Ingrid Pollard Three Drops of Blood
6 August 2022 to 29 October 2022
Curated by talking on corners. Exhibition of new work by Ingrid Pollard, 2022 Turner Prize nominee.
This exhibition marks the first collaboration between talking on corners and THG, presenting renowned artist Ingrid Pollard to East Devon for the first time. Ingrid Pollard is recognised as one of the most influential British artists, breaking new ground and forging pathways for younger generations, shaping Britain's understanding and histories of art, society and culture.
The exhibition includes photography, print, mixed media, text, found objects and an extensive project archive. It is the culmination of a two-year research project which has seen Pollard travel across Devon. Drawing on her interests in classification, systems of knowledge, leisure, trade and money, Pollard has honed in on botanical gardens, ferns and the unique historical collections of books at the Devon and Exeter Institution. Part of Pollard's research involved exploring the representationof botanicals in local lace making, including the renowned Honiton lace.
Pollard works with objects and images in a skilful, nuanced way, imaginatively encouraging the viewer to consider notions of place and power.
Please join us for the exhibition opening on Saturday 6 August, 5-7pm.
Look out for our programme of coordinating events, talks and workshops:
- 20 August: Evening with award-winning folk singer and Paul Hamlyn recipient, Kate Young
- 22 August: Digital Photography workshop with Monica-Shanta
- 24 September: Camera Obscura Workshop with Ingrid Pollard
- 24 September: Artist and curator talk: Ingrid Pollard and Dr Ella S. Mills in conversation (BSL interpreted)
- 1 + 8 October: Print and Stitch Workshop with Michelle Moinzadeh
- 12 + 13 October: Disappearing Lines boatbuilding workshop with Gail McGarva
- 22 October: Creative Writing Workshop with Louisa Adjoa Parker
- 29 October: Talk with Liz Wells, Emeritus Professor, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Plymouth (BSL interpreted)
Project partners include Devon and Exeter Institution, Libraries Unlimited, The University of Exeter, Natural England, South Devon College and the University of Plymouth. In addition to the partners and funding from Arts Council England, the project is generously supported by the University of Exeter’s Geography Department, the Association for Art History, the Paul Mellon Centre, LewisDavey, and Kaleider.
Portrait Ingrid Pollard © Emile Holba
Image credit: Ingrid Pollard, 2022. © Ingrid Pollard
- Turner Prize 2022
- The Guardian, 03.05.22 - Ingrid Pollard: the Turner nominee uncovering Britain's secret shame
- Ingrid Pollard interview with Veronica Simpson/Studio International, 25.03.22
- The Guardian, 22.03.22 - 'People want me to say I'm alienated': Ingrid Pollard on the myths of art, race and landscape
- On Those Shore But in These Shoes: Ingrid Pollard by Ella S. Mills