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Dr Hayley Newman
Slade School of Fine Art
Gower Street
Tel: 020 7679 2331 Ext: 32331
  • Reader of Fine Art
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

I was born in Guildford, Surrey and received a BA (hons) at Middlesex University before gaining a Higher Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Slade School. In 1995 I took up a DAAD scholarship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, after which I was awarded the Stanley Burton research scholarship at the University of Leeds, completing one of the first practice-based PhDs in Fine Art in 2001. I started teaching at the Slade School in 2011 and am co-ordinator of the practice-led PhD option within the department.

I am currently interested in working with students open to developing their work in the following areas: performance, performativity, music, artists' writing, climate change and transdisciplinary and practice-based research.

Research Themes
Research Summary

I am interested in performance and performativity, documentary practices, humour, subjectivity and fiction. My commitment to working creatively around the current economic, social and ecological crises forged The Gluts (Hayley Newman, Gina Birch and Kaffe Matthews) and our eco-electro musical Café Carbon which we took to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. For Café Carbon we wrote songs about food and climate. The Gluts are on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user9406355

My pre-Occupy novella Common, written as Self-Appointed Artist-in-Residence in the City of London over the summer of 2011, was published by Copy Press in 2013. In Common I wrote about the economic crisis from within; as it was happening on the streets of the Square Mile. Alongside fantastical imaginings and writings from the heart, the book documents the crash in global markets caused by the downgrading of American debt, turbulence in the Eurozone and the riots that started in London before spreading across Britain. 

Since 2011 I have been making a series of works about faces and building facades, including Histoire Economique, frottage renderings of the fronts of banks in the City of London and Domestique, a series of used dishcloths embroidered with faces. I am am currently engaged with a related writing project that looks at the fragment, subjectivity, memory, faces and building facades. 

I was recently an Art360 award holder. Art360 is an independent charity set up to empower artists and estates to manage, protect and make their work accessible. 

Teaching Summary

The Slade appointed me in 2011 to help set up the new practice-led PhD option within the school.

I have supervised 9 doctoral students to completion and have examined 9 PhD candidates. 

As primary supervisor:

  • Sarah Fortais, "Defining cool through a bricoleur's studio practice" (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 2018) 
  • Lawrence Sullivan, "Towards a philosophy of instant rhythm and generative theory," (Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, 2012)  
  • Aaron Mcpeake, "Nibbling at Clouds: the visual artist encounters adventitious blindness," (Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, 2012) 
As secondary supervisor:
  • Yva Yung, " Let it simmer over summer: an artist's journey, pause and composition," (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 2016) 
  • Kate Pelling, "Select Reject Reconfigure: Editing Speech in Artists' Direct Address to Camera (Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, 2016 [Primary Supervisor until 2015])  
  •  Aaron Murphy, "Inviting Synchronicity," (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 2015) 
  • Jenny Lu, "Between Homes - Examining the notion of the Unheimlich in Art Practice and it's Relationship to Post-Colonial Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Society," (Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, 2008) 
  • Celia Pearce, "Playing Ehtnography: A study of emergent behaviour in online games and virtual worlds," (Central Saint Martins, UAL, 2006)
As tertiary supervisor:

  • Theresia Peng "An Exploration of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and its Art: a Potential Resource for Contemporary Spiritual and Art Practice,"  (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, 2013) 
SEP-2011 Part-time Lecturer Fine Art The Slade School of Fine Art, United Kingdom
2011 – 2015 Reader (0.2) Research Chelsea College of Art and Design, United Kingdom
2009 – 2011 Reader (0.6) Research Chelsea College of Art and Design, United Kingdom
2005 – 2006 Research Tutor in Sculpture Sculpture Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
2005 – 2008 Graduate Tutor Research Chelsea College of Art and Design, United Kingdom
1998 – 2005 Senior Lecturer Fine Art Media Chelsea College of Art and Design, United Kingdom
1997 – 1998 Associate Lecturer Fine Art Media Chelsea College of Art and Design, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2001 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Fine Art University of Leeds
1994 HDFA Higher Diploma in Fine Art – Fine Art Media University College London
1992 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Fine Art Middlesex University
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