Jan 30
Tom Payne is a performance maker, facilitator, researcher and digital consultant. He works at Aberystwyth University with an artist led team on an AHRC funded research project entitled Towards Hydrocitizenship. This work seeks to engage communities around the UK in creative conversations about water and related issues by using participatory arts and humanities research methods. In support of this project he has created Hydrocitizens, an online community where others engaged in similar activities can exchange, debate and share practice. 

Tom Payne
Larch Log Fire - April 2013

He lives with his young family at Ty'n yr Helyg Barn. The barn is situated on an organic vegetable farm, near Llanrhystud in rural mid Wales. In 2013 he worked with community groups and other collaborators in order to transform part of the barn into a performance space. Ty'n yr Helyg Theatre is the site for an ongoing relational performance making practice that invites others to explore questions of ecology, environment and sustainability through collaborative handmade acts and the staging of ceremonial and ritual events.

Tom Payne wassail bowl
Wassail Bowl - January 2013

His recent practice based PhD research project explored site-specific and participatory practices. Specifically with reference to the launch year of National Theatre Wales and practices of location. In addition to his collaborative handmade practice he has also developed a solo practice of located spectatorship. This practice involves returning to the sites of performance in order to explore past events through memory and the traces that remain in the landscape. 

The Persians - August 2010

He has taught in Further and Higher Education since 2001 and specialises in performance, media and digital design.

Connect with Tom
Email: tsp06@aber.ac.uk

Jul 01
The Water Knows All My Secrets

This exhibition brings loss and disappearance---  of life, land, access and rights--- to the surface as it takes a critical look at our engagement with water, whether as a barrier, a threatening force of nature, or a resource at risk. 



Halil Altindere

Ursula Biemann

Osman Bozkurt

Jethro Brice

Nikolaj Larsen

Didem ?zbek

Mounira al Solh

Janaina Tsch?pe

M?ge Yilmaz 

Image: Ursula Biemann, video still from Subatlantic, 2015

144 West 14th St. | New York, NY 10011

Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 11 AM-6 PM, Thursday until 8 PM. 


Pratt Manhattan Gallery, a public art gallery affiliated with Pratt Institute, organizes and hosts exhibitions featuring contemporary art and design.


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