Mount Plenty 2017
CREDIT: © Ingrid Pollard HonFRPS / Mount Plenty 2017

RPS Awardees in conversation... Ingrid Pollard HonFRPS

Event info

In this on-going series of 'in conversations' hear from leading individuals talk about how they use photography as artists, scientists, educators, publishers and curators. All our speakers are recent RPS Award recipients who have been recognised for their contribution to the medium. They are discussing their work with those who know them and their work.

Ingrid Pollard HonFRPS in conversation with Gilane Tawadros

Ingrid Pollard comes from a community arts background and training in screen printing, film and photography.  In the past, her work has also documented the work of performers, writers and theatre companies.  Pollard studied Film and Video at the London College of Printing and MA in Photographic Studies, University of Derby and a PhD at Westminster University. 

Recent exhibitions include, Where is Here (2016), Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco US;  We have Met Before (2017), The National Gallery of Jamaica;  Valentine Days (2017) Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London;  Deep Down Body Thirst Glasgow International, (2018);  The Lie of the Land, MK Gallery (2018);  Sapphic Modernism, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2018);   Hot Moment at Auto Italia 2020;  In Front of The Sea, Centre d’art Contemprian, France (2021).

In 2019 she was awarded a Baltic Artists Award and was recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artists Award.  In 2020 she won the Freeland Foundation Award with MK Gallery.

Gilane Tawadros is the Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organization and is Co-Director of the Art360 Foundation. She is a curator and writer and was the founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva) in London, chaired by Professor Stuart Hall, which, over a decade, achieved an international reputation as a ground-breaking cultural agency at the leading edge of artistic and cultural debates nationally and internationally. She has written extensively on contemporary art and curated a number of international exhibitions. She is Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation and Trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation. Her forthcoming anthology The Sphinx Contemplating Napoleon: Global Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Difference will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2021. 

The 'in conversation' will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat or can be emailed in advance. Your Zoom link will be sent in PDF with your booking confirmation.  

All talks and links to recordings (where available) in the series can be seen here:

Event Organiser

Jo Macdonald


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This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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