Practicing Landscape Symposium: Ingrid Pollard Keynote
Reading Landscape Research Group

Event Type:

Research Presentation


Online via Zoom – link sent by email to registered guests


6 Nov 2020
13:00 - 14:15



‘Parabiosis’, from Landscape Trauma series (2001)
Ingrid Pollard

Practicing Landscape Symposium: Ingrid Pollard Keynote

Event info

Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation
Reading Landscape Research Group Symposium
6 November - 11 December 2020

Keynote: Ingrid Pollard
Friday 6 November 2020 via Zoom

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Ingrid Pollard is the first keynote for the symposium ‘Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation’, organised by GSA’s Reading Landscape Research Group. The respondent is Dr Tiffany Boyle from GSA.

The symposium takes place over six Fridays, from 6 Nov – 12 Dec 2020, comprising two Keynote speakers – Ingrid Pollard and Dr Louise Purbrick – and four thematic sessions. Each free online event can be booked via Eventbrite.

The symposium asks: How do contemporary art and other interdisciplinary practices engage with (and expand) the themes of Land, Histories and Transformation? How can such practices work with contested histories, identities and remoteness in specific locations? What do land and other material practices reveal in terms of transformation, heritage and sustainability?  Which practical, creative and critical theoretical frameworks are currently being utilised to interrogate the politics of Land, Histories and Transformation? How can a reflexive curatorial process activate these themes?

Ingrid Pollard

A mixed-media artist and researcher, Pollard uses digital, analogue and alternative photographic processes, also incorporating printmaking, image-text and artist books, installation, video and audio. Pollard studied Film and Video at the London College of Printing and MA in Photographic Studies, University of Derby and holds a PhD from the University of Westminster. She was one of twenty founding members of Autograph (the Association of Black Photographers), and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. In 2018, Pollard was the Inaugural Stuart Hall Research Fellow in the same year. She has worked as an artist-in-residence at a number of organisations, including Project Row Houses, Houston Texas, US, 2004; Croydon College of Art, 2011; and Glasgow Women’s Library, 2019. Her work has been exhibited widely, including Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum & Photographers Gallery, London; NGBK, Berlin; the Caribbean Cultural Centre, New York; the National Art Gallery of Barbados; and Camerawork, San Francisco. In 2019, she received the BALTIC Artist Award and was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award.

Ingrid Pollard has been in residence at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL), as part of Glasgow International, now 2021. Having taken part in GI2018 with Deep Down Body Thirst, curated by Radclyffe Hall, Ingrid returns to Glasgow and the festival with a new exhibition exploring Lesbian history and culture.

Dr Tiffany Boyle

Dr Tiffany Boyle (GSA) is a researcher, curator and writer, based in the Department of Design History & Theory at GSA and working as part of the curatorial duo Mother Tongue. Forthcoming projects include '7x7' - a solo presentation from artist susan pui san lok for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2021. Between Spring 2019-2020, she was a Postdoctoral and Senior Scholar Research Fellow with the Hauser & Wirth Institute NY.