Stephen Haley


Publications Authored By The Artist (Selected)

“Last Call, Please” catalogue essay for Anna Madelenine exhibition, One Last Call, Kathleen Syme Library/Carlton Connected and ClimART, Carlton, Melbourne

“Art and Science’ Curators’ Essay for Synthesis, VCA and the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, 2016

“Drawing on Movement”, Catallogue for Laura Woodward exhibition Writhe, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, 2015

“Kate Shaw: Amping up the Magic Hour”, Artlink, Vol 31 no4, December 2011 pp36-39

“Codecs”, Catalogue essay, for Peter Macdonald Codecs, Sims Reed Gallery, London, UK Oct-Nov 2010

“One Second, More”; Catalogue and Essay, Nellie Castan Publishing, Melbourne, Australia 2010

“Amid Time and Light – David Thomas”, Show, ed. Jenny Gillam, Eugene Hanson, Enzyme Publishing, Auckland New Zealand, 2009 Chapter 19 pp 67 - 70

Place into Space, Book of images and text, Nellie Castan Gallery/Blurb Publishing, Melbourne, 2008

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“Another Reflection”, Bureau, DAW, Kate and McInnes, Vikki (eds), VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2008

“Flow Slow”, Catalogue essay for Darren Wardle Modular Liberites, Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney Dec, 2008

“Double Exposure: Post-Photographic Practice”, Photofile, No 84, Australian Centre for Contemporary Photography, July 2008

“Through a glass, brightly”, Catalogue Essay, Holotypes, Sam Leach, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, 2008

“Deep Flat: The Paintings of Dale Hickey”, Catalogue essay, Dale Hickey: Life in a Box, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne 2008

“David Harley: Moving Pictures”, Catalogue Essay, David Harley/Painting Works, NKV Gallery, NKV/Herausgever, Weisbaden, Germany 2008

“Unfinished & Uncontained”, Catalogue Essay, Craig Easton exhibitions, Container and Finish, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane and Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne 2007

“Drawing to a Beginning: The Drawings of Jon Cattapan”, Catalogue Essay Jon Cattapan: Journal Forms and Carbon Groups, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW 2006

“Constellations”, Catalogue Essay, Jan Murray, Constellations, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne 2006

“An Interview with Percy Parr-Ire”, Catalogue Essay for In Modern Memory, Blindside Gallery Melbourne. September 2006

“Starship Potemkin”, artist pages, Catalogue for Resistance is Futile exhibition, VCA Gallery, Melbourne, 2006

“A reflection, on glass.”, Catalogue Essay, Dena Kahan: Looking through Glass, 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne, 2006

“The Gatherer”, Catalogue essay, Lorraine Connelly-Northey: Gathering, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, September, Melbourne, 2005

“Tissued”, Catalogue Essay, Penelope Davis exhibition: Tissue Issue, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, 2005

“Three Colours”, Art Monthly, October issue, No 174, 2004, review of Three colours: Gordon Bennett and Peter Robinson” at Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne.

“The Polish Game Boy”, Un Magazine, Vol 2, September issue, 2004 review of Bernhard Sachs exhibition, The Polish Game, Ocular Lab, August 2004

“Cyberlyric”, catalogue Essay for David Harley exhibition Fill, VCA Academy Gallery, Gulag Publishing, June,  2004

“Tokyo Shopping Mix”, Artlink, Vol 24 #2,  June, 2004

“Duration of Light”, Catalogue Essay for David Thomas Duration of Light, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne, 2004

“Transparent Things”, Catalogue Essay for Penelope Davis exhibition, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, 2003

“Painting and Paintings” Catalogue essay in Wonder Works, David Thomas, Connie Dietzhold Gallery, Sydney, NSW & Cologne , Germany, 2003

Lo-Cal Locale, Catalogue Essay, Darren Wardle Exhibition, Lo-cal, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney, 2003

“The New ACCA”, Artlink, Summer Issue, December, 2002

“Noxious Laughing Gas”, Catalogue Essay for Noxious Laughing Gas Exhibition, VCA Gallery, 26June – 6 July, 2002

“ARCO Art Fair, Madrid”, VCA News: Issue 1, 2002, VCA

“The Idea of Exhibiting Art”, Places of Risk and Rupture, The Public Galleries Association of Victoria Annual Conference 2001, October 4 –5 , The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 2001. Public Galleries Association of Victoria, Melbourne, Vol2, Issue 4, December 2001

“Tokyo Awaits” Craft Council Bulletin, September 2001, Vol.9 no #2.

“Structures of Possibility: The Art of John Dunkley-Smith”, Like, Art Magazine, Feature Article, Summer 2001.

“Over Painting”, Like, Art Magazine, Review, Winter, 2001

Catalogue Essay, Fast Lane Exit, Graduating Year Exhibition Catalogue, Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, December 2000

“GST opinions”, InSite, Museums Australia( Victoria) Newsletter, Aug – Sept, 2000

“RE: Search”, catalogue essay, Search: Selected Works, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Nov. 1999.

“An E-Mail from Tokyo” Dialogue: Civic, No.12, December, 1999

“Failure”, Dialogue: Failure, No. 10,December 1998.

“Here, The Word, Hear the Word”, catalogue essay, Jon Campbell exhibition, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. 1998.

“Painting Text”, Dialogue: Words for Type, No. 5, July 1997.

“Letting the Cat Out of the Bag”, exhibition catalogue essay for Merrin Eirth’s Ironic Absence and the Feline Self, La Trobe Street Gallery, July 1997.

“Humour and Art”, catalogue essay for Whim, Linden Gallery, September 1997.

“Bee.Eye.Tea.See.Aitch.”, Current Document, Issue Five, Bitch, p.3, October, 1997

“Splinters”, Catalogue Essay for Christ I’m Pissed Off, Stop 22/Fringe Arts, Melbourne, Nov.1997.

“See Spot Run”, catalogue essay, Next Wave Festival Visual Arts Catalogue, p. 38, May 1996.

“See Spot Run”, catalogue essay, See Spot Run, Temple Studios, May, 1996.

Current Document : Art/Text/Art, Issue 4,October, 1996.

“Public Art”, Dialogue: Negotiating Public Space, No.4, December, 1996.

“Some Beauty Tips”, Current Document:  Issue Two, Art Beauty and Pleasure, p.14, August, 1995.

“Potholes on the Super-Highway”, Current Document, Art and Technologies, Issue Three, p.4, December, 1995.

“Arrangements”, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Fan, Winter Edition, Melbourne, 1994.

“Paintings by Holt and Seward”, at Westspace, Art Fan, Spring Edition, Melbourne, 1994.

Current  Document  (Co-editor) quarterly discussion paper by artists of all mediums. Published on the Internet and in local hard copy, Issue One, “Quality”, December, 1994.

“Towards a Quality Definition”, Current Document  Issue One, December, p22, 1994

Publications on the Artist

LEWIS, Jeff Global Media Apocalypse Pleasure, violence and the cultural imaginings of doom, Palgrave Macmillian, UK, 2012 (Book cover image)

NELSON, Robert “Curators broaden our horizons: The year in Review”, The Age, Thursday December 27, 2012 p13

SOUMILAS, Diane (Ed) Stephen Haley: Somewhere About Now, Survey Exhibition Catalogue, with feature essay by Kelly GELLATLY “Virtually There”, Glen Eira City Council, Melbourne 2012

JACKSON, Davina & SIMPSON, Richard (eds) City: Digital Earth/Virtual Nations/Date Cities: Connecting Global Cultures for Environmental Planning, D-City, Sydney, 2012. p159

MADELEINE, Anna “Stephen Haley: Somewhere about now”, Art Almanac, October 2012 Feature Article, Next Media, Sydney,2012  pp 48-9

RAINFORTH, Dylan “Contemporary Mirrored”, The Age, newspaper review, Wednesday September 25, 2012, p17

RAINFORTH, Dylan “Stephen Haley: Somewhere About Now”, Art Guide, online feature article,  last accessed 27 Oct 2012

BACKHOUSE, Megan “Stephen Haley: Somewhere About Now.”The Age, Oct 6, 2012

DAVIES, Suzanne (Ed.) 2112: Imagining the Future, Catalogue, RMIT Gallery, RMIT December 2011, feature essay,: WILLIAMS, Linda; “Contemporary Art as Futuristic Fiction – All that is Solid melts into Air”,

NELSON, Robert; “Apocalyptic Visions meet Utopian Vistas”, The Age, Weds, January 11, 2012 p 13

ATTRILL, Helen; “Stephen Haley Education Notes” for VCE students, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,  Jan, 2011 also available @

NELSON, Robert: “Aesthetic path through numbing devastation”, The Age, Wednesday October 6, 2010 p20

RULE, Dan: “One Second More”, Around the Galleries, The Age, Saturday October 16 2010

LEACH, Sam: “Stephen Haley: Preview”, Artist Profile, Issue 12,  Sydney 2010 pp122-123

RULE, Dan: “Vision”, Around the Galleries, The Age, Saturday June 26, 2010

RANN, Kirsten & KALABISHIS, Gina ; “Stephen Haley – GameOverGame”, A Tradigital Survey, catalogue, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne, 2010, p4.

GREGG, Simon; “Beauty Marks: reflections on the Vision Splendid”, The 2010 John Leslie Art Prize, catalogue, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC 2010

DAVIS, Annette (ed), 2010 City of Albany Art Prize,  catalogue, City of Albany, Albany WA March 2010, p8

DAVIES, Suzanne, GERRANS, Vanessa, MORRIS, Sarah (Eds and et al); Shelter: On Kindness, “Stephen Haley, Ripple”, RMIT Gallery, September 2009. pps 54-55.

NELSON, Robert: “The Artistic Abode: Designed to Threaten and Entertain”, The Age, Friday, October 16, 2009 p20

DANDER, Heike (ed) Lumas Magazine, , Avenso Photo Art, April, 2009 pp8 -9

WISE, Kit, “Future spaces in contemporary Australian art: The Law of Proximity, overexposure and the city”,  Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Volume 23, Issue 6, 2009 pp937-954

NELSON, Robert: “Pictures that paint a dehumanised vista of placeless spaces”, The Age, Wednesday October 1, 2008 p18

GELLATLY, Kelly: “Playing Games with Mirrors: Stephen Haley’s Projected Spaces”, Stephen Haley: Projected Worlds catalogue, Academy of the Arts School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Feb 2008

HAYNES, Janet: “Two Up: Stephen Haley and Penelope Davis”, Australian Art Review, Issue 17, November – January 2008/09, Sydney pp56 - 59

HAYES, Melissa (et al.) Recent Acquisitions, Catalogue, City of Port Phillip, Melbourne 2008

“Innovative Work First for  Gallery” The Examiner, newspaper article, Thursday 14 February, Launceston, Tasmania, 2008 p 19

“Projected Worlds at the Academy”, UniTas, no 317, March 2008, University of Tasmania, Launceston, p 8

WEBB, Penny: “The King May be dead but he’s still making art”, The Age, Metro Reviews, Wednesday, August 29, 2007, p18

SMITH, Damian (ed), Maroondah City Council Art Collection, Maroondah City Council, Melbourne, 2007

CRAWFORD, Ashley: “Virtual Space”, The Age, Wednesday May 23, 2007 p19

McCULLOCH, A & S et al, The New McCulloch Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Aus Art Editions, Fitzroy, Australia, 2006

COLLESS, Edward: “Smart Art: Stephen Haley”, Australian Art Collector, Gadfly Media, Issue 37, Sydney, 2006 pp 158 -159

PALMER, Sheridan Dr. “Re-Union: Cities and Natural Sites”, R & M McGivern Art Prize Catalogue, Maroondah Art Gallery, July 2006

WORST, Damien; “Stephen Haley – Mesh: paintings, virtual photographs and projected spaces, Three Thousand Blogspace, last access 6/3/2006

MURRAY, Camilla (ed) “Post-Graduate Research at the VCA – Stephen Haley”, VCA News, Issue 2, 2005

Anonymous, “ Wednesday Shining”, 23/9/05

CRAWFORD, Ashley, “Stephen Haley: After Reflection”, review Sunday Age, June 5, 2005

Van kuyk, robyn, “3D Digital Video” Overview, Utrecht University Newspaper, Utrecht, Holland 2005

THOMAS, David, “Stephen Haley: Mirroring the Echo”, Catalogue essay, VCA Gallery Publications, VCA, Melbourne 2005

ABC TV, “Artist of the Suburbs”, George Negus Tonight, Interview and artist’s profile, 6.48 -7.00 pm, November 3, 2004 See also:

CRAWFORD, Ashley, “A Shout in the Suburban Echo Chamber”, The Age, Review, Saturday, September 18, 2004, p7

NELSON, Robert, “Puzzling over coding”, The Age, A3, Wednesday, September 15, 2004, p8

BACKHOUSE, Megan, “Around the Galleries: Motherload”, The Age, Review Saturday 7th August, 2004 p 8.

MAKIN, Jeffrey, “Stephen Haley: Reverb”, Critic’s Choice, Herald Sun, Monday, September 27, 2004 p34

SLATTERY, Geoff (Ed), The Spirit of Football, Issue 1, Winter 2004, “The Artists – Stephen Haley”, p 132-3.

NELSON, Robert, “Paramor Puts the Boot In: The Spirit of Football”, The Age, A3, Wednesday, August 25, 2004, p9

CRAWFORD, Ashley,  “Stephen Haley,” Australian Art Collector, Issue 29 July – September, 2004

ANGELORO, Dominique, “Exhibitions – Stephen Haley”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Metro September 19, 2003 p27

PALMA, Kate, “Suburban Echoes”, Wentworth Courier, September 10, 2003 p41

BACKHOUSE, Meagan, “Conversion to Suburbia”, The Age, A3, September 10, 2003 p11

CRAWFORD, Ashley, “In the Art of Suburbia”, The Sunday Age, September 21, 2003 p7

SHAW, Kate, “Preaching to the Converted”, Home Loan Catalogue essay, September, 2003

McINTYRE, Jo, “Cutting Edge of Bop”, The Examiner, Saturday, September 27, 2003

Backhouse, Megan, “US critic finds a lot to enthuse about”, The Age, Wednesday, Oct 23, 2002

MAKIN, Jeffery, “Suffocating Nature”, Herald Sun, Monday 23 September, 2002 p

DEMASI, Laura, “Art Class: Who to Buy Now”, Elle  Australia, February 2002

COSLOVICH, Gabriella, “Down an alley, filled with art”, The Age, Wednesday, November 28, 2001

NELSON, Robert, “The ‘Death of Painting, a little premature”, The Saturday Age, Saturday September 22, 2001

NELSON, Robert, “Taking a Shine to Life”, The Age, Wednesday December 20, 2000 Today p7

Kubler, Alison “(You make me feel) mighty real”, Australian Art Monthly, June, 2000 p5-7

MONASH UNIVERSITY, Monash Faculty of Art &Design Promotion Book, Artist’s statement and work reproduced, 2000.

MONASH UNIVERSITY, Monash Faculty of Art &Design Post Graduate study brochure, work reproduced, 2000

SOWDEN, Tim. “Sub Urban Living”, Monument,No.27, November 1998.

“Artist Haley’s Star on Rise” Port Phillip Leader , August 24, 1998

USHER, Robin. “Haley Takes Art Award”, The Age, 20th August, 1998.

“Award Winner Announced”, Arts21 Magazine V4, No3, Spring 1998.

KENT, Rachel. Deacons Graham and James/ Arts 21 Award, Selected finalists exhibition catalogue, August 1998.

NELSON, Robert. “Where the Genres Collide”, The Age, 2nd April, 1997.

KENT, Rachel. Deacons Graham and James/ Arts 21 Award, Selected finalists exhibition catalogue, June, 1997.

NELSON, Robert. Weekly Review, The Age, 9th July, 1997.

PENNINGS, Mark. Echo, catalogue essay, La Trobe St Gallery, Melbourne.

CAWTHORNE, Zelda. “Striking a Blow”, Herald Sun, Thursday, November 20, 1997. P.50.

WESTERMAN, Helen. “Artists Unite in Protest at Rising Censorship Tide”, The Emerald Hill Times, Wednesday, 26 November, 1997 p. 6.

BROWN, Denise. “For Serrano’s Sake”, The Leader, 24 November, 1997.p.5

PRIOR, Sian. Interview on Arts Today Program, Radio National, Tuesday 27th February, 1996.

GILL, R. “See Spot’s Exhibition”, Arts Diary, The Age, 24th May, 1996.

MASTERSON, A. “The Art of Recall”, The Age, EG p. 5, Friday 24th, 1996.

PRIOR, Sian. “See Spot Run” Interview, Arts Today, Radio National, Friday 31st May, 1996.

LESCHEN, Hugo, Interview, Art and About, PBS Radio, Thursday 6th, June, 1996.

CROSS, David. “Next Wave Festival”, Realtime,  August Issue, 1996.

JONES, Brett. “WestSpace: An Independent Practice”, Artworks, p.27, November, 1996

PUGLIESE, M & HOLT.R. DestinAzione Platform Exchange Exhibition Catalogue, DestinAzione Arte/Platform Artists Group, Genoa/Melbourne, Italy/Australia, 1995.

KRONENBERG, S. “Cultural Exchange: Genoa/Melbourne”, Australian Art Monthly, Number 85,p37, 1995.

CARLI, R & GOLD, D. ArtWorkz 7, exhibition catalogue, ArtWorkz publishing, Melbourne, 1995

VCA, School of Art 1993 Postgraduate Exhibition  Catalogue, Melbourne, 1994.

The Sunday Age, “Preview”  Arts Page, Sunday 17th January, 1994 p.34.

SheherazArt , Review of “Residua”, PBS Radio, 5th January, 1994.

KENT. Rachel, “Power and Site”,  Exhibition Catalogue, Gallery Gecko, Melbourne.

Next Wave Inc Next Wave Festival Visual Arts Program, p 42, Melbourne, 1994

HEATHCOTE, Christopher “A Step in the Right Direction “, The Age, Wednesday 25th May, p.24, 1994.

O’DONNELL Marcus ,”Art Takes a High-Tech Direction”, Melbourne Star Observer, Issue 226, 13th May, 1994.

SANTALUCIA. C. & CARLI. R., ArtWorkz Four, Exhibition Catalogue, ArtWorkz Inc, Melbourne, 1992.

The Melbourne Report, April edition, p26,1993. Photographic reproduction.

CLARK. Jane, Leonard Joel’s’ Young Melbourne Artists,  Auction Catalogue, Melbourne, 1993.

SMITH. Donald, Interview, SheherazArt - PBS radio, 13th June, 1991 .

RMIT, Third Year Degree Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Melbourne, 1991.