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Ingrid Pollard: No Cover Up
28th May, 2021 to 23rd July, 2021
Communities / Tangents / Archives
Ingrid Pollard uses different photographic processes alongside printmaking, artist books, installation, video and audio to shed new light on important subjects. Following a residency in 2019 this solo exhibition, No Cover Up, will reveal her responses to the materials held in the Lesbian archive at Glasgow Women’s Library. This exhibition gives voice to the archive. Offering new insights on its content and reminds us that LGBTQ+ culture is alive and thriving and at the forefront of activism. Highlighting issues that are as relevant today as when the Lesbian Archive was founded.
Ingrid Pollard, No Cover Up, Friday 28th May to Friday 23rd July, visit during GWL opening hours
Ingrid Pollard is a multi-media artist, photographer, researcher and lecturer. Pollard has developed a social practice concerned with representation, history and landscape with reference to race, difference and the materiality of lens-based media. Her work is included in numerous collections including the UK Arts Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Recent works include a re-examination of the UK and international archives to decolonise ethnographic and state-sponsored imagery of the former colonised countries.
In 2020 Ingrid Pollard and MK Gallery were awarded the Freelands Foundation Award to host a major exhibit of Ingrid’s work in 2022. In 2019 Ingrid Pollard was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, and in 2018 was the inaugural Stuart Hall Associate Fellow at the University of Sussex.
Selected for and supported by the Glasgow International 2021 Across the City Programme. Funded by Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund which is run by the Museums Association.
Exhibition Text Materials
Paper copies of these documents are available at GWL.
You can download a Microsoft Word version of the Exhibition text handout here: Ingrid Pollard Exhibition Handout
You can download a Microsoft Word version of the audio transcripts for Ingrid Pollard’s ‘audio-books’ here: Combined audio-books audio transcripts Ingrid Pollard 2021
You can read this blog post for a list of some of the references shared by Ingrid Pollard in relation to campaigns and demonstrations such as Bradford 12, Newham 8, Who Killed Colin Roach, and Hands Off Grenada.
Ingrid Pollard and curator Freya Monk-McGowan discuss No Cover Up for Encounters: A Glasgow International Podcast here. You can download the audio transcript here: Encounters Podcast Transcript_Ingrid Pollard and Freya Monk McGowan_GWL
In Conversation: Ingrid Pollard and Mason Leaver-Yap
Ingrid Pollard and Mason Leaver-Yap in conversation, chaired by Freya Monk-McGowan. Together they discuss Ingrid’s recent residency and commission with Glasgow Women’s Library, and the process of working within a relatively young archive, the Lesbian Archive held within GWL’s collection. This event was recorded on Thursday 24th June 2021 and will be available online until late August 2021.
This exhibition is open to all, free to attend and there is no need to book. Visit during GWL opening hours.
Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.