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Solo Exhibition - on now!

Polly Townsend, Antarctic Paintings

John Martin Gallery

24th April - 17th May 2024

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Country Life Feature

Click here to read Country Life Magazine's feature in the art section.

Edition 17/04/24 -  by Carla Passino, 

Radio Interview

Listen here for my Interview with Ed Vaizey on Times Radio about my

forthcoming exhibition at the John Martin Gallery.  05/04/24

Interveiw Times RadioInterview on Times Radio
00:00 / 06:01

Derwent Art Prize

I'm delighted that my drawing Ice, Antarctica, won 2nd Prize at the Derwent Art Prize. It's showing now at Oxo Gallery, Tower Wharf, London

4-14th April 2024

Solo Exhibition


Houses of Parliament, London

June 2024 (exact dates TBC)


Sun and Moon

John Martin Gallery/Spirit Studios 

3rd June - 15th July 2023

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Artist in Residence Antarctica

Jan-Feb 2023


I am thrilled to announce I have been selected by Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute ( to be their Artist in Residence in Antarctica. I'll be travelling with the Royal Navy on board HMS Protector in January 2023. More info here



John Martin Gallery, Cromwell Place

17 - 29 January 2023

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 A Wider Landscape - curated by Polly Townsend

The Alpine Club 13 September - 10 November 2022

Concerned with the continuing disparity of male/female artists within collections I curated  'A Wider Landscape'; a group show featuring works from the Alpine Club collection and seven contemporary artists. ‘A Wider Landscape’ looks at mountains through a female gaze, reinterpreting the Alpine Club’s renowned collection in an inclusive and modern light. The exhibition displays a wide array of mediums and styles, showing how women engage with mountain landscapes, how personal safety for women in remote landscapes affects their work, and responses to accelerating ecological & climatic change. Further Information

Crossing Boundaries - curated by Polly Townsend

APT Gallery 19 - 30 October 2022

This exhibition presents a diverse group of contemporary female landscape painters, each innovating within the genre. The grouping of female painters directly addresses the significant gender disparity in this area of painting for centuries and up to the modern day. Further Information

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