Visual Arts Australian Exclusive Australia

FRI 28 SEPTEMBER—SUN 03 FEBRUARY

Polly Borland

Polyverse

Free Event

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Free Event


How can the same sight be both sensuous and arresting, upsetting yet familiar? Polly Borland will show you if you’re game.

From deconstructions of the archetypal Playboy nymph featuring English actor Gwendolynne Christie (Bunny) to the playfully grotesqued features of Nick Cave and others (Smudge), Borland’s lens brings the abject and seductive to the figure.

Whether exquisitely distorted or extravagantly dressed, Borland’s subjects are captured in moments of vulnerability, with the surreal and the mundanely human stirred through each artwork in equal measure.

Celebrated works from Bunny, Smudge and other acclaimed series including Not Good at Human and Monster present Borland’s unique practice over a 10-year period, and will be shown alongside the artist’s enthralling large-scale lenticular works.

 

POLLY BORLAND IN CONVERSATION

NGV AUSTRALIA, EXHIBITION SPACE
7PM, SAT 06 OCTOBER

Celebrating the opening of Polly Borland: Polyverse, the artist speaks in conversation with ABC News Breakfast host Virginia Trioli about her new and recent works on display at the NGV as part of the exhibition.

Presented in assocation with NGV

Bookings available soon.

Partners

  • Presented by the NGV as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival
  • With support from
IMAGE | Polly Borland. Untitled (Nick Cave in a blue wig), 2010. National Gallery of Victoria.
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