'Everything I Want to
be When I Grow Up'
UQ Art Museum
Until Nov 25
Polly Borland, Australian portrait photographer extraordinaire, is renowned for getting under the skin of her often famous subjects, capturing them in a way that has her works hanging in the National Portrait gallery in London and Canberra (both exhibited her solo show Australians in 2000). Her work has also regularly made its way into The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Independent.
This show, the first to come to Queensland, derives from Australians and other expos The Babies, Pupa, Smudge and includes edgy portraits of Cate Blanchett, the Queen and Nick Cave in her signature blend of commercial/documentary and fine art. The Queen's portrait hails from 2001 when Borland (who migrated to Australia from the UK in 1989) was one of eight photographers chosen to photograph her for her Golden Jubilee.