Penelope Payne

Born  Singapore

Lives Whitley Bay UK


I work full time from my studio in Cullercoats on the North East coastline.

My practice is a based on interactions with the physical and the psychological. 

I use media that reflects the work that I am creating. Continually stretching the boundaries of my practice.

By the use of the humblest of materials our transience, fragility and impermanence are considered. 

Sculptural forms and two dimensional drawings are created symbiotically.


1994 - 1995 BTEC Diploma Interior Design

1988 - 1992 Newcastle University BA HONS Fine Art

1987 - 1988 Lincoln College of Art Foundation

Interior and art workshops

2012 -2017 School and youth groups throughout

the North East.

Hackney College 2001/02


Minuscule, Venice 2019

Minuscule, Cross Lane Project Kendal 2019

7th Chinese open. Year of the pig 2019

Middlesborough Art Weekender 2018

Embracing the Underdog London 2018

Pop up Art Shop 2016/ 2014/ 2012

Bronze Age Foundry group show

Felling two man sculpture show

Riverside group show sponsored by Northern Arts

Public works

2018 Butterfly project Marine Park

Sculptural chair project. 2014-2016. Sunderland 

Pop up Dark Room. The Big Draw 2016

Friendship Field Sculpture project Whitley Bay/ Chapel House/Washington 2015/2016

Gallery Work

The Old school House. Alnmouth

Gallery 52 Berwick

Pure Gallery Whitley Bay


Venice 2019. Opening night.