Hayley van Ree’s practice is a constant blending of fashion and installation art, existing at a unique intersection of the two.
The artist uses pre-loved and/or lowbrow or trashy objects and images and elevates them to her own version of high art or haute couture.
Van Ree graduated Honours in Fine Art at the Victorian College of the arts in 2019, completed a residency in Beijing and has shown at VAMFF multiple times.
Hayley van Ree is a current studio artist in the Room to Create/Collingwood Yards studio.
Image: van Ree wearing a dress constructed by the artist situated inside her installation ergonomic pews, 2019. Photo by Giulia McGauran