Gareth Halliday’s unorthodox career has taken an intriguing path since he graduated from the University of Northampton in 2000 with a degree in Fine Art. After losing faith in the commercial art world, the artist removed his work from the public eye and began working as a full-time postman in Rickmansworth, dabbling with the idea of developing personal projects on the side. It wasn’t until 2009 and years of reoccurring nightmares of arriving at his own exhibition to find nothing but one, lonely second-class postage stamp on display that Halliday decided to pursue creating art again.
Gareth has been collecting vintage printed media and ephemera for over 2 decades, and is fascinated with the otherworldly qualities of images from a forgotten time or place. His Collage and photo-montage work tries to create new visual worlds which are born from a philosophy championed by the Dada and Surrealist artists of the early 20th century.
Gareth has been part of several group exhibitions across London and had his first solo exhibition with Lazinc at The Outsiders in 2014. In 2016 Gareth collaborated with Adidas Originals on the re-launch campaign for the iconic Adidas Gazelle shoe, to create artworks that interpret the shoe’s history and relevance within youth culture. More recently Gareth was approached by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to create the album artwork and promotional material for the album Who Built The Moon? This includes a coherent series of work which represents each song on the album as well as additional artwork for the ‘Stranded On The Earth’ world tour.
Gareth has sold work worldwide and is currently selling a limited edition run of prints for the album release Who Built The Moon?