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Current Exhibitions

BIG Sculpture @ Veg Our St Kilda, Community Gardens St Kilda, Victoria, 2019

NOW Contemporary Art Prize, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra, NSW, 2019 (Winner)

https://shoalhavenregionalgallery.com.au/now/news/judges-announced-soon

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 5 October – 17 November 2019 (Finalist)

https://www.mga.org.au/exhibition/view/exhibition/241

 

Recent Exhibitions

Scott Livesey Galleries, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, 2019

www.sydneycontemporary.com.au/galleries-2019/scott-livesey-galleries/

Lethbridge Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Queensland, 2019

2019 CLIP Award exhibition, Perth Centre for Photography, 2019

Sculpture in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, 2019

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, 2019, (Winner Courtyard Sculpture exhibition)

Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia, 2019

https://sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe/artists-and-awards/exhibiting-artists/

Sculpture Inside, Perth, Western Australia, 2019

This Wild Song,  Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, 2018

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/wild-song

Mandorla Art Award, Turner Galleries; New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery, 2018

Winter Salon, Scott Livesey Galleries, 2018

http://www.scottliveseygalleries.com/exhibitions.php?ex=1118&wo=6854

Sculpture in the Gardens, Mudgee, New South Wales, 2018

Hillview Sculpture Biennale, Southern Highlands, NSW, 2018

Hillview Small Sculpture Exhibition, 2018

http://hillviewsculpture.com

Wyndham Art Prize 2018 Exhibition, Wyndham City Arts and Culture Werribee , 30 March –  10 June, 2018

https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on/wyndham-art-prize-2018-great-art-deep-west

‘Landfall’ Lorne Sculpture Biennale, 12 March – 3 April, 2018

Lorne Sculpture Small Sculpture Exhibition, 17 March – 2 April 2018

Winton Wetlands Cultural and Environmental Project, Benalla, Victoria, 9 March – 6 April 2018

White Night, Melbourne, Saturday 17 February, 2018

https://whitenight.com.au/melbourne/program/reclining-women-white-2017/

 

Biography

Sonia Payes is a conceptual artist working with photography, multi-media, animation and sculpture, who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. A strong environmental narrative permeates Payes’ works and the cycle of re-creation is explored in her wildly dystopian landscapes and portraits.

Payes has exhibited in public and private galleries and museums nationally and internationally, as well as participated in Art Fairs, most recently 2019 Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, NSW.

In 2016 Payes held a major solo exhibition at McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Parallel Futures, as the recipient of the MAP14 Prize for sculpture. In  2017, she exhibited a solo exhibition at the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australians In PNG.  Selected group exhibitions include, Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, NSW and Cottesloe, W.A; White Nights Melbourne, Vic; Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Victoria; L’Oreal Fashion Week, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne; Fabrik Expo, Los Angeles; London Art Fair, Olympia Exhibition Centre, London; Willow Studios, Los Angeles; BOMA Shipping Container Gallery, Queensland; Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Queens Wharf, Auckland; Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne; ACAF, Hong Kong; Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre, Shanghai; John Curtin Access Gallery, Perth.

In 2017, Payes’ artist monograph, Transformations: The Art of Sonia Payes, by Ashley Crawford, Thames & Hudson, was launched, and in 2007, Macmillan Art Publishing launched, UNTITLED.Portraits of Australian Artists on 60 Australian artists photographed by Payes, at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Payes’ work is represented in numerous public galleries Australia, and prestigious private collections in Australia, Shanghai, Beijing, Switzerland and Belgium.

Payes was the recipient of the 2019 NOW Contemporary art prize held at Shoalhaven Art Gallery, NSW.

Payes is represented by Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.

http://www.scottliveseygalleries.com/artists.php?ar=1667

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