Hayley Newman – 'Performing Performance'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


26 Oct 2007
11:00 - 13:00



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Hayley Newman – 'Performing Performance'

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Hayley Newman
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Hayley Newman is "interested in performance and 'liveness'; what it means to be an artist and performer, chronicler, archivist, theorist and enthusiast." Her current interest is in 'Rubbernecking' - a word that describes the act of slowing down, craning the neck and straining to look - which involves her in a series of trips to places reported in the daily news. In this presentation Newman will talk about her own work, considering how Performance might be analysed through performative strategies such as re-performing, staging documents and other reflexive acts.

Hayley Newman studied at Middlesex University before gaining a Higher Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art. In 1995 she took up a DAAD scholarship in the class of Marina Abramović at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg after which she was awarded the Stanley Burton Practice-based Research Scholarship at the University of Leeds, completing her PhD in 2001. Currently a Graduate Tutor in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Newman has performed and exhibited widely and has had solo shows at Matt's Gallery, London, The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, The Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Publications include 'Performancemania' (2001) and 'The Daily Hayley' (2004) both published by Matt's Gallery, and 'MKVH' (fothcoming from Milton Keynes Gallery, 2007).  She lives and works in London and is represented by Matt's Gallery.

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.