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Ingrid Pollard: Books Relating To Her Art & Practice

Billing: Ingrid Pollard, Turner Prize Nominee

Sat 06 Aug – Fri 28 Oct
Honiton Library,48-50 New Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1BS Map

FREE No booking required - just drop in during library opening hours
Ingrid Pollard: Books Relating To Her Art & Practice

Ingrid Pollard, a leading figure in contemporary British art, has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2022. A display of books featuring her work, and on subjects that relate to her practice, will be available to view at Honiton Library during regular opening hours from 6th August.

The display coincides with an exhibition of new work by Ingrid Pollard at THG (Thelma Hubert Gallery) in Honiton. Ingrid Pollard: Three Drops of Blood runs from 6th August - 29th October.

Books on display include:

  • Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Turning Slowly (exhibition catalogue)
  • Ingrid Pollard: Postcards Home (exhibition catalogue)
  • A selection of fiction - Jamaica Kincaid
  • Space, Place, Gender - Doreen Massey
  • The Black Atlantic: modernity and double consciousness - Paul Gilroy
  • The Matter of Black Lives: writings from The New Yorker - edited by David Remnick and Jelani Cobb
  • Black British Lives Matter - Edited by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder
  • When We Say Black Lives Matters - Maxine Beneba Clarke (children's book)
  • Black Artists in British Art: a history from 1950 to the present - Eddie Chambers
  • The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon: global perspectives on contemporary art and difference - Gilane Tawadros
  • Victorian Fern Craze - Sarah Whittingham
  • The Ferns of Sidmouth - Peter Orland Hutchinson
  • The Ferns of the Axe - Rev. Z. I. Edwards
  • A Beginner's Guide to Fern Study - Margaret Merryweather
  • Great Women's Speeches - Anna Russell
  • Books on lace-making and Honiton lace
  • For All The Tea in China - Sarah Rose
  • Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History - Bill Laws

There will also be two related workshops taking place in libraries to complement the exhibition and display of books:

Text and Image: A Creative Workshop for Adults with artist and activity, Rudy Loewe

Exploring the Art of Ingrid Pollard: A Family-Friendly Workshop with Monica-Shanta
(Saturday 27th August, Honiton Library - free, drop-in)


Commissioned by talking on corners, THG's new exhibition illustrates the intimacy, care, nuance and technical skill of Pollard’s extensive practice as one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. This is a very rare opportunity to experience Pollard's work in the intimate context of the Georgian gallery at THG, once home to the artist Thelma Hulbert.

The exhibition will feature photography, print, mixed media, installation, text and found objects. This new body of work has been created in response to Ingrid's research in the UK including Devon. Pollard has honed in on botanical gardens and local lace-making as well as the unique historical collections of books at the Devon and Exeter Institution. Drawing out her interests in classification, knowledge, leisure, trade and money, these themes can be unfolded far beyond Devon, into conversations spanning generations and geographies.

Pollard's contributions to art during her career have broken new ground and forged pathways for younger generations, shaping Britain's understanding and histories of art, society and culture.

Portrait Ingrid Pollard © Emile Holba


The exhibition at THG is 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 activity. For full details of the programme, please visit THG website.

In addition to Libraries Unlimited, project partners include Devon and Exeter Institution, 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.

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