Heather Hayward is an artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. She works between various techniques, drawing, installation and video. Hayward has exhibited work in City Gallery Wellington, Enjoy Gallery (Wellington) the Waikato Museum of Art and History and was a finalist in the 2013 and 2014 Parkin Drawing Prize. She was artist in residence at St Mary's art retreat centre, Nevada in 2014. She has also worked as Art Director/ Department on several films including Ellen is Leaving (SXSW winner 2013) and Queenie (world premiere SXSW 2014)
"As a New Zealander, living in a country that is geographically the 'last stop' before Antarctica, I like to employ modes and methods of travel and exploration; walking, flying, maps, the internet, photography.
I like video work for its ability to capture moments that occur naturally. These moments are often far more interesting and complex than anything that I could ever imagine, conjure or fabricate. It also allows me to express an idea without making yet another object. Video work is light and free and travels effortlessly." - HH
2017 Parkin Drawing Prize, Wellington
2016 Hidden City (solo), Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington
2015 National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum
2013 How to Fall, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington