprints

Dates: May 1, 1991 - May 15, 1991

Venue: The Focus Centre for Applied Design, Halifax, UK

Solo exhibition of screenprints by Kenneth Hay.Included "Checkpoint Charlie" and "Central Park at Dawn" included in this site.

Event: Contemporary Realism

Dates: May 1, 1991 - May 15, 1991

Venue: Colin Jellicoe Gallery, 82 Portland Street, Manchester. M1 4QX

Group exhibition of paintings and prints by Kenneth Hay, Clive Head and Stephen Whitehead, touring from Maidstone City Art Gallery & Museum.

Event: Contemporary Realism

Dates: Jan. 26, 1991 - March 24, 1991

Venue: Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Maidstone, Kent

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

Venue: The Corn Exchange, Leeds, Calls Lane, Leeds, LS1 7BR

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

Venue: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

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

Venue: Haverfordwest City Library & Museum, Haverfordwest, Wales.

Group exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Linda Norris, Stephen Whitehead, Robert Meyrick

Event: Four into '85

Dates: April 1, 1985 - May 1, 1985

Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Group Exhibition by Kenneth Hay, Ceri Thomas, Stephen Whitehead and Sunil Chatraalia

Event: Four Young Contempoaries

Dates: April 1, 1985 - April 30, 1985

Venue: Brecon Welsh Water Head Quarters, Brecon, Wales

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

Venue: The Pentonville Gallery, London

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

Venue: Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth

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

Venue: British Rail Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth Train Station

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

Venue: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Group Exhibition by students of the MA Visual Arts, UCW, Aberystwyth

Event: Art Market '81

Dates: June 1, 1981 - June 30, 1981

Venue: Oriel 500, Aberysywyth

Group Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Aberystwyth based artists.

Event: Group Show

Dates: May 1, 1980 - May 30, 1980

Venue: Aberystwyth Museum & Art Gallery, Aberystwyth

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

Venue: El Diagonal, Barcelona

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

Venue: Inverness City Art Gallery & Museum, Inverness, Scotland

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

Venue: Leeds University Gallery, Leeds University, UK

Group exhibition by students on the BA Fine Art, Leeds University.

Event: Fine Art Group Exhibition

Dates: May 1, 1973 - June 1, 1973

Venue: Leeds University Gallery, Leeds University, UK

Group exhibition of students at Leeds University, Department of Fine Art


 

Biography

Trained under Sir Lawrence Gowing in the 'Euston Road' style of direct observational painting, following Cézanne, and then under pupils of Renato Guttuso and Oscar Kokoschka at Florence Academy, my work often has a conceptual basis - an idea, a mathematical ratio, an historical theme, an experimental mode of depiction, a time-based technique, and then a long constructive process of analysing colour and drawing, piece by piece, until a harmony is reached.  Colour is of especial interest to me - it is the defining aspect of painting and I see everything as an arrangement of pure colours, some more or less saturated/bright than others, rather than believing in the existence of 'shadows'. Drawing is the structure which holds the colours in place, and which operates according to a different logic.  Every work is a new challenge, and the end result is never predicted. The work can go through many changes before it arrives at its final form, and consequently some of the paintings take many years to produce.
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.
Works are in many private collections and commissions/murals include British Rail and  The INTERPOL  HQ , Den Haag.



 
 
 
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