Sculptor, installations artist and lecturer, born in Dartford, Kent, who studied at Hereford College of Art, 1975–6; Exeter College of Art, 1976–9; and Birmingham Polytechnic, 1981–2. He was awarded a South West Arts Bursary, 1980; a Greater London Arts Bursary, 1981; a junior sculpture fellowship at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff, 1982–3; and a WAC Young Artist’s Grant, 1983. He lectured at Nottingham Trent University, based in the Midlands, and exhibited in Britain and on the continent and showed in group exhibitions. Among Ayers’ conceptual and site-specific works are The Kissing Gate, for the Liverpool International Gardens Festival, 1984, and his 1987 stone Hilton Wheel, commissioned by Hilton Parish Council and sited outside the village hall.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)