Andrea Hayes works from her home studio in Cookstown, County Tyrone and has won numerous textile art awards and exhibited throughout Ireland. She draws inspiration from the vast array of textures, colours and dramatic skylines of the Irish landscape. Each piece is a unique collage created in Andrea’s distinctive style; hand painted, layered with appliquéd hand dyed fabrics, metallic flakes and threads and delicately finished with embroidery.Andrea Hayes is a textile artist based in Co.Tyrone,N.Ireland who uses a unique combination of textiles, painting and metal elements in her work.
Andrea Hayes is a Textile Artist based in Co.Tyrone, N.Ireland who uses a unique combination of Textiles, painting and metallic elements in her work. A graduate from the National College of Art and Design Dublin, Andrea gained a first class hons degree in 2004. Her arts practise was set up in 2006, creating and selling artworks and was placed in the prestigious Craft NI business start up programme “Making it” 2006-2008.
Andrea showcases her work through a small number of galleries and design outlets and has exhibited her work through a number of selected exhibitions.
Artworks include a range of small scale framed and mounted textile pieces which are all indiviudally made by hand. The variety of colourway created with hand dyed fabrics, intricate stitching and metallic highlights of copper have become a recognisable features in her work.
Larger scale mixed media pieces have been developed over the years inwhich Andrea uses her textile and painting skills onto an aluminium base to create these one off exhibition artworks.
Andrea works to commission regularly and has produced commissions for both private and public spaces. She works as a part time arts & crafts community lecturer and facilitates art workshops for private groups,councils , both in specialist textile art crafts and general arts and crafts.
137a Orritor Road
Appointment only, please contact in advance to arrange a time
Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre
Craft NI Gallery.Belfast
In Klover. Hillsborough & Moira
Siopa an Carn.Maghera.Co.L/Derry
Walled City Crafters.L/Derry
Exhibition in October 2021 at In Klover, Moira