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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Pollyxenia Joannou

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

Selected works

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Arch 2018
conte, cotton thread, on felt
56 × 68 cm

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

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

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Howling at the Moon #2 (square) 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
Little Miss Muffet 2018
oil on canvas
140 × 140 cm

POLLYXENIA JOANNOU
Paris 2018
oil on canvas
140 × 140 cm

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

exhibitions

SUPERVENTION
26 February – 21 March 2020
POLLYXENIA JOANNOU