Graham Hay

Biography

Graham Hay has been developing, exhibiting and sharing his sculpture work and techniques for two decades. Hay creates and fires paper clay sculptures, and up to 4 tonne carve compressed, paper sculptures. He has given over 220 lectures, workshops and demonstrations in a dozen countries. These include co-leading the first international paper clay symposia in Hungary, US and Norway. As an artist he has participated in over 150 exhibitions in a dozen countries and his work has been included in textbooks and public collections in many of these countries.

Solo Exhibitions

2008
Morality, Mortality and Art, Moores Building Art Gallery, Fremantle.

Morality, Mortality and Art, Moores Building Art Gallery, Fremantle.

2006
The Paperclay Practise, National Collage of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

The Paperclay Practise, National Collage of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

1999
Solo, Mura Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

Solo, Mura Gallery, Sydney, NSW.

Group Exhibitions

2016
International Biennial: Argentina (Curator: Maria Elena Beneito)

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Primer Premio/1st Prize: ceramics)

2015
Sculpture by the Sea (selected), Cottesloe Beach, WA.

Sculpture by the Sea (selected), Cottesloe Beach, WA.

2014
Dublin Biennial (Curator: Maggie Magee) (invited/selected), Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin Biennial (Curator: Maggie Magee) (invited/selected), Dublin, Ireland.

2014
HERE & NOW 14 (Emma Mahanay Bitmead)(selected) Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, WA.

HERE & NOW 14 (Emma Mahanay Bitmead)(selected) Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, WA.

2013
Florence Biennale (Artistc Director: Roland Bellini)(Selected), Tuscany, Italy.

Florence Biennale (Artistc Director: Roland Bellini)(Selected), Tuscany, Italy.

2013
Spring Fever, Suncoast Clayworkers, QLD.

Spring Fever, Suncoast Clayworkers, QLD.

2012
UNFOLD(Curator: Sally McKittrick) (Invited), fortyfivedownstairs gallery, VIC.

UNFOLD(Curator: Sally McKittrick) (Invited), fortyfivedownstairs gallery, VIC.

2012
Nina Hole: Friends and Fire-mates: (Invited), Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark.

Nina Hole: Friends and Fire-mates: (Invited), Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark.

2011
Sustainable ceramic art and design (Curator Dr. Jeoung-Ah Kim)(Invited), SWEDEN.

Sustainable ceramic art and design (Curator Dr. Jeoung-Ah Kim)(Invited), SWEDEN.

2010
Paperclay Today (invitation), Aliso Creek, Laguna Beach, California, USA.

Paperclay Today (invitation), Aliso Creek, Laguna Beach, California, USA.

2009
Paperartzi'09 (Selected), NewArts(Inc) + City of Albany, Town Hall, WA.

Paperartzi'09 (Selected), NewArts(Inc) + City of Albany, Town Hall, WA.

2009
Beyond the Nullarbor (selected), Gallery Adagio Glebe, Sydney, NSW.

Beyond the Nullarbor (selected), Gallery Adagio Glebe, Sydney, NSW.

2008
Redeeming the ruin (Curator: Wendy Garden)(select) (touring) Swan Hill, Latrobe, Horsham. and Mornington-Peninsula Regional Galleries, Shepparton Art

Redeeming the ruin (Curator: Wendy Garden)(select) (touring) Swan Hill, Latrobe, Horsham. and Mornington-Peninsula Regional Galleries, Shepparton Art Gallery, Banyule Arts Space, VIC.

2008
Form Gallery (selected), Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ.

Form Gallery (selected), Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ.

2007
Phrygia (invited), Eskisehir Anadolu University, Turkey.

Phrygia (invited), Eskisehir Anadolu University, Turkey.

2007
40 Contemporary Artists (Curator: Joanna Nicholls)(invited), COCA., Christchurch, NZ.

2006
Paper Works Ino (1st Internat.),(select),Gallery Copa / Paper Museum, Japan.

Paper Works Ino (1st Internat.),(select),Gallery Copa / Paper Museum, Japan.

Awards

2007
Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

2006
Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

2004
Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

2003
Highly Commended (collab. with Carol Rowling), Mindari Keys Art Awards.

Highly Commended (collab. with Carol Rowling), Mindari Keys Art Awards.

2002
Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

2002
New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts.

New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts.

2001
Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

Artflight Grant, Department of Culture and the Arts, WA.

2001
Scuplture Award (collab. with Carol Rowling), City of Wanneroo

Scuplture Award (collab. with Carol Rowling), City of Wanneroo

2000
Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, NAVA and Australia Council.

Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, NAVA and Australia Council.

2000
Craftmark Accreditation, Craft Australia.

Craftmark Accreditation, Craft Australia.

Collections

Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA.

Ceramic Collection, National Collage of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

City of Mandurah, WA.

G Fink, MCG Collection, Minneapolis, (Commission via NY Curator), USA.

Museion, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.

Museum of Contemporary Arts, Eskisehir Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

Museum of International Ceramic Art, Grimmerhus, Denmark.

Panevezys Civic Art Gallery, Lithuania.

State Library of WA, Northbridge, WA.

Town of Vincent, Leederville, WA.

Commissions

2014 - 2015
Four outdoor compressed paper and spoke sculptural seats, Tranby College.

2011
Ceramic Sculpture Easter performance and gift, Penrhos College.

2009
2m high Paper, and wall mount pencils, State Library of WA, Northbridge.

2008
200kg paper sculpture, Artbound, Southbound Festival, Busselton.

2008
5 x 2m high living sculpture, Southern Forest Sculpture Walk, Northcliffe.

2008
Mural, Ada De Leeuw Barrister & Solicitor.

2007
500kg outdoor paper sculpture, Southbound Festival, Busselton

2006
22 paper sculptures, Corporate Art.

2005 - 2006
112 ceramic sculptures, Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, South Kingscliff, NSW.

2001
2 public functional sculptures for Oxford Reserve, Town of Vincent.

Publications

2013
Gault, R., Paperclay: Art and Practice, Bloomsbury, UK.

Gault, R., Paperclay: Art and Practice, Bloomsbury, UK.

2002
Gentenaar, P.(Ed),Tijdloos papier, Wim Findhammer, Holland.

Gentenaar, P.(Ed),Tijdloos papier, Wim Findhammer, Holland.

2013
Hooson, D., Quinn, A., The Workshop Guide to Ceramics, Barron’s, UK.

Hooson, D., Quinn, A., The Workshop Guide to Ceramics, Barron’s, UK.

2003
Mattison, S., The Complete Potter, Quarto Publishing, UK.

Mattison, S., The Complete Potter, Quarto Publishing, UK.

2002
Peterson, S., Working with Clay (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall, USA.

Peterson, S., Working with Clay (2nd Ed.), Prentice Hall, USA.

2007
Scott, M., The Potter’s Bible: An essential illustrated.., A&C Black, London, UK.

Scott, M., The Potter’s Bible: An essential illustrated.., A&C Black, London, UK.

2011
Sloman, P., (Ed), Book Art: Iconic Sculptures...Installations, Gestalte, Germany.

Sloman, P., (Ed), Book Art: Iconic Sculptures...Installations, Gestalte, Germany.

2010
Snyder, J.B., Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing, USA.

Snyder, J.B., Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing, USA.

2008
Tardio-Brise, L., La terre-papier, techniques et création, Eyrolles, Paris France.

Tardio-Brise, L., La terre-papier, techniques et création, Eyrolles, Paris France.

2001
Thomas, J. & Jackson, P., On Paper: New paper art, Merrell, UK.

Thomas, J. & Jackson, P., On Paper: New paper art, Merrell, UK.

Artist Statement

Credo: No artist is an island. Since Neolithic times we developed materials, devices, structures, values, rites, and social structures that enable dozens, and now millions of us to coexist peacefully. Sculpture provides a way to meditation on our relations and how we sustain our formal, informal and non-physical connections.