b.1991, Sussex, UK
Based in Sheffield, UK
S1 Artspace, The Scottish Queen, 21-24 South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield, S2 5QX
Instagram: @vjhayv @toughmatter @dontlookbutt
TRYING, Goldtapped, Newcastle, preview Thursday 26th April 5-7pm, 27.4.18 - 12.5.18
2018 Malevolent eldritch shrieking, attercliffe TM, sheffield, march-may 2018
2017 Blowing a Gail, curated by Womanstanley, Old Town House, Warrington
2015 Treat Yo Self, curated by It’s All Tropical, Bloc Projects, Sheffield
2014 Three Act Structure, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
£1 Fish, curated by It’s All Tropical, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
2013 The Confluence Project, CADS, Sheffield
2012 PRISM 13, Hutton’s Building, Sheffield
Recipient of the SIA Gallery Award in 2013
Tough Matter - As of January this year I co-founded a platform for discussion and collaboration across visual arts and music with fellow artist Ashley Holmes called ‘Tough Matter’. The project aims to create a discourse between these outlets through a number of strands, for example our ‘POSTER’ series - a commission for a selected artist to create two new prints, a playlist and a live AV event, bi-monthly NTS radio shows and the ‘PHOTO’ series, where artists are tasked with filling a disposable camera with the results displayed online in all their unedited glory. www.toughmatter.co.uk
CUTS - a multi-sensory archive documenting the internal and external factors that shapes the lives of a group of women over an initial period of three years, using the prompt of a haircut to initiate an exchange of some sort.
dontlookbutt – an online gallery of an irreverent drawing project where I combine blind contoured portraits with comical titles. Please see instagram @dontlookbutt.