Campbelltown Arts Centre
Exhibition: 14 April – 3 June
Opening: 13 April, 6.30pm
Polly Borland is included in Sheer Fantasy, curated by Western Sydney artist, David Capra. "Sheer Fantasy suspends time to confront the role of the fantastical and how it plays within our collective conscious. In this exhibition, the world as we know it bends and shifts, making room to indulge in our greatest fantasies.
The exhibition includes a number of newly commissioned works, where artists have contemplated private and internal landscapes that have long influenced their practice. Manifested in bold architectural additions to the gallery spaces, these backdrops provide an immersive experience of constructed escapisms that are strangely familiar; referencing movie sets of Hollywood Westerns, candy-coloured theme parks and fanciful theatrics. Nostalgic tropes surrounding the notion of make-believe are questioned, loosened and pulled apart, allowing the imagination to run free. The opening night will feature a performance by L’astro ArmonicoString Orchestra, conducted by Mr George Kowalik."