Glen Hayward is known for his sculptures of everyday, mass-produced items. Carved from wood and painted exactly as they were as found objects, they masquerade as the real. Hayward completed his doctoral dissertation at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2005.
Recent solo shows include: I don’t want you to worry about me I have met some Beautiful People, City Gallery Wellington and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu (2013); Mirrorworld, McCahon house open studio, Auckland Arts Festival (2011); For want of a nail, Tauranga Art Gallery (2011); The Island of Wen, Alties Spitel, Solothurn, Switzerland (2011): and Live Transmission, Starkwhite, Auckland (2009). Group shows include: The Obstinate object, curators Aaron Lister and Abbey Cunnae, City Gallery, Wellington (2012); Collected fictions, curators Kim Paton and Gareth Williams, Waikato Art Museum (2012); Debuilding, curator Justin Paton, Christchurch City Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu,Christchurch (2011); Song of the woods, curator Greg Donson, Sarjeant Gallery Wanganui (2011); Call Waiting, curator Alexa Johnston, Auckland City Art Gallery (NEW), Auckland (2010); F is for fake, curator Emma Bugden Te Tuhi, Pakuranga (2009); Woodwork, 5 Artists working in wood, curated by Greg Donson, Sarjeant Galley, Wanganui (2008); Reboot, The Jim and Mary Barr Collection, curator Justin Paton, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery and Wellington City Gallery (2006-2007); and Vanishing point: representing the invisible, curators Jim Barr & Mary Barr, Starkwhite, Auckland (2005).
Recent Awards and Residencies include Four plinths sculpture project Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Wellington Sculpture Trust award for Rita used to grow her own vegetables (2012); Rita Angus Fellow (2012); McCahon House Residency, Titirangi (2011); and Kaipara Foundation Award, Switzerland Residency, Wallace Art Awards, Auckland (2011). For more information about Glen and his work contact the Gallery. Born 1974, Wanganui – he currently lives and works in Whanganui New Zealand.