Sculpting is my passion!
I have been privileged to exhibit works throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Being self-taught I continue to grow and development as an artist, as I experiment with a wide range of materials and styles.
Of special importance to Wayne are the works he creates to recognize the achievements of others. Wayne’s stunning sculptures have been used as awards for a wide range of prestigious organizations.
The Ray Charles award, presented by Wilberforce University in Washington D.C. Thus far presented to World Renowned, Five-time Grammy Award winner, Kathleen Battle and Classical Music Composer Dr. Adolphus Hailstork.
Soon to be presented to music industry legend Quincy Jones.
The Harry Jerome Award, presented by the Black Business and Professional Association, has been awarded to Canadian Governor-Generals, Michaëlle Jean and Lincoln Alexander. These prestigious awards have been presented to several other prominent politicians and educators, music and movie producers and well over 200 outstanding achievers in the arts and sciences.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement, recently presented to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, The Honorable Louise Arbour.
"Yes We Can..." Presented by Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel , LLP,
"This annual commemoration of Black History bestows a special award from Canadian sculptor Wayne Headley.
This year's honoree, Marleine Bastien is the founder and Executive Director of Fan Aysien nan Miyami and Chair of Florida Immigrant Coalition. She has championed the causes of women, children and Haitian families through her dedicated advocacy in the areas of immigration and human rights, HIV/AIDS, breast cancer and domestic violence.
Past recipients include Ruth Shack, Dorothy Jenkins-Fields, David Wilson, Babacar M’Bow, Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson, Cheryl Little, John Kozyak, Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Cooke, and Monica Russo, to esteemed community leaders for their ''contributions in uplifting African-American and diaspora communities of the South Florida''.
Wayne’s work adorns the offices and homes of collectors around the world.
My Art Story
Born in the beautiful island of Trinidad, the grandson of the renowned sculptor, the Honorable Alvin T. Marriott, I grew up surrounded with art, my love for art and particularly sculpture began, before I could remember. Throughout the years, sculpting has become my passion! I endeavor to express this passion in each piece that I create, and so sincerely feel, this is why my work will stand the test of time and continue to be enjoyed and appreciated throughout the years.”
From 2011: Yes We Can- Celebrating Black History- Annual presentation by; Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, Miami Fl.
From 2006: Annual Civic, Community and Neighbourhood Awards. Town Of Ajax, Ontario
2005: 50th Anniversary Civic Award, Town Of Ajax, Ontario
The Annual Ray Charles Award, Wilberforce University, Washington DC
From 2001: International One-Day Test Series Cricket Award
Annual Harry Jerome Awards
Our Image, Power of Expression Visual Art Award
Canadian National Griot Award (CNGA)
Canadian Race Relations Foundation, (CRRF)
Award for Lifetime Achievement
Reel Black Awards, Visual Display, International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Harry Jerome Awards, Visual Arts Display, Toronto
2011: Horizions Art Gallery – Headley Exhibition. Port of Spain, Trinidad W.I.
The North American Black Historical Museum & Cultural Centre, Inc. Historical works on Display in Amherstburg, Ontario.
Artist of color, Awakening to Creativity Exhibition: McKenzie Hall, Windsor Ontario.
2010: Scotia bank Caribana Art Exhibit: “From the Soul”
Royal Ontario Museum Toronto
2005: J Elizabeth Gallery Exhibition, Main St. Unionville Ontario.
“Common Threads: A Show of Diversity”, Durham West Arts Center, Ajax, Ontario
2004: The Durham West Art Center, Group Exhibition, Ajax Ontario
2003: Ashanti Room, Black History Month, Solo Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
Art & Soul Gallery, “Headley” Solo Exhibition, Ajax, Ontario
2002: Art & Soul Gallery, Black History Month, Visual Arts Exhibition, Ajax Ontario
2001: Society of African Canadian Artists (SACA),
Annual Exhibition, Frederick Varley Art Gallery Unionville Ontario
Canadian Association Of Black Lawyers, Gala Awards, Visual Display, Sheraton Center, Toronto
2000: "In The Gallery", Exhibition, Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario
Law Society Of Upper Canada, Visual Arts Display, Toronto
Caribana Celebrations, Sculpting Display
Artisan Alley Exhibition, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Second Take Art Review Art Exhibit, Yorkville, Ontario
1999: Black History Month, Art Exhibitions, Scarborough Civic Center, North York Civic Center, Ontario
“It's in the Swing”, Art Auction, Annual ALS Jazz Evening,
The Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
“New Beginning”, Art Exhibition, Trinidad & Tobago
“Kumba”, Exhibit- Art & Soul, Harbourfront Center, Toronto
2003: Society of African Canadian Artists (SACA), Annual Exhibition, Frederick Varley Art Gallery
2002: Society of African Canadian Artists (SACA), Annual Exhibition, Frederick Varley Art Gallery
2001: Our lmage, Visual Art Award for Outstanding Developing Artist
Publications Featured In
2011: Upscale Magazine Atlanta, USA
2005: Jamaican Gleaner, Pride News Magazine
2002: Pierre Elliott Trudeau P.S. News;
My Life I Make - author Lauris Faith
2000: Pride Cover
The Caribbean Camera
1999: Trinidad Guardian;
Books & Letters - T&T Television feature
1998: Rogers Cable feature
1997: Scarborough Minor; Rogers Cable feature