NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Clinton Hayden

Clinton Hayden is a queer contemporary artist based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria, who works at the intersections of technology, identity, and cultural heritage. A proud Wiradjuri man originally from Orange, NSW, Hayden brings a unique standpoint to contemporary art. With a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) from the ANU School of Art and a Master of Fine Art with Distinction from RMIT School of Art, he’s deeply invested in traditional and modern forms of artistic production methods. Hayden’s artwork explores the complexities of belonging, identity and the human condition using a diverse toolkit, including polaroids, photography, AI-generated images, drawings, and bricolage. His most recent project employs AI to adapt the visual language of iconic figures in queer culture, such as Tom of Finland, to include Aboriginal representation – a space from which it has often been excluded. This multifaceted approach prompts essential discussions about visibility, inclusivity, and the intersections of different identities. Hayden’s art is an open invitation to engage with the diverse and interconnected challenges surrounding dignity, identity, and representation in a rapidly evolving society.

Works

clintonlhayden_dalungal

dalungal 2023. Handworked archival print on Hahnemühle German Etching. 22 x 28 cm.

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