polymath/pollymath

Polly Bagnall- painter, therapist, writer, mother. The break in this Blog is because I have taken time out to co-author ‘Ferguson’s Gang, the Remarkable Story of the National Trust Gangsters’, published by Pavilion November 2015. This was the culmination of 4 years of research and came out of an exhibition I curated at the National Trust property, […]

Colourswatch

Lemon Squash 2014 Mixed media (lemon squash, orange juice, blackcurrant juice, raspberry juice and acrylic) on linen 50 x50cm COLOURSWATCH at Espacio Gallery, East London was an exhibition curated by South London Women Artist’s. Selected participants were each given a colour swatch to respond to. My colour was a pale yellow named ‘Lemon Squash’. I often use […]

Experimental workshop at Langbourne Primary, London.

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 […]

Painting with spatulas, ashtrays and whisks

Working from my studio at home I find myself jumping between housework and artwork. The never ending domestic tasks become the start of new creative possibilities. Here are some experiments using spatulas, ashtrays and whisks amongst other things!