Mandy Payne

Sheffield, Yorkshire



M.Payne JM



2011 – 2013   BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class), Nottingham University
2007 – 2010   HND Fine Art, Sheffield College
1992 – 1995 MDentSci University of Leeds
1982 – 1986 BDS University of Manchester (Dentistry)



2012 – Present time – Full time self-employed artist
1989-2012 – Part time community dentist/ part time artist


Awards and Achievements

2017 Selected for Studio Book (artist professional development programme with Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester)
Selected for RA Summer Exhibition
Nominated as an artist to watch Observer/ Guardian Rising Stars
Shortlisted for Mall Galleries Rome Scholarship
Invited to join 4th John Ruskin Prize Selection Panel

2016 Selected for John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition
Selected for Contemporary British Painting Prize Exhibition and invited to join Contemporary British Painting Group
Selected for RA Summer Exhibition

2015 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
Awarded 2 year stone lithography Fellowship at Leicester Print Workshop
Awarded Arts Council of England Grants to the Arts to part fund Lithography Fellowship
Valeria Sykes Award (main prize in New Light Art Exhibition)
Selected for RA Summer Exhibition
Selected for National Open Art Competition
Awarded Graduate Residency at University of Nottingham Fine Art Department

2014 Prize Winner John Moores Painting Prize
Runner Up in John Ruskin Prize (Painting acquired for Ruskin Collection , Millennium Gallery, Sheffield)
Selected for RA Summer exhibition (Painting featured in BBC video of Norman Ackroyd’s highlights of exhibition)
Selected for National Open Art Competition

2013 Selected for Threadneedle Prize Exhibition For Painting and Sculpture
Judges Prize, Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate,

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


Solo Exhibitions

2014 –‘Between Places and Spaces’ – Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington,
2016 – ‘Betwixt and Between’ – Cupola Gallery , Sheffield


Selected Group Shows 


RA Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly London
RBA Rising Stars Exhibition, London (April)
RBA 300th Annual Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London (April)
Contemporary British Painting Exhibition/ Paintings in Hospitals – Menier Gallery, London

Contemporary British Painting Prize, Riverside Gallery, Richmond on Thames
and Huddersfield Art Gallery
John Moores Painting Prize (2016), Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
John Moores Painting Prize (2014) China, Minsheng Gallery, Shanghai
‘New Light Arts Prize’, Panter and Hall, London and Mercer Gallery, Harrogate
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London –
Graduate Residents Exhibition, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham ‘
‘Utopia Deferred ‘ Artslink, Hull and Corke Gallery, Liverpool
Bankley Studios Open Exhibition, Manchester
P2P, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester

‘New Light Arts Prize’, Bowes Museum, North Yorkshire
National Open Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London and Chichester
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London
‘Overlooked’ – Scottish Queen, Park Hill, Sheffield (Curated by S1 Art Space)
Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Worksop
‘Picturing Sheffield ‘– Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, London
John Ruskin Prize Exhibition, ‘Recording Britain Now’, Millennium Galleries,
Sheffield and Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
National Open Art Competition, London

Threadneedle Prize For Painting and Sculpture, Mall Galleries, London
University of Nottingham Final Degree Show, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham
Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington

2012 / 2011/ 2010 /2009
Derby Open Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby


Public Collections

Ruskin Collection, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
Priseman –Seabrook Collection
Newlight Art Collection
Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Collection


Artist Statement

I am a painter / printmaker and I am interested in marginal spaces, places that are often maligned or thought to be devoid of traditional aesthetic beauty. For the past 5 years I have been exploring Park Hill in Sheffield, the Grade II* listed council estate and one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture. The site is currently being regenerated and is in a state of flux- which makes it an interesting place to observe.  Part of the estate has been gentrified into shiny, luxury flats whilst half remains boarded up and derelict. I am particularly drawn to the un-refurbished parts where the memories and layers of the past are almost tangible.


My intention was to create observational paintings that spoke of the displacement of the established communities and the temporality of the urban landscape.


Concrete is the unifying link throughout the estate and could be regarded as a potential palimpsest. In the refurbished sites it has been restored to exacting standards, in the old parts it is spalled, weathered and tarnished which gives it a rawness and beauty of its own. With this in mind, for my paintings I have been working with materials that are integral to the estate itself, namely concrete and aerosol spray paints. I have continued to explore the same subject in print, focussing on stone lithography, frequently collaging the lithographs made on to squares of cast concrete as a metaphor for the estate.





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Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

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