Hayley Field

Lives & works in Suffolk, UK 


My work hovers between specificity and openness. It represents  intense, personal responses to observations, memories or events. I find a great challenge and joy in painting - mixing loose brushwork with fine detail and considerable re-working, often surfacing isolated figures and shapes. 


My collaborative practice allows me to share my interest in process and legacy through an exploration of twentieth century women artists. I am currently working with fellow artist Jacqueline Utley to explore the life and work of Kathleen Walne (1915 - 2011).

I have worked extensively in participatory arts as a practitioner and manager. I am currently Co-Director of Suffolk Artlink. 


2018/20 Kathleen Walne

2017/18 Step Up

2017/18 Red Studio Enquiry

2014/15 Obscure Secure

Grants & Awards 

2019 Creative Retreat, Britten Pears Foundation

2017 Arts Council England, Red Studio Enquiry

2016 Firstsite Collector's Bursary Award

2015 a-n Review Bursary Award, Obscure Secure 

2014 Arts Council England, Obscure Secure

2014 WW Solo Award runner up


2020 Colour, The Cut, online

2020 Studio Works, The Cut, Suffolk

2019 Just One More Thing, Asylum Studios, Suffolk

2019 This is not an oak tree, Ipswich

2019 Women 100, Ipswich Art Gallery

2018 Annual Ipswich Biennial, Ipswich

2018 Step Up, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

2016 Sad But True, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich

2015 Foule Parlement, Rye Creative Centre, Sussex

2015 Obscure Secure, Studio 1.1, London

2014 Obscure Secure, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

2014 This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, London

2013 Art Britannia, Art Basel, Miami

2013 Summer Saloon, Lion & Lamb, London

2013 Creekside Open, London

2011 The Cut Arts Centre, Suffolk

2011 Creekside Open, London

2009 Ipswich Town Hall Galleries Open, Suffolk

2008 Eastern Open, Kings Lynn, Norfolk


BA (hons) Fine Art, Chelsea School of Art

MA Video, Middlesex University


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