WHEN : Until 25th November
WHERE : UQ Art Museum
Polly Borland’s photographic practice has straddled commercial/photographic documentary, and fine art practice, and is characterised by an edgy sensibility that lends her images tension and resonance. Her concerns have included identity, the outcast, beauty and ugliness. Drawn to the weird and wonderful, Borland’s left-of-centre approach transforms the ordinary, even banal, into the extraordinary.
Everything I want to be when I grow up is the first exhibition to survey the different strands of Borland’s work. It includes portraits of famous faces such as Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the series Australians, The Babies, Bunny and Smudge, and the most recent series, Pupa. Borland has lived in Britain since 1989, and presently lives in Los Angeles, USA.
Curator: Alison Kubler