Evelyn Polk

My work is centred around the found object and this also overlaps with notions of excavation and the land – acting like a mediator, selecting and presenting items for the consideration of the viewer. The process of how I work is dictated by the objects I find, and this is where I find inspiration and the journey of creating. Museums are a strong influence as museums can live in our cupboards and imaginations, awaiting their moment of arrival. Printmaking is a prominent factor in my work where I try to push the boundaries of printmaking to a new refreshing approach, which is often thought to be a very traditional medium. This discipline is often collaged & mixed with painting, drawing, sewing and assemblage. The desire to understand our relationship with objects through a cross disciplinary approach is my focus as an artist.

Gallery (click to view)

Biography
I am originally from Wiltshire but I have lived in East Anglia for thirty two years. Making art has always been a part of my life and I graduated from the Cambridge school of Art with a First Class honours Degree in Fine Art Printmaking. Numerous exhibitions include London, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Halesworth and Woodbridge. Alongside my practice I have taught art & design and photography at secondary school level for thirteen years, and I now teach Printmaking classes and courses from my studio (Bury St Edmunds Print Workshop). During the summer months I take part and deliver Lino printing workshops at music festivals.

Recent Exhibitions
Elizabeth James Gallery – London
Art Can – London
Anteros Arts Foundation – Norwich
Guildhall – Bury St Edmunds
The Minories Galleries – Colchester
Cambridge Open
Landmark Art Fair -Teddington
Roy’s People Art Fair – London
The Secret Art Fair – Colchester
Mini Print Exhibition – Touring
Laura L. Gallery – London
Halesworth Gallery – Halesworth
Art Space – Cambridge
The Mall Galleries – London
Haddenham Galleries – Suffolk
Byard Art – Cambridge
King’s College – Cambridge
Norwich Print Fair
Arts and Crafts Collective – Norwich
Eastern Open – King’s Lynn
Peter Pears gallery – Aldebrough
The Edmund Gallery – Bury St Edmunds
The Apex – Bury St Edmunds
Illustration and Print Fair – Cambridge

www.evelynpolk.vpweb.co.uk
Festival lino workshop website: ontheflipside.vpweb.co.uk
Bury St Edmunds Print Workshop Facebook page: www.facebook.com/burystedmundsprintworkshop/
Instagram: @evelynpolk and @burystedmundsprintworkshop

Contact Evelyn Polk