Simon Bayliss is an artist and music producer based in St Ives, Cornwall, UK. He works mainly in slipware ceramics, video, poetry, watercolour painting and performance. Bayliss also makes and performs dance music in collaboration with Susie Green, as Splash Addict. Born in 1984, Wolverhampton, he was raised in Andros, Bahamas, then Devon, UK.


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Instagram @swimonbaybliss


Current - Big Talk short video by Splash Addict showing in independent cinemas across UK, commisioned by Projections, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Music release - Splash Addict, Big Talk, out now on Insecure
Forthcoming performance - Splash Addict, Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
Award - Arts Council DYCP award for ceramics development
Award - Cultivator mentoring award for poetry, with Ella Frears
Bursary - Leach Pottery travel bursary to undertake a short residency at Clayworks, Dumfries, with mentoring from Archie McCall
Group exhibition - guiltee pleasures, oh kay gall, Bootham School, York

Recent solo exhibitions:

Meditations in an Emergency, South West Showcase, 2018, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
Kangaroo Beach, 2018, Exeter Phoenix
En plein air paintings & ceramics, 2017, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
Ceramic Pasty Paintings, 2017, Tate St Ives café, in conjunction with That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 – Today
Frantic Romantic, 2016, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
REGRESSION (BLISS w. Lucy Stein), 2016, Kingsgate Workshops, London

Selected performances and screenings:

Splash Addict, Festival of the Not, Circa Projects, Newcastle
Splash Addict, in conjunction with Susie Green solo presentation, 2018, Jerwood Space, London
Groundwork Presents Martin Creed (Splash Addict w. Susie Green), 2018, Rugby Club, Falmouth
Fierce Festival (Splash Addict w. Susie Green), 2017, Birmingham
NAWKI (Splash Addict w. Susie Green), 2017, CBS Gallery, Eastside Projects ESP, ebc, Focal Point Gallery, HUTT, Ladette Space, Limbo, SERF, SPUR, The White Pube
Fuck You Wheres My Sugar (BLISS w. Lucy Stein) 2017, Cafe Otto, London
Squirming the Worm, 2013-16, monthly radio show (BLISS w. Lucy Stein), NTS

Selected curatorial projects (music events & workshops):

Further Meditations, 2018, The Underground, Plymouth in conjunction with Meditations in an Emergency / The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
POP MORPHOSIS, 2018, Standpoint Futures residency event, Chisenhale Studios, London
Landscape Painters Anonymous fieldtrip, (including report), 2017, Groundwork, Cornwall
SAMHAIN, 2016, (BLISS w. Lucy Stein), CAST, Helston, Cornwall

Selected Group exhibitions:

Idea Home, 2017, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA), Middlesbrough
Radical Me, 2016 Tannery Arts, London
Uncommon Chemistry, 2016, (BLISS w. Lucy Stein), Observer BLD. Hastings