Sonia Payes: Parallel Futures

3 July - 6 November 2016


As the winner of the McClelland Achievement Prize in 2014, Sonia Payes has been planning her future and her new exhibition Parallel Futures. This exhibition will provide an insight into the evolution 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 extends 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 recreation in a wildly imagined dystopian landscape is thoroughly explored.

Payes has held 12 solo exhibitions and 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.


Sonia PAYES, installation of new work from the Woman Series. Courtesy of the artist ©Sonia Payes