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Perimeter Talks | Polly Borland

Perimeter is thrilled to continue its programming initiative Perimeter Talks in 2018. Taking place approximately once a month, the series features lectures, panel discussions and more casual in-conversations with publishers, artists, curators, designers, writers and editors. The talks explore and address various themes and issues relating to contemporary photographic, art and design publishing – helping demystify, challenge and offer insight into publishing as a medium and a practice. Our eleventh talk of 2018 will see celebrated Australian artist Polly Borland discuss her new book Morph (Perimeter Editions) – which coincides with a major exhibition, Polyverse, at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne. Borland’s new book offers an incisive new vantage on the celebrated Australian-born, Los Angeles-based photographer’s explorations of anthropomorphic soft-sculpture and abstracted portraiture.

With a career stretching back to the 1980s, Polly Borland is one of Australia’s foremost photographic artists. Famed for her early editorial work and portraiture – which saw her photograph the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Nick Cave, Donald Trump, Susan Sontag, Monica Lewinsky and Cate Blanchett for a host of clients such as The Guardian, The New York Times and The New Yorker – her art practice has seen her exhibit widely in Australia, the UK, Europe and the United States, including the exhibition at the NGV, Polyverse. Her books include The Babies (2000), Bunny (2008), Smudge (2010) and YOU (Perimeter Editions, 2013).

The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Event Details
WHERE: Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury
WHEN: Saturday October 6, 1pm–2pm Seating strictly limited.
Ticketed event ($8.50). Book now via Eventbrite.

Contact emma@perimeterbooks.com for any enquiries.