I am delighted to announce that I have been chosen as ‘Artist in residence’ for the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum of London for 2012. The residency will begin in September and run until March 2013.
During this time I will be working from a studio within the Sackler Centre at the museum, developing four new hybrid costume design aesthetics, drawing from the collections at the V&A. These aesthetics are being created specifically for Science-Fiction genre design.
The final two months of this residency will involve the making of a science-fiction short film, through the V&A, involving members of the film industry and public. I may also be available to work on one external feature film during this time. For more information, click HERE
For twelve years, hayley has worked as a costume designer for film, theatre and more, always working to create the perfect characterization and look of a film through costume.
Fascinated by unusual architecture and contemporary metalwork, for over a decade Hayley has been blending her love of rich historical costume with contemporary design to create new hybrid aesthetics. Originally from Australia, hayley has been Based in the UK since 2005. To date, she has worked in Australia, England, Wales, Italy, Hungary, Scotland, France and Greece.
Hayley grew up in Tasmania (Australia) with an early interest in period costume history and science fiction, both influencing her heavily. With a strong costume cutting and making background, many of the productions she designs have a high percentage of costumes custom made for purpose. Having a strong knowledge of costume history and construction, she also works frequently in historical costume.
Colour remains a central focus of Hayley's work. A controlled and rich colour palette can define a production as strongly as the aesthetics themselves. Balance through asymmetry and the use of hard curves also define Hayley's more stylized work.
With strong experience in both period costume and contemporary, Hayley continues to work on varied projects, with a strong emphasis on new creative design for the future while reflecting the richness of the past.
Images and Footage of past work can be seen in project galleries, via the gallery page.