Sonia Payes (AU)
Renaissance: A Journey of Transformation
01 March - 26 May
Image: Sonia Payes. Courtesy the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne.
An artist explores the sculptural possibilities of the photographic medium.
01 March - 26 May
860 Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 4pm
In this site-specific installation across MAPh’s sculpture park, Sonia Payes embraces the sculptural possibilities of the photographic medium. Payes’ interpretation of possible futures examine the impact of human intervention on the planet.
These otherworldly and yet familiar landscapes may seem apocalyptic but they illustrate Payes’ unwavering faith in our species capacity to adjust and persevere. As individuals and as a collective human race, she believes we must consistently adapt to the ever-changing nature of our planet’s environment. The complexity of Payes’ imagery captures the planet’s ongoing process of transformation, offering poetic insights into humanity’s aspirations for the future of our environment, including those futures already determined.
Curated by Anouska Phizacklea Supported by The Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation
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Anouska Phizacklea (BA (hons), MA, MCom, CPA, GAICD) is Director of the Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh). Phizacklea has expertise across the visual, decorative, film and literary arts as well as finance and organisational development, with Masters Degrees in both Fine Arts and Commerce.
In 2023 she joined the board of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Treasurer). She has held senior management positions at leading Victorian public institutions, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), and worked for many years in art research and valuations in galleries and auction houses in Melbourne and London. Since her appointment at MAPh Phizacklea has curated group and single artist exhibitions with leading Australian practitioners