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Tony Hayward


  • Tony Hayward
  • Area

    School of Arts & Humanities


    Visiting Tutor

  • Tony Hayward is a Visiting Lecturer in Jewellery & Metal at the Royal College of Art. He has taught on the RCA Jewellery & Metal Programme since 2007.

  • Biography

  • Born in 1954 in London, Tony Hayward is a curator, artist–publisher and fine artist. He lectures on Made In India, a unique collection of over 300 items and artefacts that are examples of designer–making from the Indian sub-continent. The collection of toys, automata and small manufactured items today represents some of the fast-disappearing aspects of craft and design in India. Yet the collection serves to inspire and inform representing the innovative re-use and reinvention of materials such as misprinted tin to recycled metal.

    Tony Hayward completed a BA in Fine Art at Saint Martin’s School of Art (1972–75) and studied on the Ceramics MA programme at the RCA (1983–85). He has taught on numerous Art & Design courses, including Saint Martin’s School of Art (1975–82 and 1987–92, the Foundation Course at Winchester School of Art (1996–2003) and 3D Design at Camberwell College of Art (2009 onwards).

     His work is in various private and public collections including Unilever and The British Council. Recent exhibitions include Double Take, Marsden Woo Gallery, London (2010), The Power of Making, V&A (2011), Setting the Scene, Marsden Woo Gallery (2013), New Landscapes in Craft, Craft Study Centre, Farnham (2013), Selected By curated by Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine, Limoncello, London (2014) and Many A Slip Marsden Woo Gallery (2015). 

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  • External collaborations

  • V&A (2010): Design Camp education collaborations Jump to It and Lift with V&A/Tony Hayward/Peter Marigold and other artists, London

    Hampshire Sculpture Trust and Discovery Centre, Winchester (2010): Heft Tony Hayward curated a show of 15 international artists in collaboration with the Trust, Winchester

    Barbican Gallery (2009): Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture education collaboration with Barbican/Tony Hayward/Peter Marigold; Empty Your Pockets, London

    Small Publishers Fair (2009): collaboration with Research Group Artists Publications, London

    Eglin, Phil (2009): collaboration on book design and publication Eglins’ Etchings London

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Selected work