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Kathryn Polley

Photographer, Designer, Educator, based in Scotland


Contact Details:


Telephone: 07545 592357



BA (Hons) Communication Design (Photography), Glasgow School of Art, 2017

HNC Photography, Clydebank College, 2012


Awards, Nominations and Memberships:

First Prize Winner of the Jill Todd Photographic Award, 2017

Nominated for the Glasgow School of Art Newbery Medal, 2017

Tom Campbell Memorial Prize, 2016

HNC Photography Class Prizewinner, 2012


COMING SOON: Landmarks, Transient Collective, Patriothall, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, March 2019

Photography Month, The Oak Tree Gallery, Helensburgh, 2018

The Jill Todd Photographic Award, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2017

Photography On A Postcard, The Print Space, London, 2017

NOA, National Open Art Competition, Shortlisted Photographer, 2017

Photography Month, The Oak Tree Gallery, Helensburgh, 2017

International Photography Exhibition 160, Royal Photographic Society, Shortlisted Photographer, 2017

Room To Manoeuvre, Red Gallery, London, 2017

Degree Show, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art, 2017

No Opportunity, Veneer Gallery, Glasgow, 2017

Members Biennial, The Royal Photographic Society, 2017

4 - 26 March,  Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford 1 - 15 April,  intu Watford 22 April - 3 June,  The Point, Doncaster 24 June - 5 August,  Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington 18 August - 21 September,  Arts Centre Washington, Washington 30 September - 12 October,  Hull International Photo Festival, (Hull City of Culture) 4 November - 7 December,  Royal Albert Hall, London. 

Work In Progress Show, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2017

Congregation, SWG3, Glasgow, 2016

Liquidation, Drygate, Glasgow, 2015

This City 2, Bar Ten,Glasgow, 2014

Cardross Arts Group, Cardross, 2014

Hole, The Art School, Glasgow, 2013


Also Featured In:

Fearless Femme, Issue 8, October 2018

Fearless Femme, Issue 3, May 2018

Final Analysis, Amateur Photographer,  January 13th 2018

Studies In Photography, Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHOP) Journal Winter 2017 



ALBUM familia, self-published, 2017

Neither Here Nor There, self-published, 2016



BBC Scotland - Commissioned to provide portraits for titles of new 9 O’Clock News Programme, ‘The Nine’

The Scandinavian Shop, Helensburgh - Product and lifestyle photography for web and print, graphic design

Junior Art Club At The Oak Tree Gallery, Helensburgh - digital reproductions of original artwork for web and print

Scott Inness - Product and lifestyle photography for web and print

The Vic Café & Bar, Glasgow - Product photography for web and print

Lomond Soap, Cardross - Product photography for web and print

Seaweed Organics - Product photography for web and print

Scottish Botanicals - Product photography for web and print

Spence Kennedy - Book cover for In The Eclipse

The Dumbuck Hotel, Dumbarton - Product, portraiture and interiors for web and print

The Glenburnie Hotel, Oban - Interiors and Lifestyle for web and print

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Kathryn Polley is a PVG Scheme Member.


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