Bayliss’ relationship to Cornwall often appears in his work, exploring conflicting feelings of reverence and irreverence for a place steeped in artistic and cultural history. Recent works spanning video, ceramics and poetry tease out ideas at intersections between the local and international; traditional crafts and contemporary practice; and queer culture and rural identity.
Bayliss’ recent solo exhibitions include Kangaroo Beach, 2018, Exeter Phoenix, Ceramic Pasty Paintings, 2017, Tate St Ives café in conjunction with That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio; Frantic Romantic, 2016, Eastside Projects, Birmingham.
With Susie Green, Bayliss makes and performs dance music as Splash Addict. Recent performances include Fierce Festival, Birmingham, 2017. He is also one half of artist duo BLISS, with Lucy Stein. Recent activity includes REGRESSION, 2016, solo exhibition at Kingsgate Workshops, London, and the monthly radio show Squirming the Worm, NTS, 2014-17
Bayliss is the founding director of Artist Tea Towel Company, which commissions contemporary artists to produce artworks for tea towels.