Cameron Hayes

b. 1969

Densely layered, monumental paintings reveal recurring themes within Cameron Hayes’ oeuvre drawn from unabashed, uncomfortable observations of Australian identities; searches for a collective and individual self; stories of fear, violence, lies, absurdity, acid humour, with hidden flickers of empathy. Hayes’ first major solo exhibition was held in 2000 by Australian Galleries. The artist has been a finalist numerous times in The Blake Prize, Moet and Chandon fellowship and touring exhibition 1994 and 1995, plus the John Sulman Art Prize in 1995, 1998, 2014 and 2015.

Cameron Hayes is represented in Australia by Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney and Ronald Feldman Galleries, New York.

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In Blog

Cameron Hayes – Artist Profile

Image above: Cameron Hayes  In the South Pole the explorers were so afraid of not having enough food for winter …

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Cameron Hayes’ Paintings Speak of Human Frailty and Insecurity

Image above: Cameron Hayes  She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop  2020-21  oil on …

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Cameron Hayes – Blake Prize 2021

Image above: Cameron Hayes  Angry angels help Adam with the first dictionary  2020  oil on canvas  198 x 254 cm …

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Deborah Williams, Martin King and Phillip Edwards – finalists in Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

Image above: Deborah Williams The air smells different 2023 aquatint intalgio 53×39.5cm Congratulations to Deborah Williams, Martin King and Phillip …

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Salvatore Zofrea – ‘From the Collection: Jagath Dheerasekara & Salvatore Zofrea’ at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Image above: Salvatore Zofrea Catching fire-flies in summer from the series Appassionata: one hundred woodcuts no.15. 1994–1999  Jelutong woodblock  40 …

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Collection in focus: Golburn Regional Gallery

Image above: Collection in focus exhibition image from Golburn Regional Gallery Collection in focus: Golburn Regional Gallery 5 July — …

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Jenny Rodgerson & Peter Wegner – Finalists in The Lester Prize 2024

Above image details: Jenny Rodgerson Mum’s orange cardigan  2024 oil on linen 60 x 40 cm Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson and …

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti From Balpatta X 2024 145 x 150 cm pigment oil and marble dust on fresco Congratulations to Holly …

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2024 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image above (left to right): Graeme Drendel Portrait of Rick  2024 oil on canvas 41 x 31 cm | Michelle Hiscock …

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Janet Luxton – Finalist in the Artists for Conservation International Exhibition

Image above:  Janet Luxton  Giant Australian Cuttlefish  2021  oil on canvas  120x160cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton who has had two …

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Wayne Eager – Interview in Studio National

Above image: Wayne Eager, Allegory I  2023 oil on linen 95 x 133 cm Wayne Eager was interviewed by Janet …

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Omina Art Prize Finalists – Kate Hudson, Martin King, Robin Stewart and Marina Strocchi

Image above: Marina Strocchi The vineyards of Madden’s Lane 2023 acrylic on linen 122 x 152 cm Congratulations to Kate …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Ravenswood Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler – Milne for being selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Art Prize 2024 for her …

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