Fish and Noodles White Conduit Projects 11.3.16 A performative painting to commemorate 5 years since the Japanese Tsunami. Devised by Polly Bagnall and performed by Polly and Mizuki Tsuge. The sound of thunder chopsticks stop stirring noodles dinner interrupted by Johanna Gilmour Two scrolls with haikus written with chopsticks and noodles and squid. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A group show by the Fabelists includes several of my paintings.
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 […]
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!
I was asked to do a performance for The Other Art Fair this April 26th and 27th 2013. I have devised an interactive drawing event ‘Traffic’. My starting point was a wish to track and record the ordinary passage of people across a walkway in the main hall. In common with much of my work […]