Based in Sheffield Mandy Payne is interested in marginal spaces, places that are often maligned and thought to be devoid of traditional aesthetic beauty. For the past 4 years she has been exploring Park Hill here in Sheffield, one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture.
Mandy works in both paint and print, often using materials integral to the estate itself, namely concrete and aerosol spray paints. “I wanted to draw attention to what I consider to be the hidden beauty of the estate, the geometry of the imposing architecture, the play of light and shadows on the walkways and the myriad of colours present in the spalled and tarnished concrete.”
Mandy Payne Since Graduating in Fine Art from Nottingham University in 2013 Mandy has won a plethora of awards including being a Prize Winner at the John Moores Painting Prize (2014) and the main Prize Winner in the New Lights Arts Prize (2015). She was featured by Norman Ackroyd on the BBC coverage of the Royal Academies Summer Show. In 2014 Mandy had a solo show ‘Between Places and Spaces’ at The Tarpey Gallery as well as being instrumental in the Group exhibition ‘Overlooked’ at the Scottish Queen in Park Hill in 2015.