Approved: 13.06.2013

Mandy Payne

Artist

Approved: 13.06.2013

I am a painter/ printmaker inspired by urban landscape in particular Brutalist architectural structures. I am particularly drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided.  I am interested in the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences.

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Artforms: Painting
  • Tags: modernism, brutalist architecture, concrete, painting, park hill, brutalism
 
 
 

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    Biography

    I am a painter/ printmaker inspired by urban landscape in particular Brutalist architectural structures. I am particularly drawn to locations that are often overlooked or derided.  I am interested in the spaces people inhabit, the traces they leave and the capacity of places to absorb memories and experiences.

    For the past 5 years I have been exploring Park Hill, the Grade II* listed Sheffield Brutalist housing estate. The development is currently undergoing regeneration which makes it an interesting place to observe. A portion of the estate has been transformed into luxury flats whilst part remains boarded up and derelict. It is the un - refurbished parts of Park Hill that I am particularly drawn to, where the memories and layers of the past are almost tangible.. I wanted to create a body of work that spoke of the displacement of the established communities and the temporality of the urban landscape.

    For my paintings I have tried to work with materials that have a physical connection with the estate itself, namely concrete and spray paint (referencing the graffiti). I have cast concrete into small canvases to work on directly, as a metaphor for the estate. The work is layered and time consuming using micro masking tapes to build up zones of flat colour then oil paint for fine detail finishing. 

    I have also explored the same subject in print. In April 2015 I was awrded a  2 year fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop to learn the art of stone lithography. This involves mark making directly on slabs of limestone from which multiple prints can be taken. To marry this work with my paintings I often print the lithographs on to Japanese paper which is then collaged on to concrete. 

    CV & Education

     

     

    Qualifications and training

    2013 - BA Hons Fine Art (First Class), University of Nottingham

    2010 - HND Fine Art - Sheffield College

    1995 - MDent Sci - University Leeds

    1986 - BDS - University of Manchester

     

    Awards /Achievements 

    2017 - Mark Devereux Projects Studio Book Project

    2015 - Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

    2015 - New Light Arts Prize (Valeria Sykes Award)

    2015 - Arts Council of England Award

    2015 - Awarded 2 year Fellowship in Stone Lithography at Leicester Print Workshop

    2014 - Prize Winner in John Moores Painting Prize

    2014 - Runner Up in John Ruskin Prize Exhibition (Painting acquired by Ruskin Collection)

    2013 - Judges Prize, Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Worksop

    2012 - Emerging Artist Award - South Yorkshire Open, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

    Future Exhibitions 

    Current Exhibitions 

     

     

    Past Exhibitions (Edited)

    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery (5/11/16 -28/1/17)

    P2P, Leicester Print Workshop,50 St Georges Street, Leicester LE1 1QG (3/11/16 -28/1/17)

    John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (9/7/16-27/11/16)

    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Riverside Gallery, Richmond on Thames  (10/9/16-22/10/16)

    Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery (5/11/16 -22/1/17)

    Art on a Postcard Secret Auction, Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London (17/11/16)

    Bankley Open, Bankley Open Studios, Manchester, (7/10/16 - 22/10/16 - open sat/sun 12-4)

    ONE - Saul Hay Gallery, 33aCollier St, Manchester M3 4NA

    Utopia Deferred, Corke Gallery, Liverpool (29/7/16-23/9/16)

    RA Summer Exhibition (13/6/16 -21/8/16)

    Northern Artists at Bellwood and Wright, Lancaster (14/7/16 - 29/7/16)

    New Light Arts Prize, Panter and Hall, London  (29/6/16 -1/7/16)

    Utopia Deferred, Artlink, Hull (21/5/16- 2/7/16)

    Nottingham University Graduate Residents Show, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham (9/6/16 - 23/6/16

    Salon 8, The Old Lock Up Studio, Cromford (22/4/16 -24/4/16)

    John Moores Painting Prize 2014 China, Misheng gallery, Shanghai (28/3/16- 15/5/16)

    New Light Arts Prize, Mercer Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate (20/2/16 - 12/6/16)

    'Drawing Mela', Harrington Mills Studios, Long Eaton, Nottingham (10/4/16 - 24/4/16)

    New Light Arts Prize, Mercer Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate (20/2/16 - 12/6/16)

    2015

    'Christmas mixed exhibition' - Bellwood and Wright, Lancaster

    National Open Art Exhibition, 2015 (Royal College of Art, London)

    New Light Art Prize, 2015 (Bowes Museum and Mercer Gallery, Harrogate and Panter and Hall, London)

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2015

    'Autocatalytic Future Games' - No Format, London SE18 5NR

    'Overlooked' - Scottish Queen, Park Hill, Sheffield (Curated by S1 Arts)

    'Picturing Sheffield', Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, 2015, 

    2014

    John Moores Painting Prize, 2014, (Prize winner)

    Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014,

    National Open Art Competition ,2014 (Somerset House, London),

    John Ruskin Prize 2014, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and Trinity Buoy Wharf London

    Threadneedle Prize 2013 -(Mall Galleries, London)

    University of Notttingham Degree Show, Djanogly Gallery, 2013  , 

    Harley Open Exhibition, Welbeck, 2015 and 2013,

    Derby Open Exhibition, Derby City Art Gallery 2011 and 2009 -

    South Yorkshire Open Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley 2009, 2010 and 2012

     

    Collections

    Work held in private collections in UK, Canada, America, Europe and Australia and the following public collections:

    Ruskin Collection. Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

    Priseman- Seabrook Collection

    Newlight Art Collection