15 September – 2 October 2022

Shadowlands is a continuation of Paula Payne’s interest in the landscape through the lens of how the impact of the Anthropocene affects the ways we relate to land - or to Country - or to place.

Paula draws from personal experiences: from places she’s walked across; from tracts of land into which she’s been a visitor; from sites she’s dreamed of.

The works started in her childhood, after taking long sea journeys with her mother to lands she’s only imagined, and they've continued to develop as memory-maps that also trace the parameters of global environmental anxiety. These works also confirm her interest in the processes and material of painting; yet they also offer refuge – images that can soothe as much as they can raise concerns.