Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Karaoke Bedlam in QLD

ah brisvegas, what a hoot! the APT, MAAP & IMA events and openings, the continous champagne with straws, the avocado sushi performance, the trains... endless amusement!

Dear Hayley,
Thank you for auditioning for the Australian youth choir. Unfortunately, at this time your application has been unsuccessful. We had an overwhelming response at auditions, and there were hundreds of high quality applicants, but unfortunately only one position was to be offered. Your performance was promising, and with continued practice, we believe that one day you will be one of the lucky children to tour with us. We would like to encourage you to audition with us again in the future, and keep in mind it is extremely rare for us to accept a child on first audition. Membership of the choir is a very competitive and challenging role, and unfortunately this time you were not quite up to scratch. Thank you, and good luck with all of your future endeavours.
spat+loogie (on behalf of AYC)

Tuesday, 26 September 2006

kieren & hayley

Watch This Space Inc. & DVAA Inc. - a Tour de Force!!

photos from 'Alternative Endings' BELOW.

Monday, 25 September 2006

Alternative Endings

an exhibition by Hayley West & Tobias Richardson
Watch This SPACE Inc. (Alice Springs) Sept 22 – Oct 13, 2006

Alternative Endings is a culmination of works created during the 2005-06 trip to Burma, and back home in Australia. The works recontectualise materials and experiences from this country.

photos by Kieren Sanderson

click here to see the HAPPY WORLD video
a film by Tobias Richardson & Hayley West

Monday, 31 July 2006


Rozzi George and myself made site specific works with materials found in an old chinese restaurant in Parap which hasn't been operational for five years. the restaurant was called 'Tai Hung Tol' or 'High Death Toll' by the locals. It's now an occasional band venue called 'Kung Fu Sing'.
July 22,29 & August 5,12 - 2006

Monday, 1 May 2006

a taste

some favourites from the 3x3=6 collaboration/exchange
3x3=6 degrees of separation




Monday, 3 April 2006

3x3=6 degrees of separation

photo by tara gilbee

3x3=6 degrees of separation
April Exchange -

An art exchange experiment project by 'the space in between' artist group. Artists Hayley West and Tara Gilbee are exchanging images for a month in order to explore the space in between. Each week loading an image for each other to work from and extract through 6 degrees of separation. At the end of the 6 days of extraction another image will be posted for the next cycle and then the process begins again.

*this work is part of an exhibition/exchange/forum at Allan's Walk ARI, Bendigo VIC (May 2006) and at Darwin Visual Arts Assoc.Inc. ARI, Darwin NT (May 2007)*

Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Thursday, 16 February 2006

Tuesday, 14 February 2006

fusion strength '05 - singapore/darwin

24 HR Art - NT Centre for Contemporary Art.
September 16 - October 22, 2005
A collaborative performance was executed on Saturday 24 September (then we went to my house to watch the AFL grand final!)

Fusion Strength aimed to explore collaboration as a tool for generating contemporary creative art projects. For two weeks the gallery became a chaotic experience: a workspace, a performance space, a studio, a lab and a gathering spot to interact, intervene, and perform in.

Curated by Juliana Yasin. Artists: Jason Lim (Sing), Lina Adams (Sing), Juliana Yasin (Sing), Lucas Ilhein (Syd), Elka Kerkhofs (Dwn), and Hayley West (Dwn).

Fusion Strength 2005

Monday, 13 February 2006

am i there yet? - Perth

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
Drawn Out curated by Hannah Mathews
July 2005

am i there yet? - Darwin

see the video of the work in progress
Am I There Yet? in the studio

24HR Art
April 2005
Photos by Fiona Morrison

Am I There Yet? is a sculptural installation; 250 metres of thin paper with a single black pen line retracing the journey from Melbourne to Darwin. Each 10 metre roll is connected by a small piece of red thread. As well as a physical piece, ‘Am I There Yet?’ was also a performative piece, the act of drawing becoming a meditative, emotional experience.

Sunday, 12 February 2006

Darwin Festival - window of opportunity

Sink - Hayley West
inflatable pool, wet-ex, thread

Public Perception - Tobias Richardson
inflatable pool, photocopy machine, fountain

empty shop front, Darwin CBD, July 2005

Saturday, 11 February 2006

'Dear Claire, Love Sonia'

A page of a found letter is hand stitched with red thread onto found shirts. The letter and shirts were discovered in a residential house in Taipei. The P/S is rewritten in the artist’s own handwriting, printed as postcards for the public to take away, and send away.

Linden – St.Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, St.Kilda
August 2004

Friday, 10 February 2006

'Absence of Presence'

Orange industrial tape is attached to a tree’s branch hanging to the tops of heads of a group of (now absent) people; engraved sinkers at the end of each length identify a person’s height and first name.

Sculpture in the Park
Civic Park, Darwin July 2004

Monday, 6 February 2006

older works relevant to current practice

'Inbetween for Romancin'
Ten love letters rewritten in red ink and cut into concertina form. Pen torches provided for detailed reading.
RMIT, Melbourne 1999

' Write me, Love Ray'
glass slides with fractured letter in circles.
Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy 2002