Tayla Haggarty’s practice is fixated on exploring how reductive forms and un foreclosed aesthetics could be used as an open field to enact queer politics. These investigations take form through collaboration, performance, video, installation and sculpture. The materials used include industrial or ready-made materials that when constructed within the space, are arranged to heighten the precarious elements of tension and balance. These undertakings are often habitually minimal, site specific and use humour as a tactic to engage viewers.
Haggarty is a co-director of CLUTCH collective and is one half of the collaborative duo Parallel Park. Recently completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree at the Queensland University of Technology in 2015, graduating with first class and two academic prizes. They have exhibited locally within various group shows at spaces such as Metro Arts, Cut Thumb ARI, Box copy, The Laundry and has had solo shows at Oral ARI, Kunstbunker ARI and Wreckers Artspace. Haggarty has also shown interstate and internationally at FELT space in Perth and at the Ildiko Butler Gallery in New York.