A Fluxus Inspired Transatlantic Exchange Between Polly Bagnall (UK)and Melissa Staiger (USA) To ‘Connect’ with, a person, a moment, an idea. This is the concept behind my body of work, which I call Field Recording. Focusing on an Experience, and the minute events within it I have used graphic and non-traditional mark-making in an […]
I was asked to submit paintings for a Halloween ritual to celebrate Samhain, a pagan festival that coincides with the start of winter. Using edible materials and my tongue as a painting implement I made the following four paintings. They are painted on linen, but made with saffron, beetroot, sweet potato, wine, blackberry, elderflower and […]
The following 24 paintings are a selection of smallish paintings (30 x30 or 40 x 40cm) on linen. Each is a response to the ambient phenomena of that time of year. Painted in mixed media (oil; acrylic; beetroot; wine and saffron) applied with parts of the body (calf, palm, tongue, thumbs) as well as implements […]
A group show by the Fabelists includes several of my paintings.
In June I led a series of experimental art workshops for the Year 6’s (11 year olds) at my local Primary School, Langbourne Primary in Southwark, London. Again I am playing with the creative overlap between everyday actions and materials and invited the children to experiment using gloves, hats, pan scourers etc. to create their […]
The Hebrides Suite polly bagnall 2013 CD image In July I made a Midsummer’s whistlestop tour of the Outer Hebrides: London – Oban – South Uist – Noth Uist – Berneray – Harris – Lewis – Ullapool – Home I was taking visual recordings whilst Professor Cathy Lane was completing a series of sound recordings for […]
Experimenting with snail traces…. In my continuing investigation into the remarkable visual properties of everyday activities I have been re-viewing domestic tasks etc. As I have described my interest in compost heaps and washing lines I find I am not alone. Do feel free to post your own images. I would love […]
I was pleased to have a painting selected for this year’s Centenary Open at the London Group. It is one of a series of paintings on linen made since completing my MA in September last year. I use bodily or domestic processes to create them- scratching, licking, scrubbing and whisking paint and edible pigments across […]
at 3 Pond Cottages, Dulwich Common, SE21 Jurassic Journey III was sold following 2012’s Open House. It is now installed in it’s new home. It was a pleasure to have previous clients come. Untitled May (featured above) Made with spatula and finger-brushes was bought by the playwright, Howard Brenton, whose play ‘The Arrest of Ai […]
As part of the event I devised at The Other Art Fair the lovely and talented Isabel Adomakoh Young sang ‘Cry Me A River’ with charcoal sticks clipped within her fabulous hair. The visual trace she created echoed her expressive singing. Definitely an experiment worth developing!