About Jonathan Hayter
Born 1959 woking, surrey. I am married and have one daughter 9 years old. I live and work as a professional artist in the uk.I am primarily a visual artist experimenting with multimedia performance-working with light and shadow on archetypal themes , as well as painting and drawing . Some of the work here is for sale please contact Jonathan directly if you are interested in any of the work. Finally, I also run excellent shadow puppet workshops for schools - please visit my website below for more details....
Berkshire College of Art+Design 1978-1982 Graphic design.University of BristolTheology and Religious BA course. 1998Performance highlights; Animated Exeter 2005, phoenix theatre `Moontime` multimedia shadow, dance, video, music.Jonathan Hayterwebsite: www.figureofspeech.org.uk email: email@example.comTel: 0117 952 1711 mobile: 0775 99 43 938 As an established puppeteer with extensive experience in performance, intergenerational, education and multicultural community work, I am currently seeking projects which will allow me to develop my person centred approach in the belief that every individual in a workshop situation has the potential to reach their own creative goal.ProfileFounder member of Figure of Speech, a cross artform company with a focus on puppetry, that producing performances and workshops exploring ideas and creativity through light and shadow.Possesses highly developed creative skills and the capacity to apply these in a range of cultural settings, from inner city Glasgow and Bristol to rural South Wales.Experienced in working with diverse communities, including school children, minority ethnic groups, special needs pupils and public workshops.Has worked with the Asian Arts Agency for the Asian communities through workshops based on Ramayana.Successful collaborative projects undertaken with dancers, musicians, and video artists. Strong administrator and forward planner who deliver projects within agreed timescales.Possesses CRB Enhanced Disclosure Status from Wiltshire PAWS scheme 2006 and Bristol 2003.Selected ExperienceSpecial performancesPhoenix Arts and media centre Exeter 2005Performance of `Moontime` and `Rama` as part of `Animated Exeter 2005` Bath Fringe Festival and Bath International Puppet Festival2004Performances of Moontime in collaboration with video, animation, dance and music artistsWorld Peace Day, Bristol2004Performance of RamaCreative Expo 04, Bristol2004Shared exhibition of shadow puppetry, plus performances of Rama in two day event Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Theatre, Bristol2001Two light shows exploring Hindu archetypes with original music. Ashton Court Community Festival 2002Presentation of the multimedia shadow puppet show `Rama` in the `blackout` marquee.WorkshopsEistedfodd 20042004Multimedia and shadow puppet workshops on Welsh folktales and faeriesCommonwealth and Empire Museum, Bristol2004Three days of interactive workshops in shadow puppetryBeech House Intergenerational Project, Oldbury on Severn School2003Workshops using dance, movement and shadow puppetry, leading to multimedia performance based on novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Wapley Court (residential home) and Abbotswood Primary School, Yate200310-week intergenerational project with residents and Year 4 children, with puppet-making and dance workshops leading to a final performance based on the Tudors.Royal Hospital for Sick Children2002Shadow and movement workshops, with dancer Jim Brown, for children on wards, based on novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.Shadow Puppet Nativity, Fovant, Wiltshire2000Workshops run with Andy Baker, of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, for local children, leading to performance in Parish Church. Funded by Wiltshire PAWS scheme.Bristol City Museum1999Workshops based on the Egyptian Book of the Dead.Schools projectsSouth Wales Intercultural Arts2004Workshops with year 5 special needs children leading to public performanceGwent Ethnic Multicultural Support Services (GEMSS)2003Shadow puppet and ICT project in secondary and primary schools across South Wales, using theme of pilgrimage. Workshops led to final shadow puppet performances. Abertillery Comprehensive, South Wales2003Year 9 students developed a multimedia performance, The Aztec Pilgrimage, from trip to RA exhibition. Llanellen primary school ResidencyFairy stories and Indian myths- 6 week residency working with pupils leading to multimedia Performances supported by GEMSS 2002Gwent Ethnic Multicultural Support Services (GEMSS)2001-02Year 3,4,5,6 students in 10 primary schools explored the Hindu Ramayana and gods and goddesses through interactive shadow puppet workshops.EmploymentFounder, Actor, Puppeteer, Figure of Speech, Glasgow1993-dateRelocated to Cambridge in 1995 and then Bristol in 1996Assistant Puppeteer, Garret Mask and Puppet Centre, Otago St, Glasgow1988-89Co-founder, Actor, Puppeteer, Hamstrings company1987TEFL tutor, Halkidiki, Greece1985-86Graphic Designer, Quarry Bank Mill industrial museum, Styal, Cheshire1983-84Education and trainingI year on BA in Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol1999Access to Higher Education, City of Bristol College1999Marionette Design and Construction Masterclass w
2013 `THE DARK ROOMS ` SHOW ,HELSTON,CURATED BY JESSES LEROY SMITH . JUNE 2013 `MINESCAPES ` -EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS , PRINTS AND DRAWINGS RELATING TO CORNISH MINING AND POST -INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES @HEARTLANDS MINE HERITAGE CENTRE , CORNWALL UK.OCTOBER 2008 `GODS AND DEMONS` EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE @ THE TOBACCO FACTORY BRISTOL - SHADOW PUPPETRY -RELATING TO RECENT WORK I HAVE FEATURED IN DAVID Currells Book `SHADOW PUPPETS AND SHADOW PLAY Crowood , 2007 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Puppets-Play-David-Currell/dp/1861269242
`GODS AND DEMONS` EXHIBITION @BRISTOL`S TOBACCO FACTORY OCTOBER 2008-FEATURING THE PUPPETS AND IMAGERY FEATURED IN DAVID CURRELL`S BOOK `SHADOW PUPPETS AND SHADOWPLAY` CROWOOD PRESS 2007....