Polly Borland: Everything I want to be when I grow up

Polly Borland's photographic practice has straddled commercial/photographic documentary, and fine art practice, and is characterised by an edgy sensibility that lends her images tension and resonance. Her concerns have included identity, the outcast, beauty and ugliness. Drawn to the weird and wonderful, Borland’s left-of-centre approach transforms the ordinary, even banal, into the extraordinar

Art Exhibition previously on at UQ Art Museum in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 01 September 2012 to Sunday 25 November 2012

Untitled-XVII 2004–2005 image Polly Borland: Everything I want to be when I grow up image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 06 November 2012.
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Everything I want to be when I grow up is the first exhibition to survey the different strands of Borland’s work. It includes portraits of famous faces such as Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the series Australians, The Babies, Bunny and Smudge, and the most recent series, Pupa. Borland has lived in Britain since 1989, and presently lives in Los Angeles, USA.

Curator: Alison Kubler