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In conversation: Polly Borland

Streamed live at 12:30pm (AEDT), Thursday 16th December 2021
In Conversation: Polly Borland
Video: 50 minutes

Join us for a very special conversation event with internationally celebrated Australian artist Polly Borland. Polly’s work is held in collections globally, including eleven portraits in the National Portrait Gallery's collection. Known for unexpected revelations within her photographic portraiture, she exhibits worldwide, including a solo exhibition at the NGV in 2018-19. From Los Angeles, California, Polly will join our Digital Manager Gill Raymond for a chat about her work and life as a photographer over the last few years.

Video transcript

9 portraits

1 HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2001. © Polly Borland. Reproduced courtesy of Polly Borland and Anna Schwartz Gallery. 2 Professor Germaine Greer, 1999. © Polly Borland. 3 Sir Robert May AC KT, 1999. © Polly Borland. 4 Elle Macpherson, 2000. © Polly Borland. All Polly Borland.

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