Hayley West

Hayley explores the realities of grief through personal experiences and artistic practice.

Hayley West is an artist and death literacy advocate with a socially engaged practice. Hayley West’s practice relates to a lived awareness of death and memorial, working with sculpture, video, performance and installation.

As an artist working in the public realm, Hayley believes in empowering the community by sharing practical knowledge through exchange and generosity. Her practice spans over 20 years of research, exhibitions and international residencies.

Hayley is a Death Literacy Advocate, a member of the Natural Death Advocacy Network, on the board of the Castlemaine Cemetery Trust and has co-hosted Death Cafés since 2014 in the Blue Mountains, Canberra, Senegal and Castlemaine.

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