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Polymorphous portraits by artist Polly Borland on display at the NGV

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After having created portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, music’s moody man Nick Cave (practically gagged and in a blue wig, above) and Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie, artist Polly Borland has pretty much ticked a few boxes off the bucket list.

Opening tomorrow at NGV Australia in Federation Square, Polly Borland: Polyverse includes 60 works spanning the past decade and reveals Borland’s brilliant ability to render the body in alluring, enigmatic and surreal compositions.

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Borland will appear in conversation at 7pm Saturday 6th October at the gallery, so get in quick for tickets if you’d like to talk shop (or photoshop, for that matter) with one of our nation’s coolest picture-takers. Tickets to the talk are available via www.ngv.vic.gov.au otherwise entry into the exhibition is free.  Antonino Tati


‘Polly Borland: Polyverse’ is on from 28 September 2018 – 3 February 2019 | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square | FREE.

24 x 19.427  plus 3.5in border


Main image (top of story):

Polly Borland

Untitled (Nick Cave in a blue wig) 2010

Type C photograph,

1815.0 x 1500.0 cm,

National Gallery of Victoria


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