Gallery 9 acknowledges that our building stands on the land of Traditional Owners. We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay respects to Elders past and present.

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Supervention

Pollyxenia Joannou

Supervention

26 February – 21 March 2020

Images depicted speak of absence, impressions, traces and memory relating to structures of a by-gone and present-day landscape.  This translation from the physical landscape and my personal historical experience is then broken down in the studio through shapes, proportions and the tactility of materials and mediums. 


To arrive

far from what is familiar

bringing what is familiar

layers

the past

the future

the unknown

the hybrid


Born in Sydney, Australia. Qualifications include an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in London, UK and a BA Visual Arts Degree from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Polly has been the recipient of The Redland Art Prize, The NSW Travelling Art Scholarship and The Dyason Bequest from The Art Gallery of NSW. Residencies awarded include: The Arthur Boyd Residency, Italy (The Australia Council), The Moya Dyring Residency, Paris (The Art Gallery of NSW), The Onslow Storrier Residency, Paris (The National Art School) for 2006 and 2017, DRAWinternational, France, WASPS Studios, Glasgow, UK, The Gunnery Studio, Sydney (NSW Ministry for the Arts). Polly is also represented in collections such as The Art Gallery of NSW, Artbank Australia, University of Sydney, Redland Art Gallery and private collections throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Europe and the UK. She currently works and lives in Sydney, Australia

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Little Miss Muffet 2018
oil on canvas
140 × 140 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
The Patternmaker 2018
oil on canvas
140 × 140 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Paris 2018
oil on canvas
140 × 140 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Beginning (the cross) 2019
oil on canvas
91 × 91 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Deletions (the "x") 2019
oil on canvas
91 × 91 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Final Act (the oblong) 2019
oil on canvas
91 × 91 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Full Circle (the circle) 2019
oil on canvas
91 × 91 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Bookends #1 2020
oil on canvas
125 × 125 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Bookends #2 2020
oil on canvas
125 × 125 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Howling at the Moon #2 (square) 2020
oil on wood
40 × 40 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Howling at the Moon #1 (vertical bars) 2020
oil on wood
40 × 40 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Howling at the Moon #3 (horizontal bars) 2020
oil on wood
40 × 40 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Cul-de-sac 2016
polymer acrylic on felt
70 × 50 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Paralax 2016
polymer acrylic on felt
70 × 50 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
East, West
polymer acrylic on felt
70 × 50 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Emigré 1 2014
felt, wood, cotton thread
40 × 53.5 × 40 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Emigré 2 2014
felt, wood, cotton thread
40 × 53.5 × 40 cm