Artist Talk: Ingrid Pollard will be in conversation with Carol McKay, 21 October 2013, 3.00-4.30pm. Free, all welcome, booking requested HERE.
Regarding the Frame
For some four decades, Ingrid Pollard has been exploring the romanticism of the English landscape and its hidden histories in a practice that has encompassed printmaking and drawing as well as photography. Hers is a measured creativity, one in which she recognises the attraction of pastoral tradition, whilst alluding to its exclusions, contradictions and hidden histories. A British-Guyanese artist, she has continually explored relations of the urban and rural, questioning the nature of belonging, and the practices through which identities are constituted. For some time now she has tested and extended this creative practice whilst artist-in-residence at VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities), based for a year in the remote Northumberland hills of Highgreen estate in Tarset. Her approach to artistic research is well suited to such a context, enabling a sustained period of creative fieldwork in which she has observed, walked and talked in and around the locale, often in the company of those who live and work there. A selection of work produced during her year in Northumberland will be exhibited in the Minster nave.
Sunderland Minster provides the context for a series of talks, slideshow events and exhibitions during The Social 18 October – 16 November. Highlights from two newly completed photographic research projects will be exhibited in the Minster nave.