28 April - 24 June 2007
Hayley Newman is one of Britain’s leading performance artists. She is represented in the Arts Council Collection by a range of work from two series: Connotations - Performance Images 1994-1998 (1998) and Connotations II (2002). Newman's work builds on the rich heritage of performance art since the 1960s and explores the relationship between a performance and its documentation. She uses video, photography and text to document a range of quirky and often humorous performances that may or may not have taken place.
1) Hayley Newman I Spy Surveillance Fly, 1998, colour r-type photograph mounted on aluminium
2) Hayley Newman: You Blew My Mind, 1998, black and white photograph mounted on aluminium.
Both photographs: Casey Orr. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London, © the artists 2007.