Public Gallery is pleased to present 'Tangled toes, twisted ears', a duo exhibition by London based artists Anousha Payne and Laila Tara H. Through a new body of work created in dialogue, both artists explore the act of storytelling. Dissecting the linear narratives to which their practices and characters have been bound, they in turn reveal an unrestricted freedom of identity. Both artists’ practices are rooted in heritage, Payne’s being oral tradition and Laila Tara H’s miniature painting, which forms a large part of their cross-over. Payne examines Indian folklore, carrying these stories through her practice and nurturing them into...
  • Anousha Payne (b. 1991, Southampton, UK) lives and works in London. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a...

    Anousha Payne (b. 1991, Southampton, UK) lives and works in London. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a BFA in 2014. Solo exhibitions include As She Laughs (with Anna Perach), Cooke Latham Gallery, London (2022); and here she dwells, indigo+madder, London (2020). Recent group exhibitions and residencies include Body en Thrall, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby, UK (2022); A...

  • Laila Tara H (b. 1995, London, UK) lives and works in London. She received her MA in Persian and Indian...

    Laila Tara H (b. 1995, London, UK) lives and works in London. She received her MA in Persian and Indian Miniature painting from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2019. Recent solo exhibitions include Duck Duck Goose, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (2022); Vexilloid, O Gallery, Tehran (2021); Sky-Circles (with Anusheh Zia), indigo+madder, London (2021); and Am I?, V.O. Curations, Lon...