Ingrid Pollard is a leading artist and photographer working in Britain today.

Her contributions to art over the past 40 years have broken new ground and forged pathways for younger generations, shaping Britain’s understanding and histories of art, society and culture.

During her time at the Institution, Pollard will create a new piece of work in response to the histories of Devon and the South West.  Through her photographic research and practice into nature, Pollard explores narratives of people and places across industry, labour and individual experiences, which has shaped our stories and landscapes.

An introductory talk between Ingrid and Cultural Historian Ella S Mills, has been filmed at the Institution and is available here.

This has been made possible by the curatorial production team, talking on corners supported by Arts Council England and The Next Chapter project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It is part of a wider project focused on the work of Ingrid Pollard, in collaboration with Libraries Unlimited, The Thelma Hulburt Gallery and the Arts & Culture and Geography departments at the University of Exeter.

Look out for a wide-ranging programme of events throughout the coming year including workshops with Pollard, local and national creative practitioners, artist and academic talks, and a symposium.

Image credit: Rhodri Cooper.