A leading portrait photographer before moving to the UK from her native Australia in 1989, Polly has earned her reputation for specialising in stylised portraiture and offbeat reportage. In the 90s she worked regularly for numerous UK and US publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Independent and Dazed and Confused.
In 1994 she won the prestigious John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, and a selection of photographs from The Babies was exhibited at the South Bank’s Meltdown Festival in 1999, curated that year by Nick Cave.
The National Portrait Gallery in London and Australia have acquired a number of Borland’s photographs for its collection, and in 2000 both exhibited a solo show of her work. Powerhouse published her first book The Babies in 2001 with an essay by Susan Sontag. In that same year she was one of eight chosen photographers to photograph the Queen for her Golden Jubilee.
Borland collaborated with Lauren Child on two children’s books for Puffin, reworking the fairytales The Princess and the Pea, and Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Michael Hoppen Contemporary exhibited her Bunny project in August 2008 – a series of portraits of a giant girl called Gwen. A book of this work was published by Other Criteria that same year.
The series of photographs 'Smudge' was exhibited in Australia at Murray White Room in August 2010 and then at Other Criteria in 2011. In 2012 a survey show of Polly Borland’s work was held at UQ in Australia.
November 30, -0001SAVE THE DATE: Polly Borland's Smudge
Join Other Criteria to celebrate the launch of Smudge, a series of 20 C-type prints by Polly Borland.
Thursday 17th March 6-8pm
36 New Bond Street
November 30, -0001DAYDREAMING… WITH JAMES LAVELLE
DAYDREAMING… WITH JAMES LAVELLE is a unique and visceral new exhibition experience, bringing together some of the most high profile and acclaimed creative names working in music, art, film, fashion and design. Each artist will create a brand new artwork inspired by new music composed for the project by UNKLE.
Daydreaming with James Lavelle Friday 27th – Monday 30th August 2010
Artists include: 3D, AZZI GLASSER, BEN DRURY, BOUDICCA, DAN GLASSER, DAVID NICHOLSON, FAILE , FUTURA, JAMIE SHOVLIN , JOHN HILLCOAT, IAN MONROE, JONAS BURGERT, NATHAN COLEY, OSWALDO MACIA, POLLY BORLAND, SIMON BIRCH, WARREN DU PREEZ & NICK THORNTON JONES.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.
November 30, -0001Polly Borland’s The Princess and the Pea
The showcase of Puffin books is part of a year of birthday celebrations organised by the publisher. Bookshops and libraries have been given packs to host Puffin parties and a series of £3.99 “Pocket Money Puffins” have already proved very popular!
November 30, -0001Polly Borland — YOU
Exhibition: September 18 – October 19, 2013 Paul Kasmin Gallery, 511 West 27 Street, New York
PK SHOP is showing a solo exhibition of photographs by Polly Borland entitled YOU. On view at 511 West 27 Street, the exhibition will present an intimate look at works from two of the artist’s latest series.
This selection of photographs from Polly Borland’s most recent series Smudge shows a combination of exuberant playfulness and dark, masqueraded sexuality. Created in a setting of spontaneity and constant experimentation, these works are distinctly raw and wildly imaginative. Other Criteria exhibited Borland’s Smudge work in April 2011 at our New Bond Street shop, see images of the launch event here.
For those of you who missed our exhibition and are unable to visit New York, pop into our Hinde Street shop where we currently have Borland’s Smudge photography on display.
November 30, -0001LAUNCH PHOTOS: Polly Borland’s Smudge
Thanks to everyone who came to the launch of Polly Borland‘s new prints Smudge last night and made it a successful and fun evening. For those of you who missed it, check out our photos of the night here.
To see the full collection of Smudge works, including the hand woven tapestries, click here.
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November 30, -0001GROUP EXHIBITION
GILDED HOLIDAY 5 NOVEMBER - 23 DECEMBER 2014 PK SHOP 297 TENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK TEL +1 (212) 563 4474 www.paulkasmingallery.com