Bio & CV

Hayley West's research relates directly to death and memorial through sculpture, video, performance and installation. She is involved in the Natural Burial and Death Café movement. March 2017 sees the launch of The Departure - a death shop/studio/gallery in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

Selected Exhibitions:
Solo Shows:
2017    Dear Darkness -c3 Contemporary Artspace & Abbotsford Convent Crypt, Melbourne VIC
2016    Remnants of the dead and demands on the living, ANCA, Canberra ACT
            and Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW
2015    I Remember You -Art Not Apart Festival, Canberra ACT
2014    1 million years -Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin NT
2012    Get Us Out of Here -c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne VIC
2010    After the Gold Rush -Grant Pirrie Gallery window space, Sydney NSW
            Diversion -Platform RBWH, Museum of Brisbane public art commission, Brisbane QLD
2009    Vestigial Loss -DEAF Space, DVAA Darwin NT
2008    Tidy Town - Paris project -Cité Internationale des Arts Studio, Paris, France
            Can -Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin NT
2007    Interpositions performance/exchange stall -Darwin Festival/24HR Art, Darwin NT
            The Landlord -24HR Art, The Box Set, Darwin NT
2006    Alternative Endings -Watch This SPACE Inc., Alice Springs, NT
            One month ago... -Gallery Sometimes, Darwin NT
2005    Am I there yet? -24HR Art, Darwin NT
2004    Dear Claire, Love Sonia -Linden Gallery St.Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, St.Kilda VIC

Group Shows:
2016    Alternative Destinations -Newstead Artspace, Castlemaine State Festival VIC, curated by T.Gilbee
2015    North West -North Contemporary Art Space, Sydney NSW, curated by B.Gruner
            DEATH -Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW, curated by T.Bailey
            Portal to K-Town -MAP Blue Mountains, curated by C.Healy & S.Cordeiro 
            Magenta -WEST Project Space NSW, curated by B.Geyer
2013    She’s a Pearler (30 year anniversary) -DVAA, Darwin & Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts Centre, NT 
2012    Art of the Nomad  –CHAN Contemporary Art Space, Darwin NT, curated by DVAA
2011    immemorial –CHAN, Darwin NT, curated by S.Eland, S.Dartanto, N.Roldan
           Territory Time –CHAN Contemporary Art Space, Darwin NT, curated by S.Zhou
2009    immemorial -Roommate & iCAN, Jogjakarta, curated by S.Eland & S.Dartanto 
           The Gleaners -DEAF Space DVAA, Darwin NT, curated by H.West & T.Richardson
           The Black Show -c3 Contemporary Artspace, Melbourne VIC, curated by A.Thirlwell
           The Space in Between Book Project -Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery NSW, curated by T.Gilbee
2008   exist in o8, International Live Art Event -Brisbane QLD (Judith Wright Centre & 
           Metro Arts) & Toowoomba (USQ Artsworx), curated by Z.Trow & R.Cunningham
           Bangun – Abandon Project -Lost Generation Space, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
           The Space in Between Book Project -Bendigo Regional Art Gallery VIC, curated by T.Gilbee 
2007    Airing Out -Charles Darwin University Gallery, Darwin NT, curated by T.Kennedy
           The Space in Between -VCA M.Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne VIC, curated by T.Gilbee
           3x3=6° of Separation -DVAA, Darwin NT, curated by H.West & T.Gilbee         
2006   Inner Landscapes -PCP, Perth WA, curated by Y.Pickett & C.Gomersall
           3x3=6° of Separation -Allans Walk ARI, Bendigo VIC, H.West & T.Gilbee    
           Drawing Show II -g&A Studios, Sydney NSW, curated by g&A committee
           Lobstar -Collaboration with R.George, Tai Hung Tol Restaurant Parap, Darwin Festival NT
2005   Fusion Strength 2005 -Singapore/Darwin -NCCA, Darwin NT, curated by J.Yasin
           Window of Opportunity -Collaboration with T.Richardson, Darwin Festival NT      
           Distant Noises -Collaboration with (late) [ant mrav], Manly Art Gallery &  Museum NSW, curated        
           by Print Council of Australia Inc.
           Drawn Out - a drawing project -PICA, Perth WA, curated by H.Mathews
           Dismantle -DVAA, NT Writer’s Festival, Darwin NT, curated by Z.Olsen
2004   Sculpture in the Park -Civic Park, Darwin Festival NT
           Compendium -ICON Museum of Art, Deakin University Burwood VIC, curated by M.Copley    

2014    Waaw Studios, Saint-Louis, Senegal
2010    ACME Studios, London UK; Australia Council for the Arts
2008    Cité Internationale des Arts Studio, Paris France; Art Gallery of NSW
            Hill End Artists in Residence Program; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery NSW
2007    Lost Generation Space Artist in Residence Program, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Grants & Awards:
2013-15  Australian Post-Graduate Scholarship (APA): Charles Darwin University 
2009       Finalist, 1st Video Performance Video Festival Marseille, France
               Finalist, Togart NT Contemporary Art Award exhibition, Parliament House, Darwin
2008       Ian Potter Cultural Trust Travel Grant: Ian Potter Foundation
               Janet Holmes à Court Grant: National Association for the Visual Arts
               Arts Development Grant: Arts NT, NT Arts Grant Program
2007       Professional Development Grant: Arts NT, NT Arts Grant Program
               Finalist, Togart NT Contemporary Art Award exhibition, Parliament House, Darwin
2006       Professional Development Grant: Arts NT, NT Arts Grant Program
               Presentation & Promotion Grant: Arts NT, NT Arts Grant Program
               Quick Response Grant: Arts NT, NT Regional Arts Funding
2004       New Work Emerging Artists Grant: Australia Council for the Arts

2013-15   Masters by Research candidate, Charles Darwin University, NT
1996-98   Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Melbourne city campus) VIC
                Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree - sculpture major
1991-93   Royal Melbourne Inst. of Technology TAFE (Melbourne city campus) VIC
                Associate Diploma of Technology - furniture major

Related information:
2015        Research Assistant 'Caring at end of life' project, Western Sydney University
2014-15   Pecha Kucha presenter; Death Café Blue Mountains co-host & host
2014        Sculpture at Scenicworld exhibition guide
2013        Cultural Revolution & My Choice interviews, Blue Mountains radio
2008-10   NT correspondent, Art Notes, Art Monthly Australia magazine
2009        Administrator, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin NT
                Interview on (NAVA) website & YouTube Channel
                NT correspondent, Australian Art Collector magazine
2008-09   Project Officer/Research Assistant, CDU Creative Tropical City Project
2008        Coordinator of CDU Key Forum for the Garma Festival, NE Arnhem Land, NT
2007        Volunteer Service Officer Coordinator position at the Australian Pavilions, Venice
                Biennale Italy, Australia Council
2006-08   Articles published in NAVA newsletter, unmagazine, Art Monthly and Free Press 
2004-07   Administrator/Coordinator of DVAA, Artist Run Initiative, Darwin

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