Polly Borland

Polly Borland

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The Babies
The Babies, 2017, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, California, Installation view
Julianne in bath at home, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 40 x 60 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm), POB99.028
Julianne in bath at home, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 40 x 60 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm), POB99.028
Smudge, 2011, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, New York, Installation view
The Queen (Mr. Thomson), 2017, Hand stitched wool tapestry, 12 x 10 in (30.5 x 25.4 cm), POB17.006
The Queen (Mr. Thomson), 2017, Hand stitched wool tapestry, 12 x 10 in (30.5 x 25.4 cm), POB17.006
Human Condition, 2016, John Wolf, Los Angeles, California, Installation view
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Mummy Hazel’s sink, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 40 x 60 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm), POB99.044
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Cathy, Julianne, Snuggles and Roberta in Mummy Hazel’s garden, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 40 x 60 in (101.6 x 152.4 cm), POB99.077
The Queen (Mr. Hawkins), 2017, Hand stitched wool tapestry, 12 x 10 in (30.5 x 25.4 cm), POB17.002
The Queen (Mr. Hawkins), 2017, Hand stitched wool tapestry, 12 x 10 in (30.5 x 25.4 cm), POB17.002
Mummy Hazel's Nursery, Kent, England, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.002
Mummy Hazel’s Nursery, Kent, England, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.002
Party at Mummy Hazel's, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.006
Party at Mummy Hazel’s, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.006
Julianne at home, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.022
Julianne at home, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.022
The Queen (Mr. Elmer), 2017, Hand stitched wool tapestry, 12 x 10 in (30.5 x 25.4 cm), POB17.008
The Queen (Mr. Elmer), 2017, Hand stitched wool tapestry, 12 x 10 in (30.5 x 25.4 cm), POB17.008
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Julianne at home, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.047
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Daisy wrestling at lil’ kathi’s party, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm) POB99.058
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Snuggles in Mummy Hazel’s garden, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.074
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Snuggles, Julianne, Mummy Hazel, and Cathy in the street, 1994-1999, Archival pigment print, 26.6 x 40 in (67.6 x 101.6 cm), POB99.078

Born 1959, Melbourne
Lives and works in Los Angeles  

EDUCATION 

1983
Dip. Photography, Prahran College, Melbourne  

SOLO SHOWS 

2018
Polly Borland: Polyverse, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (forthcoming)
Morph Myself, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney (forthcoming)

2017
MONSTER, Murrary White Room, Melbourne
The Babies, NINO MIER GALLERY, Los Angeles  

2016
Not Good at Human, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney 

2014
YOU, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Wonky, The Australian Centre of Photography, Melbourne 

2013
YOU, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York 

2012
Pupa, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Everything I want to be when I grow up, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane 

2011
Smudge, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Smudge, Other Criteria, London
Smudge, Gloria Actar Birkhauser, Madrid 

2010
Smudge, Murray White Room, Melbourne 

2008
Bunny, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Bunny, Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London 

2002
The Babies, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne 

2001
Polly Borland: Australians, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Polly Borland: Australians, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne 

2000
Polly Borland: Australians, National Portrait Gallery, London 

1999
The Babies, 1999 Meltdown Festival curated by Nick Cave, Southbank, London 

1984
Polly Borland, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne  

GROUP SHOWS 

2018
Galerie Pompom, Sydney (forthcoming)
Murray Whiteroom, Melbourne (forthcoming)

2017
Homeward Bound, Nicodim, Los Angeles
Group Show, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney
Group Show, Murray White Room, Melbourne 

2016
Human Condition, John Wolf, Los Angeles
Group Show, Sullivan & Strumpf, Sydney 

2015
Borland + Borland, Camberra Glass Works, Camberra 

2014
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York City
‘Pardon My French’, Marcas Gallery, Anaheim California
Episodes: Australian Photography Now, at the 13th Dong Gang International Photo Festival Seoul, Korea
Art Basel, Hong Kong
Other Criteria Flagship Store/Gallery Opening, New York City 

2013
We used to talk about love, Balnaves contemporary: photomedia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 

2012
Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart
Royal Melbourne, City Gallery, Melbourne 

2011
GROUP04, Murray White Room, Melbourne
The University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Let the Healing Begin, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, opening exhibition 

2010
Shoebox Art – Exhibition and Auction, The Haunch of Venison, London
PREVIEW 10, Murray White Room, Melbourne 

2009
Wild Things, Stricola Contemporary, New York
William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne 

2008
GROUP 01, Murray White Room, Melbourne 

2007
Nick Cave: The Exhibition, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne 

2004
2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand 

2003
Play, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Melbourne 

2002
Golden Jubilee Portraits, National Portrait Gallery and Windsor Castle, London
Contemporary Australian Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Ten Year Anniversary John Kobal Photographic Award Show, National Portrait Gallery, London
Nick Cave: The good son, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington
About Face: an exhibition of contemporary Australian photo-media, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Psycho: Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggionato Gallery, London
Play, Plimsoll Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart 

2001
Young British Artists, National Portrait Gallery, London 

1999
Glossy: Faces Magazines Now, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 

COLLECTIONS 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Murderme Ltd., London
Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane
City of Melbourne, Melbourne
Lyon Housemuseum, Melbourne
Hayman Collection, Melbourne  

AWARDS & COMMISSIONS 

2017
Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

 2001
Photographed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her Golden Jubilee 

1994
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1994 

FILM 

Polymorphous, Screening and Artist Talk with Polly Borland
Directed by Alex Chomicz
Other Criteria Gallery, New York City, 2014
http://vimeo.com/48286591 

Polymorphous, a documentary on Polly Borland and her work
Directed by Alex Chomicz
ABC Television, Australia, March 2013
http://vimeo.com/48286591 

 IO Echo – Berlin it’s All a Mess.
Directed by: Polly Borland & John Hillcoat
MOCA TV, commissioned by: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDmlT4Qq2vc  

Polly Borland
Art Nation, ABC TV, Australia
Aired 5 September 2010
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3002024.htm  

LINKS 

www.pollyborland.com
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/11/25/1227491547052.html  

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 Polly Borland YOU, Perimeter Editions, Australia, 2013
Polly Borland SMUDGE, Actar, Madrid, 2010
Polly Borland BUNNY, Other Criteria, London, 2008
Polly Borland The Babies, essay by Susan Sontag, PowerHouse Books, New York, 2001
Polly Borland Australians, National Portrait Gallery London and National Portrait Gallery Canberra, 2000
Jane O’Sullivan, Curator’s Take, Australian Art Collector, Issue 62, 2012
Tracey Clement, The twisted portraiture of Polly Borland, Art Guide Australia, September/October 2012
Dan Rule, Traveller in a strange land, The Saturday Age, Art & Design, August 18, 2012
Robert Nelson, Review in Visual Arts, The Age, September 12, 2012
Everything I want to be when I grow up, Catalogue, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 2012
Face Off, Annemarie Kiely, Vogue Living Australia, January/February 2011
ABCTV Art Nation, Sunday 5 September 2010, http://www.abc.net.au/arts/stories/s3002024.htm
Oyster Magazine online, September 2010, http://oystermag.com/polly-borland
Dan Rule, Around the Galleries, The Age, Saturday 21 August 2010
Dan Rule, Melbourne Broadsheet, 27 August 2010. http://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/arts-andentertainment/article/polly-borland-smudge
Polly Borland BUNNY, Other Criteria, London, 2008
Polly Borland The Babies, essay by Susan Sontag, powerHouse Books, New York, 2001
Polly Borland Australians, National Portrait Gallery London and National Portrait Gallery Canberra, 2000
Polly Borland: Portfolio, Photofile #65, May 2002
Natalie King, Art round up: Melbourne, Art Monthly Australia, No. 157, March 2003
How We Met: Gwendolynne Christie and Polly Borland, The Independent, Sunday Review, UK, 29 June 2008
Sheer Polly: Will Self salutes Polly Borland, The Independent, UK, 24 July 2008
Polly Borland’s Best Shot, by Leo Benedictus, The Guardian, UK, 15 May 2008
Turning Playboy image on its head, Richard Willingham, The Age, 26 November 2008
ABC TV, Sunday Arts, screened 27 July 2008
Private Worlds, BUNNY review by Ashley Crawford, The Weekend Australian, August 2 – 3, 2008
Points of View: Polly Borland BUNNY, Photofile #84, Summer 2008
Getting to the heart of the matter: Polly Borland by Ruth Learner, Poster Magazine, Issue 18, Summer 2008/2009 

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“In the Galleries: Six Shows to See Right Now”
BroadSheet
November 27, 2017
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“Polly Borland “Monster”
Design Files
November 16, 2017
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“Polly Borland treads further into darkness, turning celebrities into monsters”
The Sydney Morning Herald
November 17, 2017
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“Polly Borland: Babies Are Us”
Artslant
August 16, 2017
By Christina Catherine Martinez
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“Exploring the strange, secretive lives of England’s adult babies”
Huck Magazine
July 31, 2017
By Dominique Sisley
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“Exploring the strange, secretive lives of England’s adult babies”
Dazed
July 27, 2017
By Niall Flynn
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“Inside the Secret World of Adult Babies”
Crave
July 21, 2017
By Miss Rosen
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“Go Gaga for Man- Baby Photos from London’s Infantilist Scene”
Creators
July 18, 2017
By DJ Pangburn
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“Polly Borland’s Photographs Reveal the Weird and Wonderful World of Adult Babies”
LA Weekly
July 17, 2017
By Catherine Womack
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“Must See: Polly Borland’s Surreal Series ‘The Babies'”
Bullett
July 12, 2017
By Cait Munro
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