NGV Australia, Federation Square
Until 3 February 2019
Polly Borland's Polyverse, an exhibition of new and recent works by the celebrated Australian artist, is now open at the National Gallery of Victoria. Born in Melbourne and now living in Low Angeles, Borland is known for her photographs of iconic subjects including Queen Elizabeth II, Nick Cave and Gwendoline Christie. Her more recent practice explores the possibilities of abstraction and the surreal, in images which present the human form in surprising and unfamiliar ways; an amalgamation of humour, the uncanny and a disquieting uneasiness. The NGV exhibition includes works from Borland's important 'Monster', 'Bunny' and 'Smudge' series, in addition to a previously un-exhibited body of work which will form part of Polymorph, her solo exhibition with S+S this November.