Sarah Hayes Brief History
1990-1992 Attended Sir John Deanes Sixth Form College 4 A'levels inc Art.
1992-93 Art Foundation @ Blacon Arts College.
1995-1998 Fine Art Degree @ Southampton Institute 1996-7 studied @ The Accademia in Venice Italy.
1998- Commissions for Kew Gardens leading to coverage in Cheshire Life, National and local press.
1999- 3 Month residencie as Willow artist in Vale Royal followed by private commissions for large gardens and show gardens at the RHS show in London. Work in various exhibitions around the North West. Featured on television programme 'Young, Gifted and Broke'.
2000- Millennium artist for Cheshire County Council conducting school workshops and displaying work in the Cheshire County Council Art Gallery. Artist in residence post @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Produce large scale willow sculptures and costumes for Millennium Street parades in Manchester.
2001- Continued Artist in Residence jobs for Cheshire County Council, Knowsley, Manchester, Liverpool and South Birmingham City Councils.
2002- Residencies continue, commissions include Osboune House on the Isle of Wight, RHS Show London, Tatton Park and Chelsea Flower show.
2003- Increased work with Country Parks and Wildlife trust, residencies continue over the North West working on personal work and with age range 4-104. Work on a collaborative project with Winwick Psychiatric Hospital high security patients, Bridgewater High School sixth form and Appleton Young Offenders.
2004-2007 Residencies continue. Appointed as artist in residence @ The Tattenhall Centre Tattenhall Cheshire, Work continues at Cheshire c.c. gallery. Plans submitted for work @ Westminster Abbey in London. One year residency @ Leighton Park Primary school in Crewe from
September 2007.Commisions include herd of dear for Royal London Insurance in Wilmslow, life size animal zoo and farmyard animals for the Countess of Chester hospital . Mare and foul for The Contess of Chester Hospital.
September 2008. Residency continues @ Leighton Primary School, Gallery Officer position for Cheshire C.C. continues, Invited to Germany by The Guerta Institute and German Embassy to deliver art workshops in Hanover, further workshops influenced by the visit to be funded by the Guerta Institute in Cheshire schools. Begin to develop cross curricula learning especially with languages. Conduct workshops @ Cheshire County Council language conference. Work closely with the Guerta Institute in Germany and discuss ways German can be intergrated into art at European language conference. Continue with willow and school workshops as well as private comissions.
2009 Continued work at the Cheshire Gallery and at Leighton Primary School, featured on teachers Tv. Art workshops in the Northwest continue in schools and at community events. Six huge Marie Antoinette heads created for Cheshire Gallery as part of Cheshire schools in Italy. Begin involvement with Habitats and Hillforts organisation, and run a series of one day willow workshops creating a herd of deer along the Sandstone ridge.