Siri Hayes was born on Boon Wurrung country (Mornington Peninsula) and has lived and worked as an artist on Wurundjeri Country in northeast Melbourne since the early 2000’s. Some solo exhibitions include Back to Nature Scene at Heide Museum of Modern Art, All you knit is love at Centre for Contemporary Photography and Holding Still at Sarah Scout Presents. Her work has been curated into significant group exhibitions including Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria, Negotiating this World; Contemporary Australian Art and Stormy weather – the landscape in contemporary Australian photography both also at the NGV, Future Primitive at Heide Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Australian Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Hayes’ work is held in over 20 public collections including the NGA, NGV, Artbank, Australian Parliament House, Heide Museum of Modern Art and State Library of Victoria. She works as a visual art educator at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University. Hayes works predominately with photography, video and textiles to explore personal and philosophical connections to place. Currently she is a recipient of the Philip Hunter Fellowship for a collaborative research project at Garambi Baan / Laughing Waters with Chaco Kato and Eugene Howard.