Date(s) - 01/11/2016 - 30/11/2016
8:00 am - 10:15 pm
As the winner of the McClelland Achievement Prize in 2014, Sonia Payes has been planning her new exhibition Parallel Futures. This exhibition provides an insight into the evolution of Payes’ work from photography through to sculpture, and how she has made the 2D image a 3D reality. Payes’ new work includes the Woman series, a new body of sculptural works that extend the imagery of the four-faced goddess and incarnates her into a metallic warrior. A strong environmental narrative permeates the exhibition, and the cycle of re-creation in a wildly imagined dystopian landscape is thoroughly explored.
Sonia Payes has held 12 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 50 group shows and many prestigious art prizes in Australia and overseas including Shanghai, London, Auckland and Los Angeles. Her works are held in numerous public, corporate and private collections. Sonia Payes is represented by Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne.
The McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) is an associated distinction of the biennale McClelland Sculpture Survey & Awards. The McClelland Achievement Prize acknowledges the work of a mid-career artist by providing a cash prize of $30,000 toward the development of new work and the opportunity to present a solo exhibition at McClelland. Sonia Payes is the second artist to be honoured with the McClelland Achievement Prize and was selected for her imposing three part installation ReGeneration 2014.
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