Tony Hayward is a professionally-trained sculptor who shows nationally and internationally. His work is three-dimensional assemblage and often uses recycled materials.
His work is in leading public and private collections including the British Council and Unilever plc.
Trained at St Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art he teaches at Foundation and Degree level and has many years experience of running workshops for Primary and Secondary classes, supporting topics for Key Stages 1, 2 & 3.
He runs educational workshops in leading museums throughout the UK, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Hove Museum and Art Gallery, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, Oldham Museum and Art Gallery, Ipswich Museum, The Winchester Gallery and Southern Arts Touring. He has also delivered papers to conferences at the Victoria & Albert Museum and Oxford University.
In 2005 he was artist-in-residence in Solothurn, Switzerland where he ran educational workshops with the Fine Art Museum and various schools.
As well as a practising sculptor, Tony travels every year to India and has formed a unique collection of Indian utilitarian objects such as jugs, kerosene lamps and a wonderful collection of Indian moving toys. These and other objects are often used in conjunction with teaching and play a vital role in contextualising ideas that arise out of the practical workshops.
His workshops are tailor-made for every school. He can work with one group per day on an extended project or, with two groups each for half a day or five shorter one hour sessions – all are available.
Tony Hayward's work and Indian Collection