HANNAH PAYNE, TM LIGHTING
HEAD OF CURATORIAL PROGRAMME, YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK
Where did your interest in the arts come from?
I grew up around art and beautiful drawings. My grandfather Richard Kennedy was the illustrator of the Pippy Longstocking books, the ultimate feminist icon.
Tell us about a woman, well-known or not, whom you admire and why.
My mum. She’s always encouraged me to pursue my career dreams. She’s 70+ and has an endless energy for campaigning for women; those from disadvantaged backgrounds in the UK, to refugees from places of international conflict.
What advice would you give to women starting in the art world?
Relationships are everything in the art world. Nurture these and it will come back to you in spades later on.