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.

 

 


Access to the arts is intrinsic to a
high quality of life

 

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.”

 

 

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Awards Created

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

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

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

 


Awards Received

 

 

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

 

2010:   Share

            Postcity.com

           

2005:   Jamaican Gleaner, Pride News Magazine

 

2002:  Pierre Elliott Trudeau P.S. News;

             My Life I Make - author Lauris Faith

 

2001:   Share

2000:  Pride Cover 

Pride;

Share;

Southwest,   

Guardian;

Word Magazine;

The Caribbean Camera

 

1999:   Trinidad Guardian;

Trinidad Newsday;

Words,

Books & Letters - T&T Television feature

 

1998:   Rogers Cable feature

 

1997:   Scarborough Minor; Rogers Cable feature

 

 
 
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