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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Polly Morgan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Polly Morgan, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Polly Morgan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Polly Morgan, often where they are interviewed.

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Polly Morgan on taxidermy.

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Polly Morgan is an artist who has been hugely responsible for the recent revival of interest in taxidermy, an art form more readily associated with the Victorians, hunting trophies, and dusty bell jars. The one-time English Literature graduate and bar manager has set about upsetting those traditions, creating dark, but alluring, pieces that often place her creatures in disorientating environments. 

In her hands, a prone, and obviously lifeless, bird dangles from a string attached to a single red balloon; a white rat can be found filling a champagne glass; and a stag’s belly is filled with tiny bats. As one critic wrote: ‘These animals are not restored to life, but so to speak, resuscitated into their deaths.’ 

Her latest show, entitled How to Behave at Home, opened at London’s Bomb Factory Art Foundation on 14 October 2020 and features snakes which spill out of cast concrete and polystyrene containers. Perhaps signalling a few direction. 

In this episode we talk about: how local nail bars played a vital role in her new pieces; dealing with artist’s block and why she fell out of love with her own work; growing up in the Cotswolds and not going to art school; learning the craft of taxidermy; and being her own worst critic. 

Learn more about Polly at: pollymorgan.co.uk

And learn more about me at: grantondesign.com

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Oct 14 2020 · 51mins
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2: Polly Morgan ASC, BSC (DoP "A Quiet Place II" & "Lucy in the Sky")

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On today's episode of "Hollywood, How Did You Get Here?" Tim sits down with the incredibly talented cinematographer Polly Morgan ASC, BSC. Hailing from the UK, Polly was named by Variety as one of the top 10 cinematographers to watch. You likely know Polly for her work on shows like "Legion" and "Strange Angel" as well as her work on the Natalie Portman film "Lucy in the Sky." Polly is also the cinematographer of the (hopefully) soon to be released John Krasinski film "A Quiet Place II." Enjoy the episode!

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Aug 13 2020 · 38mins

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Polly Morgan: Director of Photography

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Polly Morgan, Director of Photography ASC, BSC joins us for our second GFP Podcast interview. We really can’t say enough about how thankful we are that Polly opened up us with us GFP Gals, and shared her career trajectory in a mostly male dominated field. 

Polly has worked her way up the ladder by being persistent and a go-getter. She shares her battles with dyslexia during her youth, and her drive to gain control of it from hindering her future. She goes on to share how she pushed forward to accomplish her goals, which landed her a job working as an assistant to Wally Pfister-American Cinematographer on Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” (2010) (who ultimately won an Oscar for his work on that feature) Polly continued to follow her dreams and passions to project her to the next level. 

We hear about her travels out of the England, her time at AFI, love lost, love gained, working while pregnant, returning to work post partum and pumping in scout vans weeks after giving birth to her daughter. “Trying to shoot, pump, keep the milk cold and the mom guilt was tough while being on set for A Quiet Place 2.” Its so refreshing to hear a Career Woman/Mother open up about her experience in an industry where the work is so demanding, and how she has managed to juggle both. Polly’s credits and accomplishments are a clear sign of dedication to her craft. 

She is a Wife, and a Mother of one gal with another little on the way. We hope you enjoy her story:)

Jul 10 2020 · 1hr 39mins
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Polly Morgan: Form and colour rather than life and death

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Polly Morgan is a modern artist known for her sculptural taxidermy. Growing up in pastoral Oxfordshire, she’s been surrounded by animals from an early age. After moving to London to read English literature at university, she took a one-day course in avian taxidermy in a bid to decorate her new home. Polly’s interest accelerated from hobby to career when one of her pieces - “Rest a Little on the Lap of Life”, a white rat curled up inside a champagne glass - was sold to Vanessa Branson. Since then, her work has featured in an abundance of galleries including Banksy’s Santa Ghetto exhibition. In this in-depth interview, Polly talks us through her artistic techniques from observing and washing animal skins to forming casts, describes the feeling of creative loneliness that inspired her latest collaborative exhibition, and explains how her work is reinventing traditional victorian taxidermy - by creating abstract art that focuses on “form and colour rather than life and death.” N.B. We apologise for the reduced sound quality of this episode due to circumstances outside our control.

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Mar 07 2019 · 43mins