Images depicted speak of absence, impressions, traces and memory relating to structures of a by-gone and present-day landscape. This translation from the physical landscape and my personal historical experience is then broken down in the studio through shapes, proportions and the tactility of materials and mediums.
far from what is familiar
bringing what is familiar
Born in Sydney, Australia. Qualifications include an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in London, UK and a BA Visual Arts Degree from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Polly has been the recipient of The Redland Art Prize, The NSW Travelling Art Scholarship and The Dyason Bequest from The Art Gallery of NSW. Residencies awarded include: The Arthur Boyd Residency, Italy (The Australia Council), The Moya Dyring Residency, Paris (The Art Gallery of NSW), The Onslow Storrier Residency, Paris (The National Art School) for 2006 and 2017, DRAWinternational, France, WASPS Studios, Glasgow, UK, The Gunnery Studio, Sydney (NSW Ministry for the Arts). Polly is also represented in collections such as The Art Gallery of NSW, Artbank Australia, University of Sydney, Redland Art Gallery and private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Europe and the UK. She currently works and lives in Sydney, Australia
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