Hayley Tompkins (b. 1971, Leighton, Buzzard) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include A Piece of Eight, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2011); Autobuilding, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2009);and Transfer (with Sue Tompkins) Spike Island, Bristol (2007). Her work was included in Watercolour, at Tate Britain, London (2011).
Currents, by Glasgow-based artist Hayley Tompkins, was an installation built around arrangements of clothing, digital colour photographs and adjusted ready-mades.
Using pieces of fabric alongside technological devices and other painted material, the work sought to embody an interaction with the immediate environment, working through thoughts, actions and desires.
Alongside the work, a new publication covering Tompkins’ work has published. Designed by Marit Münzberg, the book is published by Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and contains essays by Daniel Baumann, Pati Hertling and a conversation with artist Karla Black.
Supported by Russell Tovey. With special thanks to The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.
Hayley Tompkins, Currents, 2011. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Credit Andy Keate.