Hayley Harrison

Hayley Harrison

An artist working with people, text, forgotten spaces and abandoned materials (human and non-human) to start unromanticised conversations about our connection to ‘nature’.


I am an artist working with people, text, forgotten spaces and abandoned materials (human and non-human) to start unromanticised conversations about our connection to ‘nature’.

Outcomes are intended for both human and non-human audiences — text-based videos projected onto landscapes; performances with pavement weeds. Site-specific installations (questions woven into discarded kindling sacks) are left in clearings to create ongoing conversations with plants and visiting human communities. These encounters are also re-appropriated into moving images and participatory performances and workshops.

Using human paraphernalia and technology (projected text made illegible by foliage) these dialogues explore the limitations of the human language and experience in relation to the more-than-human. Each encounter aims to amplify the space between language, seeking more integrated relationships that include self, ecosystems and each other.

I also work on collaborative projects with local communities (informed by themes within my practice) and I am an associate artist at Climate Museum.

Hayley is one of the members featuring their work as part of the ClimateCultures Quarantine Connection series. We shared her video, Progress, on Day 3 of the 40-day series. 
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