Approved: 02.03.2007

Polly Cruse

Artist, Maker

Approved: 02.03.2007

My practise involves sculpture and photography, employing everyday items as materials. Focusing on the everyday, and the relationships between the intangible and the material, I am currently investigating the need for and creation of an interior haven fom the outside world and the importance played by objects, gifts, memorabilia and flowers. I am looking to bring attention to these items by photographing

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  • Location: Norwich, East
  • Activities: Private commissions, Studio practice
 
 
 

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    Biography

    My practise involves sculpture and photography, employing everyday items as materials. Focusing on the everyday, and the relationships between the intangible and the material, I am currently investigating the need for and creation of an interior haven fom the outside world and the importance played by objects, gifts, memorabilia and flowers. I am looking to bring attention to these items by photographing common place objects and one or more flowers, arranged into 'still life' compositions to create images of beauty, narrative and potential humour. My current photographs are influenced and informed by Dutch 16th and 17th century Romantic painting.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and Training

    2004 - MA Fine Art, Norwich Scool of Art and Design, Norwich

    Solo Exhibitions

    2014 Still Lives, Norwich Arts Centre,St Benedict's St. Norwich. Supported by the National Lottery/Arts Council England, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council.

    2010 - British Red Cross Shop, Norwich

    2009 - Polly Cruse, Baskerville House, Birmingham

    2008 - Captured Moments of Dreamt Freedom, Wembly Point , Wembly

    2008 - Proud to Present, Jane Askew Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk

    2008 - Pussycat, Pussycat..., Windows 204, 204, Glocester Road, Bristol

    2006 - Out of the Ordinary - Solo Exhibition, Ella Lyon Gallery, Wymondham, Norfolk

    Group Exhibitions

    2014 - 20x20, Open Art exhibition, The Artist Sanctuary, Northampton

    2014 - 20 now 70, Norwich 20 Group, the Forum,Norwich

    2014 - Norwich 20 Group Go Underground, the Undercroft, Norwich

    2013 - Spring Show, Norwich 20 Group, The Forum, Norwich.

    2012 - Outstanding, Stew, Norwich

    2011 - Evocations, Wymondham Arts Centre, Wymondham, Norfolk.

    2011 - Inspirations, St James Court., Norwich

    2010 - Orchestra of Strings, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church., London

    2009 - Imaginings, The Gallery. Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich Norfolk

    2009 - Out There, Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich

    2009 - Voicing Visions , St Margaret's Church, St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk

    2009 - Art Below, Highbury and Islington Underground Station. London

    2008 - Art Sans Frontiers Deux, Bally Shoe Factory, Norwich

    2007 - Archipel, Atelier Carcavel, Crest, France

    2007 - Spirit of The Age, Salthouse Church, Salthouse, Norwich.

    2007 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Art Centre, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

    2007 - Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 

    2007 - Global Shoe Project, Victoria, Canada

    2006 - Art Below, Highbury and Islington Underground Station, London

    2007 - Halesworth Gallery Exhibition, Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth, Suffolk 

    2005 - Landscape 2000. Norwich Castle Open Art Show, Norwich Castle Museum, Norwich

    2004 - Crossing the Line, Salthouse Church, Salthouse, Norfolk 

    2004 - MA 04, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich

    2003 - Il Sguardo e il Labarinto, Ascea, Italy

    2003 - Norwich Fringe Festival, Bally Shoe Factory, Norwich

    2001 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk

    2001 - Lemon Street Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

    2001 - Miscellaneous, Atelier Carcavel, Crest, France Artist talks

    2009 - Satellite 'In Conversation', Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

    Projects

    2007 Satellite, artist led collective - founder member

    2014 Satellite In Conversation - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich.- supported by the National Lottery/Arts Council England, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council

    2011 - Satellite Portfolio, Aid and Abet, Cambridge

    Competitions ,Prizes and Awards

    2014 20x20 Open Exhibition selected. The Artist Sanctuary, Northampton

    2007 and 2009 - Artist Access to Art Schools, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich  

    2007 - Eastern Open 2007 - Best in Show, King's Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk

    2007 - Exeter Open Art Exhibition selected. Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

    2006 - Target Follow Fringe in The City- Prize for Outstanding Work, The Assembly House, Norwich

    2005 - Selected for 2 year Artist Mentoring Scheme, Commissions East, Cambridge

    Publications

    'Still Lives' an exhibition of still life photography. Catalogue, Introductary essay by K.Fijalkowski

    Lo sguardo e il Labarinto - Exhibition Catalogue

    Norwich 20 Group Publications

    On Going

    St Etheldreda Artist Studio - Trustee

    Norwich Twenty Group - artist member

    Satellite collective - artist member

    Outpost - member

    Greens and Blues Gallery, North Berwick, Scotland. - gallery artist