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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 marked 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 included photography, print, mixed media, text, found objects and an extensive project archive. It was the culmination of a two-year research project which saw Pollard travel across Devon. Drawing on her interests in classification, systems of knowledge, leisure, trade and money, Pollard honed in on botanical gardens, ferns and the unique historical collections of books at the Devon and Exeter Institution. Part of Pollard's research also involved exploring the representation of botanicals in local lace making, including the renowned Honiton lace.

Read our exhibition review in The Guardian 05.09.22 

Ingrid Pollard in the press

Watch artist talk with Ingrid Pollard

Programme of coordinating events, talks and workshops:

This exhibition was part of a wider project in Devon produced by Ella S. Mills of talking on corners focused on the work of Pollard with a varied programme of activities - view the calendar of events.

Project partners include Devon and Exeter InstitutionLibraries UnlimitedThe University of ExeterNatural EnglandSouth Devon College and the University of PlymouthIn addition to the partners and funding from Arts Council England, the project was generously supported by the University of Exeter’s Geography Departmentthe Association for Art Historythe Paul Mellon CentreLewisDavey, and Kaleider. 

Images by Simon Tutty