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The Australian National University

Patsy Payne

Position: Emeritus Fellow


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BSc (ANU), GradDip (SCA), BVA (SCA), BA (USyd)


Patsy exhibits regularly nationally and internationally and her work is held in public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian National Library and the Frans Masereel Centre Archive, Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. Patsy studied archaeology at Sydney University before completing a Visual Arts degree at Sydney College of the Arts and later a Bachelor of Science at ANU.

Patsy's practice has been characterised by an ongoing interest in the relationship of her body to the rest of the world and how the boundary between the individual and the world seems to be a permeable membrane rather than an opaque barrier. It explores how experiences, landscapes, relationships with things and beings are embedded in us tangibly and ephemerally and act as agents of change in the body.


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