Pastoral Interlude, No.5 1988

1988

Pollard, Ingrid
Part of a series of photographs,'Pastoral Interlude' reflects the artist's experience of being a black British woman in the English countryside. The photographs, featuring picturesque countryside, show Pollard taking part in outdoor pursuits like rambling and fishing. These images have been juxtaposed with jarring texts referring to the history of black people in Britain. Pollard says of the work: 'It's as if the black experience is only lived within an urban environment. I thought I liked the Lake District, where I wandered lonely as a black face in a sea of white. A visit to the countryside is always accompanied by a feeling of unease, dread.' Sarah Campbell
  • Artwork Details: 51 x 51cm
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  • Material description: hand-tinted silver print and text
  • Credit line: © the artist.
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC57/1999

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