Payen’s work focuses on the object-ness of painting in space and exploring an ambiguous relationship between representation and self-symbolic mystery; Key subjects have included protest and democracy in painting, film, and archive; investigating how non-violent protest can alter time-scape when it lands in a painting.
In recent years there has been a weird triangle between exploring history painting, feminine knitting and sewing and repetition. Payen had a one-person exhibition at MAC Birmingham exploring aspects of the anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common.
Examples of Sally's work can be found on her website.
These talks are hosted at The Art House, accessible to students across the university and members of the public, and are free to attend. Find out more and book a place at the Meadow Arts web page.