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Polly Bagnall is a practicing artist with experience in community arts, health and fine art. She has developed creative arts projects in non-art settings often working with disadvantaged communities and has worked as a psychotherapist since the mid- eighties. During the 1980’s she was involved in socio-political work and was part of Brixton Artist’s Collective.

Previous work includes: teaching printmaking and photography; a community artist with Action Space and the Riverside Studios; illustrating for magazines and TV; exhibiting as a fine artist painting predominantly in oils.

Current practice includes painting, film and performance.

She runs workshops on accessing the individual’s creativity e.g. for the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Southwark Arts Forum.

Polly Bagnall lives and works in London.

1981- 1982 Art Foundation: West Surrey College of Art & Design
1982- 1984 BA (Hons) Art & Design: Bretton Hall
1986- 1987 Post-graduate Diploma in Art Therapy: Goldsmith’s College
1994- 1996 Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling: UEL
2010- 2012 MA Fine Art City & Guilds of London Art School

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