Hayleigh Longman is a photographic artist and curator working in London. Hayleigh uses photography to open a dialogue, to collect stories tied to people and place which explore the duality of human strength and fragility. Uncovering ways to visually approach subjects of a sensitive personal nature, considering elements of play and performance within human existence. She recently completed new work around anxiety during the pandemic as part of a commission from the Wellcome Trust (2020) and became as Associate Lecturer at Hertfordshire University.
- The shed was our spaceshipThe shed was our spaceship, exhibited at the Holden Gallery in Manchester for the 2018 degree show. Awarded the graduated award from RedEye Photographic Network. The work was then exhibited in Arles as part of a group show called 'Route' and then as part of Photohastings, Brighton Photo Festival in 2018. Hayleigh's careful way of observing encourages abstraction in her work. Hayleigh shares her life and the things that are important to her in a way people can understand, creating narratives
- Our North, Open Eye Gallery 2018A collaborative exhibition of photography led by young people from Sefton and Runcorn, exploring the fashion, heritage, and identity of the 'North' today. Featuring work from Stephanie Wynne, Sefton Youth Voice, Power in Partnership, Andy Yates, Hayleigh Longman and Scott Charlesworth. Heritage Lottery Fund supported the project Our North to give young people the opportunity to work alongside artists, researchers, and curators. Hayleigh Longman's independent brief as part of her Silver Art
- Haarlem Artspace Residency & Commission 2019Hayleigh Longman took part in a residency at Haarlem Artspace in May 2019. ‘Collectivism’ was a four-day residency and one-day conference bringing people together for an exchange of ideas on the themes of collectivism, resilience, and collaboration. The one-day conference Resilience through Collectivism was the second Derbyshire Creative Heritage conference and was in partnership with Junction Arts. Following on from the residency I was invited to curate the Art studios for the Wirksworth Fe
- Temporary Darkroom Project: Artist residency 2018Hayleigh took part in a year-long residency producing work around the home in a home-made built darkroom inside of Rachal Burn's bathroom. Artists were invited to make work around the idea of domestic themes, each having scheduled days in the space to print. Leading to an exhibition held at The Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester and became part of a publication. Hayleigh's response to the project evolved around the daily ritual of making her bed. "The bed that I once laid came from a personal h
- Winds of Change, Culture Shifts Programme 2017-2018Winds of Change brings together a series of collaboratively devised and produced photographs, which reflects these women's lives and activism for their local area. The Solo Show took place at Kirkby Art Gallery from 18th of September 2017 - 13th January 2018. Followed by a group show at Open Eye Gallery in October. Hayleigh Longman was the first assistant to Tony Mallon, Liverpool based photographic artist. Both worked closely in collaboration with a group of older women in Northwood in Kirk
- SIXTEEN X S2AU 7th February - 19th March 2020Sorry 2 Annoy U (S2AU) are a newly developed youth led collective based at Photofsuion, which aims to create a space for young people to find a creative community, while learning how to develop their skills as artists, curators and practitioners. S2AU were invited by Photofusion to curate the SIXTEEN show for the final leg of the tour. Young people growing up in London, we feel passionate about representing the identity of young people from all areas of society. Our collaboration with SIXTEEN
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- Southbank Centre - Violet NightsIn the age of Kardashian callouts, blackface and DIY art culture, the internet has never been a more important platform. Online communities like Black Twitter have carved a space for political discourse on the web and our voices are finally being heard. With ‘woke’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary (definition: staying aware of social and political injustices happening in the today), we’ve seen it, we’ve heard it, we’ve sung it. We are asking how the digital age of Tweets, gifs and hashtags
Operations AssistantMaverick Projects
London, United KingdomFreelance
"She is a very reliable and trustworthy person and I have only ever experienced positive character attributes. She is an excellent person to work with and this is clearly shown in the fact that she was very much liked by all of our colleagues and clients at Maverick Projects. She has shown me that she is responsible, mature and organised with the ability to interact with a wide cross-section of people."
Assistant CuratorPeckham 24
- London, United KingdomFreelance
Peckham 24 is a not-for-profit festival co-founded by artist Jo Dennis and curator Vivienne Gamble in 2016. The festival started as a grassroots collaboration between artists, curators and art spaces in Peckham.
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