About Me

Mary Hayes is a practising fine artist based in Nottingham, UK.
Her practice is based on print work, light work and painting.


Light Night Nottingham was February 8th 2019  I was there with David Wilson Clarke, at St Mary’s Church in the Lacemarket

The new work created for 2019 had the theme of Plastic in our Oceans and was a prototype. It was print on layers of plastic presented in a 3D form. Some people thought it was liquid, it had some UV sensitive paint and was lit by a black light.

 

Plastic ocean

2018 was a busy year. I went to Bristol and did a one day course in lino with Kerry Day, a great artist. I prepared work for the RA and was asked to send the real work to the gallery but they didn’t include it in the final exhibition.  This was followed by preparation for an artist exchange with Honfleur and Harrington Mill. My prints all reflected the state of the environment and were duplicitous – each one was an image of one thing pretending to be another.  The exhibition in Honfleur took place in April. 

I also had a print selected for an exhibition in Athens.  In May I was asked to do printing with a garden roller at Lady Bay Art Festival, which I chose to do with Trish Brown. I think everyone who attended had great fun!  Also in May I exhibited with Sue Dunn at The Lace Market Theatre Gallery and at the Nottingham Society of Artists with Rufford Art Society. 

In June I exhibited at Parallax Art Fair and in July at Bassetlaw Museum in Retford with Rufford Art Society.  In late August I exhibited with the IN8 group at Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery in Nottingham. 

My work was selected for the Nottingham University Autumn Exhibition and Harrington Mill Open Studios in October.  IN8 group also had work about Suffragettes exhibited at Heanor Town Hall in November, my work was about the women who worked in munition factories.  Also in November I had work selected for the Fronteer Open Exhibition in Sheffield.  

 

Lady Bay Printing with a Garden Roller

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APPLE DAY WOOLSTHORPE MANOR WORKSHOP

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Harrington Mill Open Studios

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Red Print Holder

red postcard holder

Exhibition Poster for Rufford Art Society

Retford Poster

LIGHT NIGHT NOTTINGHAM 2015

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LIGHT NIGHT NOTTINGHAM 2016

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LIGHT NIGHT NOTTINGHAM 2015

Looking through

Lady Bay Arts Festival

Lady Bay Arts Festival - Mary Hayes (2)

Lady Bay Arts Festival

Lady Bay Arts Festival - Mary Hayes (4)

LADY BAY ARTS FESTIVAL NOTTINGHAM

Lady Bay Arts Festival - Mary Hayes (6)

Site Specific - Gardener's Surprise (1)

Site Specific - Gardener's Surprise (1)

Remagen Art Festival

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Site Specific - Gardener's Surprise (3)

Site Specific - Gardener's Surprise (3)

Boundaries Exhibition

Boundaries Exhibition

Lady bay arts festival 2013- Details

Lady bay arts festival 2013- Details

Lady bay arts festival 2013 - Cover

Lady bay arts festival 2013- Cover

Lady Bay Exhibition 2013

Lady Bay Exhibition 2013