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Hayley Lock - The Open College of the Arts

Hayley Lock

I am a practicing artist and lecturer based in East Anglia. I graduated in 1989 from Goldsmiths College, University of London having studied Fine Art Textiles and hold an MA from Colchester Institute in Contemporary Art and Professional Practice.

Incorporating drawing, collage, painting, sculpture, sound, film, performance and the written word my practice attempts to capture conversational dialogues across parallel time frames, identities and locations. Often restaging found and imagined conversations and constructed histories I appropriate, reimagine and mirror back a pseudo fantastical world where visions are commonplace and imagination is rife, revealing a dark world in perpetual crisis.

I am currently working with and under hypnosis in an attempt to re-engage with my practice as an altered self, looking at where the unconscious meets the conscious creating new systemic structures of belief. I am working on films, sound works and ceramics that try to encapsulate moments of the visual that occurred as an altered self, using taste, touch and smell as well as the synaesthetic experience that I experienced whilst under hypnosis. I am interested in working across disciplines to inform my practice. Performances have taken place in front of an audience of the British Psychological Society at Senate House, London, Test Space, Spike Island in Bristol and Home in Manchester.

I am also a sessional lecturer in Contextual Studies at Ravensbourne in London and have taught Drawing, Visual Studies, Contemporary Art Practice and Fine Art both in FE and HE Institutions across the UK including Short courses at West Dean College in Sussex.


My work can be viewed on my websitewww.hayleylock.org as well as axisweb, Saatchi online and I am a sporadic blogger reflecting my momentary thoughts at countsandnuonces.blogspot.co.uk

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