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Hayley Newman: Tongue-tied 2–24 November 2019 | The Daily Hayley 15–30 September 2001 | Publications
|Hayley Newman | Tongue–tied | 2–24 November 2019, Weds–Sun 12–6pm | Preview: Fri 1 November 2019, 6–9pm | 92 Webster Road, London, SE16 4DF|
Some are flamboyant, seductive and blustering, others compulsively lie and fib. Jargonistic, they leak lingo, wag and promise. Phoney phoneticians tie reality in knots, while foolish flap clappers, slippery with prejudice, are coiled with hostility.
Hungry and hoarse with disparity, others stutter through each precarious day; week; month; year. Invisible lexicons of disregarded glossaries. Unheard utterances on disenfranchised lips. Vulnerability on the tips of many.
Imagine the watercolours releasing themselves from their frames. Away from the wall, estranged tongues return to mouths and there is movement, exchange and dialogue; heart-to-hearts and tête-à-têtes. One tongue chatters and another natters; communicating in different languages and dialects. Kindness lingers on lips. Voices care, vocabularies are shared and the tender, persistent and precarious tongues come together.
Works presented in Tongue-tied have been selected from an incidental archive of over 500 drawings, watercolours, texts and knitted textiles made by Hayley Newman since June 2018, all of which trace personal responses to a time of uncertainty and turbulence.
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