18th September – 5th October 2019
Shaun Hayes creates work using imagery taken from toys, pop culture and found traditional ceramic figurines. Cutting up, exchanging, adding and altering elements to create narrative sculptures often with an unearthly and mysterious quality.
This most recent body of work, cements nostalgic imagery from childhood in the timeless medium of ceramics, using discarded toys and rearranging them to reawaken a sense of lost wonder and mystery. His works juxtapose classical ceramic iconography with childhood toys and throw away plastic objects, using creative play to spark imagination through fantasy, humour and skill.