steve hawley


artists’ film and video

1978-9 Bradford College Foundation Art and design

1979-82 BA in Fine Art Brighton Polytechnic

1982-3 Arts Council Video Fellow at North East London Polytechnic

Film/videography – exhibitions

2018 War memorial: The Calling Blighty films and remembrance, long article published in The Journal of Media, War and Conflict

2017 War Memorial premiered at Sheffield DocFest 2017. Nominated for Best Short Documentary Award. Also screened at the Kerala International Documentary and Short Film Festival 16-20 June 2017

26th March 2017 Showroom Cinema Sheffield screening Calling Blighty

Sep 2016 Co-editor Intellect published book. Imaging the City – art, creative practices and media speculations. Author, chapter. Manchester as a mythical city; reflections in art and locative media.

April 2016. Journal of Writing and Creative Practice 8:2. Place-based Arts: Post-industrial landscapes. Article Title  South Home Town; film and the imaginary city. JWCP 8:2

2016 Midpointedness airspace Stoke Barnum Effect


  1. 2015.HOME A Message Home/Calling Blighty. In collaboration with Marion Hewitt and the North West Film Archive.

2015 South Home Town New York Independent Film Festival

2014 Stranger than Known; South Home Town Solent Showcase gallery Southampton

2013 Yarn, Seamless; the digital in design. MAO National Museum of Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2013 Actor, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre

2010 Yarn Generative narrative DVD. Australian International Experimental Video Festival Melbourne. Cleveland International Narrative Conference.

2009 Istanbul Biennale Sheffield Pavilion (curated DVD, includes Not to Scale)

        Barnum Effect/Not to Scale Video installation Lanchester Gallery Coventry

2008 Not to Scale HD video installation, Bloc Artspace Sheffield

2007 Barnum Effect HD video National Review of Live Art, Tramway, Glasgow.

2005 Similar to Nothing (with Steve Dutton). Video funded by AHRC. S1 Salon Sheffield 2005. Lausanne Underground Film Festival 2005. Best of LAUFF Zurich 2005.VAD Digital Arts Festival Girona, Spain, 2005 (Special Mention). POST, Residence Gallery London 2005.

2004 Speech Marks. Video shot on mobile phone,. VAD Digital Arts Festival Girona 2004 (Special Award Prizewinner). Chroma 2004 Mexico City. San Francisco Art Institute 2005. Videoformes Clermont Ferrand France 2005. 11th Biennale Image en Mouvement Geneva 2005.

2004. The King of Karanga. Video. Host, Showroom Cinema Sheffield, Falmouth Arts Centre 2004. Arau Switzerland One Minute Film and Video Festival 2005.

2003 EUROSCREEN 21. Video, part of pan European Euroscreen 21Commissions from 21 artists.  Forum of Art, Emmerich, Germany. Fournos Centre Athens, several other venues.

2002 Amen ICA Cinema 10 minVideo Lovebytes Festival Sheffield 2002. Brno 16 Film festival, Czech Republic, 2002. Vancouver Videopoem Festival Canada 2002 (award winner, most innovative video). Sonar Festival Barcelona 2003 Geneva Biennale Image en Mouvement 2003 Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin. Podewil Cinema Berlin 2004

2001 Lost in Space. Video installation and photographic panels. Part of Province, group exhibition of artists from Sheffield and Bilbao jointly curated with Melanie Jordan. Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield Feb 2001, BilboArte Gallery Bilbao Spain May 2001

2000 Love Under Mercury. funded by ACE. 35 minute 16mm film.

Experimental narrative about science, transformation , and tragedy. Lux Cinema London July 2000. Rotterdam Film Festival Feb 2001 Ann Arbor Film Festival 2001 (award- highly commended). 13th Onion City Film and Video Festival Chicago 2001. Transmediale Berlin 2002

1998 Ghost  6 min.Video commissioned by Videotage for the Hong Kong Microwave Video festival. Gweilo (Ghost man) is Cantonese slang for white man.1999 Rencontres Video Art Plastique Caen Nov 99 Director's Fortnight,Cannes Film Festival 2000. Homeport Rotterdam 2001

1998 Stone Troupers. (with Jonathan Allen). Commissioned by Lovebytes/Photo 98

Public video installation in central Sheffield. Faces from the community projected on four stone heads high up on a listed building, for six weeks.

1996 Human and Natural History. 6 min. Video art. 16mm film onto video. New York Video and New Media Festival 1996 Experimenta Media Arts Festival Melbourne 1996 Brussels Semaine De Videos 1996 Videokunstpreis Germany 1997 SWF German TV broadcast 1997 SF2 Swiss TV broadcast

1995 The Man From  Porlock 33 min. Video art/experimental narrative. Video Positive Liverpool 1995, National Film Theatre 1995, Video Art Plastique Caen 1995, Showroom, Sheffield, 1995 International Video Festival Friesland 1996, Videographic Festival Bilbao 1996 VideoFormes Festival Clermont-Ferrand 1996

1994 Language Lessons 35 min. Experimental documentary on artificial languages commissioned by Channel 4 and the Arts Council. Broadcast Channel 4 Midnight Underground 1995, International Video Festival Friesland 1996, 1996 5th New York Video Festival 1996

1992 A Proposition is a Picture 23 min. Video art/experimental narrative. London Film Festival 1992. Australian Video Festival 1993. Broadcast BNV TV Spain 1994. National Film Theatre 1995. ICA 3rd Biennial of Film and Video 1995.

Another Look at Geography 10 min, video art/experimental narrative. Australian Video Festival 1993. Broadcast SBS Australian TV 1993.

1990 Trout Descending a Staircase 1min. video art. Commissioned by BBC 2's The Late Show and the Arts Council. Broadcast BBC2 1990.. German video art prize 1994. Broadcast  VPRO TV Holland 1993, Meisterstein TV Germany 1993, Sudwestfunk TV 1994, SBS TV Australia 1995.

1987 The Chemistry Set 11 min, video art. A collaboration with Tony Steyger, commissioned by Illuminations, the Arts Council, and Channel 4. National Film Theatre 1987.

1985 Surfing on the Short Waves 20 min, video. Collaboration with dancer Tim Buckley, musician Blue Gene Tyranny, and video artist Steve Littman, commissioned by the ICA. I performed in the performance based on the video at the ICA for a week in 1985.

1983 The Dictionary. 25 min video art. Produced while video fellow at North East London Polytechnic. Saw Gallery, Ottowa, and various galleries in Britain.

The Science Mix 5 min video art. Collaboration with Tony Steyger. Second Link touring video exhibition , MoMA New York, Stedelijk Amsterdam, ICA London, Berlin Film Festival.

Glory. 20 min video. By Rose Finn-Kelcey.Camera and editing Steve Hawley. San Sebastian Film Festival and elsewhere. 100 years of Experimental Film, Tate Britain 2003

1982 Bad Reasons. 20 min video art. Broadcast Channel 4 1985 as part of the programme Video 123. Broadcast WGBH Boston TV. Kitchen, New York. The Extent of Three Bells. 5 min video art. Broadcast Channel 4 1985 as part of the programme Video 123.

Videotapes are in the permanent collections of  Fundacio la Caixa Barcelona, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Museum of the Moving Image London, Banff College Canada, and The British Council,

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