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New York Botanical Garden Solo Exhibition
The New York Botanical Garden announce solo exhibition of photography by Allan Pollok-Morris 2013-14 celebrating the work of artists and designers in the landscape. To be held in the Ross Gallery NYBG October 9th 2013 through to March 12th 2014.
Fleming Collection Evening
Inspirations in Scottish Landscape: An Evening of Music and Conversation at The Fleming Collection, 13 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DU. Tuesday 1st May, 7-9pm, doors open 6.30pm
As a part of the ‘Made In Scotland’ event series The Fleming Collection explores the reach and strength of contemporary Scottish heritage in works inspired by the natural and man-made Scottish landscape.
The audience is invited to explore contemporary music, words and art collections inspired by journeys through art in the Scottish landscape. Mary Miers, Art and Architecture Editor of Country Life and author of ‘Highlands and Islands of Scotland: Poetry and Place’; Allan Pollok-Morris, photographer and author of the book behind the Smithsonian and New York Botanical Garden exhibition ‘Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland’ and Angus MacDonald, entrepreneur, art collector and owner of Roshven will share their works and collections inspired by the Scottish Landscape. Musicians and composers Susie Honeyman, Alan Boyd and Scott Skinner of the band Little Sparta will perform music inspired by art in the Scottish landscape.
BBC Gardens Illustrated on Tim Rees
Illustration of a feature exploring a Cotswold garden with design by Tim Rees in the May edition of BBC Gardens Illustrated.
The Fleming Collection
April 16th to June 2nd, Fleming Collection London W1, as part of 'Made in Scotland' new print, book and card editions by Allan Pollok-Morris will be on show at the gallery.
Made In Scotland at the Fleming Collection
Homes and Gardens Interiors
Illustration of the an interiors article for Homes and Gardens documenting the work of tulip inspired designer Ronald Van Der Hilst.
Ronald Van Der Hilst
The American Library in Paris
March 14th the American Library in Paris Allan Pollok-Morris will give a live projection of archive and current phtography with a small exhibition of his prints to accompany Isabelle Vaughan's talk 'Kerdalo Where the Botanical and the romantic intersect'
The American Library in Paris
24 Exhibition Berkeley Square London W1
24th Feb-19th March, Berkeley Square Gardens London, the 9th annual '24' exhibition of prints by 24 photographers who originally studied at Saint Martins College each showing a different hour of the first 24hrs of the year.
Country Life on Chateau du Lude
Photographic illustration of a feature on the gardens of Chateau du Lude in the Loire. Words by Kirsty Fergusson.
Chateau du Lude
House & Garden feature on a Tom Stuart Smith Garden
Photographic Illustration of a feature on a new private garden by acclaimed plants' person Tom Stuart Smith. Words by Clare Foster.
Tom Stuart Smith's web site
Allan Pollok-Morris nominated by BBC Gardens Illustrated and Garden Media Guild as finalist for 'Features Photographer of the Year'
Luciano Giubbilei 'Nature and Human Intervention
Illustration of the limited edition hardback book 'Nature and Human Intervention' by Luciano Giubbilei on the making of the 2011 Laurent Perrier Chelsea Flower Garden. Words by Kathryn Lewis Aalto.
Luciano Giubbilei Website
Prince's Foundation For the Built Environment
The Prince's Foundation For the Built Environment, Shoreditch London, gallery exhibition of large format photography by Allan Pollok-Morris of works in the gardens of Clarence House, the official residence of TRH the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.
Homes & Gardens December Issue
Photographic illustration of a feature for Homes and Gardens magazine exploring a private Wiltshire garden. Words by Jules Hudson.
House & Garden December, Tuscan Garden by Arabella Lennox Boyd
Photographic illustration of an 8 page feature exploring the Tuscan Villa gardens at palazzo Parisi by landscape designer Arabella Lennox Boyd. Words by Caroline Beck.
Palazzo Parisi on Facebook
Homes & Gardens Japanese Garden
Illustration of a feature of a private owner made Japanese style garden in the UK For Homes and Gardens. Words by Jules Hudson.
Homes & Gardens Marc Nucera
Illustration of a feature about the courtyard garden at the home of the Provencal artist Marc Nucera for Homes and Gardens - words by Amanda Patton.
Loire Valley Award
Allan Pollok-Morris receives award from the Loire Valley Tourist Authority and Association of Parks and Gardens in the Central Loire for his journalistic work from the region in the international press.
Charles Jencks Book Illustration
Front cover illustration for the new book The Universe in the Landscape: Landforms by Charles Jencks
Charles Jencks book on Amazon
Country Life magazine Cotswold Edition
Photographic illustration of a Cotswold estate and garden designed by Jane Fearnley Whittingstall and Antony Young for Country Life magazine with words by Steven Desmond
Burton on Trent Garden Feature
Illustration of a feature exploring a garden in Burton on Trent by the designer Alan Gardener for Homes and Gardens October issue
Provence Garden Homes & Gardens
Illustration of a feature on a garden in Provence for Homes & Gardens August edition.
Visiting lecturer Saint Martins School of Art
Visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins School of Art and design on the Charring Cross Road, London - the last before they move to the new building - best of luck!
Garden Museum Exhibition on the Work of Tom Stuart-Smith
Group exhibition in London's Garden Museum 16 May-29 August looking at the work of landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith including photography by Allan Pollok-Morris of Tom's work in RHS Garden Wisley, Trentham Gardens, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and a focus on a new private garden by Tom through a one-off edition book with a further 60 photographs by Allan. A new book looking at Tom and Sue's garden at their home 'The Barn' will be available soon on:
'The Barn' book
Retrospective News. Exhibition Saint Petersburg by the French Ministry of Culture celebrating works in French gardens including photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris
South Korean Exhibition
'Green Corners' exhibition, KCDF Gallery, Seoul, South Korea to 26th of April - work by the PGP group of photographers including photography by Allan Pollok-Morris
Washington Post article on 'Close'
Ardian Higgins at the Washington Post reviews the 'Close' exhibition and book by Allan Pollok-Morris
Washingon Post article
24 Exhibition Berkeley Square
Group show with photography by Allan Pollok-Morris Berkeley Square Gardens London W1, 24th Feb - 19th March.
The Road North word-map
A photographic journey in Glen Lyon for 'The Road North', a word-map of Scotland, by Alec Finlay and Ken Cockburn, guided by the Japanese poet Basho.
The Road North Blog
Reckless Gardener Interview
Sandra Felton, Editor of Reckless Gardener talks with Allan Pollok-Morris about what 'an experience of place' means to him.
Reckless Gardener Interview
United States Botanic Garden Exhibition
22nd January - 5th of June. 'Close: A journey in Scotland' in the US Botanic Garden. 40 large format prints and film by Allan Pollok-Morris from the book 'Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland' celebrating the important role of works by garden makers and land artists in international Arts and Culture. The Exhibition will be accompanied by talks by plants' people and landscape designers from the 'Close' project.
US Botanic Garden Press Release
BBC Gardens Illustrated Jan issue
Illustration of a feature for Gardens Illustrated on an estate and garden in the NW Highlands of Scotland with landscape by Jinny Blom and house by Mosche Safdie. Words by Annie Gatti.
Finalist for Photographer of the Year 2010
Allan Pollok-Morris nominated as finalist for Photographer of the Year 2010 by the Garden Media Guild
Homes & Gardens January
Illustration of an article exploring the landscape of Chateau du Rivau near Chinon in the Loire, restored by art collectors Patricia and Eric Laigneau. Words by Kirsty Fergusson.
Hanham Court, Homes & Gardens December
Illustration of an article about Julian and Isabel Bannerman's garden at Hanham Court in Winter for Homes & Gardens December issue.
United States Botanic Garden Exhibition
The United States Botanic Garden, Capitol Hill, Washington DC announce the exhibition 'Close: A Journey in Scotland' of large format photography and film by Allan Pollok-Morris to run 22nd January to 5th June 2011
'Dear Christo' Words and Images
Photography and words by Allan Pollok-Morris amongst others illustrating the new book by Timber Press 'Dear Christo: Memories of Christopher Lloyd at Great Dixter'. In the book Allan Pollok-Morris shares an exciting moment from his time photographing at Great Dixter. Profits from the book help the Friends of Great Dixter Trust.
'Dear Christo' on Amazon
Work of Tim Rees for Telegraph Weekend
Illustration of an article for the Telegraph Weekend on the work of designer Tim Rees. Pictured here his work in a private garden in Provence.
100th Edition Garden Design Journal
Illustration of a piece for the 100th edition of The Garden Design Journal 'Key Designs 1990-2010'.
Telegraph Weekend Clarence House & St. James's Palace London
Illustration of a piece for the Telegraph Weekend about the temporary installation by of garden makers Tom Petherick, Adam Hunt and LuLu Urquhart at the Clarence House and Saint James's Palace in London. Words by Tom Petherick.
Financial Times Weekend
Illustration of an article on the garden of Kerdalo, France for the Financial Times Weekend supplement with words by Robin Lane Fox.
'French Leaves' by Robin Lane Fox
Allan Pollok-Morris invited to judge the 2010 Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competition. Awards to be announced soon on:
RHS Photographic Competition
BBC Gardens Illustrated, Country Life and the Garden Design Journal review 'Close: Landscape Design and Land Art in Scotland' with photography by Allan Pollok-Morris, published by Northfield Editions.
Reviews of 'Close'
Allan Pollok-Morris elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts
Hill Farm Dairy
The making of a set of photographs capturing the landscape, farming, architecture, livestock and cheese made by the Hill Farm Dairy in Somerset, SW England.
Hill Farm Dairy
Normandy Landscape, Homes and Gardens August
A series of photographs showing the landscaping at a family home in Normandy, NW France, for Homes and Gardens August issue. Words by Kirsty Fergusson.
Garden Design Journal June
Illustration of a feature covering the contemporary, urban outdoor space at the Hidden Gardens in Glasgow. Words by Douglas Coltart.
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Visiting lecturer in Postgraduate Photography Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Soho, London
Jardin Exotique de Roscoff in Country Life
Illustration of a feature on the Roscoff Exotic Garden in northern France for Country Life with words by Kirsty Fergusson.
Jardin Exotique de Roscoff
BBC Gardens Illustrated on Kerdallo
Photography for a piece exploring the gardens of Kerdallo near Treguir in Brittany for BBC Gardens Illustrated. Words by Kirsty Ferguson.
Garden Design Journal May
Co-illustration with Alexander Maris of an article detailing the work of artist Alec Finlay to accompany an interview by Jackie Bennett. Alec Finlay’s work in various locations in Scotland is included in the ‘Close’ exhibition in the Chicago Botanic Garden. For more info about Alec Finlay’s work see:
Chicago Botanic Garden Exhibition ‘Close: A Journey In Scotland’ 24th April to 26th of September
An exhibition of 50 photographs and a 1 hr film on show in the galleries of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
The exhibition launches a new second edition of the hard back book ‘Close: Landscape Design and Land Art In Scotland’ (Northfield Editions, ISBN: 978-0956033819), with foreword by Sir Roy Strong FSA., FSRL., essay by Tim Richardson, 250 colour photographs by Allan Pollok-Morris and other illustration by Gary Hincks and Richard Demarco.
Chicago Botanic Garden
Financial Times ‘How To Spend It’
Illustration of a piece on making landforms for the Financial Times magazine ‘How To Spend It’ with words by Tim Richardson.
Illustration of an article for the Sunday Times to coincide with the launch of the 2010 Good Gardens Guide. Words by Carrie Donald.
Penelope Hobhouse, Hortus 93
Portrait of Penelope Hobhouse V.M.H. illustrating 'Dianna Ross meets...' in Hortus No. 93 Spring 2010
Garden Museum Exhibition 1 April to 12 September
Photographs provided for the exhibition in the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace, London SE1 titled 'Christopher Lloyd: A Life at Great Dixter'
The Garden Museum
Chateau Marqueyssac BBC Gardens Illustrated
Illustration of the a feature exploring the terraces of Chateau Marqueyssac for BBC Gardens Illustrated. Words by Kirsty Fergusson.
'24' Exhibition, Soho, London
Group show '24' including photography by Allan Pollok-Morris, Golden Square Public Garden, Soho, London 24 February to 19 March.
Jupiter Artland, House and Garden March.
Photographic illustration of an article documenting Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh for House and Garden UK. Words by Caroline Beck. Contributors interview with Allan Pollok-Morris.
Nominated finalist for ‘Book Photographer of the Year' by the Garden Media Guild.
Homes & Gardens January
Illustration of an article looking at a private sculpture collection in the gardens of a Cotswold home.
Illustration of a feature about the Arts and Crafts garden at Rodmarton Manor near Tetbury for the first December issue of Country Life.
Finalist for Garden Media Guild Awards 'Book Photographer of the Year'
Exhibition in the Royal Horticultural Society Halls London, a selection of new prints from 'close, a journey in Scotland' in advance of the second edition to be published by Northfield Print in April 2010.
RHS Publications 'The Garden' nomination
Nominated ‘features photographer of the year’ 2009 by the Royal Horticultural Society journal ‘The Garden’.
Cambo House, Gardens Illustrated
Photographs for a feature on the gardens of Cambo House near Saint Andrews for Gardens Illustrated. Words by Noel Kingsbury.
Marc Nucera, Gardens Illustrated
Photographs of Marc Nucera's tree sculptures in the gardens of Provence.
Completion of a private commission to photograph the landscapes & buildings, trees & wildflowers of two Oxfordshire estates over one year including the design & production of an edition of 12 museum standard archival, hand bound books and slip case by Northfield Print
Illustration of an article covering the gardens of Kerdallo in France for Eden magazine, Belgium.
Thames & Hudson
Images illustrating 'The Garden Visitors companion' by Louisa Jones, published by Thames & Hudson
Garden Design Journal
Words and Images for an article documenting the monastery garden at the Basilica Santa Croce en Gerusalemme, Rome for the Garden Design Journal.
Saint Martins School of Art and Design
Visiting lecturer in postgraduate photography Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design
Garden Design USA
Illustration of a story on the private gardens of Tenuta Banna Italy for Garden Design USA. Words by Paula de la Cruz
'close, a journey in Scotland' exhibiting in the Bonhoga Gallery on the island of Shetland 14.02.09 to 15.03.09.
Winter Gardens at le Rivau for Country Life
Illustration of an article on the winter gardens of Chateau du Rivau in the Loire for Country Life.
Review of 'close' by David Wheeler in Hortus No. 88.
"I especially like the photographs of Jim Buchanan's ephemeral labyrinths - ephemeral, for they are washed away by the next incoming tide - 'etched' into the dry sand were the River Nith meets the sea in Dumfries and Galloway…
…My favourite? I think I could spend a happy day at Mary Ann Crichton Maitland's garden at Daluaine, Aberdeenshire: it looks relaxed, totally unpretentious and thoroughly loved."
les jardins de Marqueyssac
Illustration of an article documenting the gardens of Marqueyssac, France for the journal of The Royal Horticultural Society 'The Garden'.
The Scotsman review of 'close: a journey in Scotland'
'I'd also suggest one of my favourite books of this year – Close: A Journey In Scotland (Northfield, £19.99), photographer Allan Pollok-Morris's love letter to landscape art in Scotland, from unusual gardens like Little Sparta and the Hidden Gardens at Tramway in Glasgow, to work by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Jim Buchanan. It's a beautiful book that captures both the wildness and tranquility of this country.'
Sunday Times Review by Rachael Devine of 'close: a journey in Scotland':
In Allan Pollok-Morris’s collection of photographs of notable Scottish gardens, there is a sense of grand endeavor that stands out on every page like a lily in a bouquet of ragweed.
'close: a journey in Scotland' reviewed in the Independent by Anna Pavord.
'My final Christmas book, Close (Northfield Print, £19.99), is by a young photographer, Allan Pollock Morris, and documents work by contemporary landscapers and gardeners that he came across on a journey from south to north through his native Scotland. Andy Goldsworthy is there of course with his superbly enigmatic cairns, but so are lesser known figures: labyrinth-maker Jim Buchanan, letter-boxer Alec Finlay, Rolf Roscher and Chris Rankin's hidden miniature landscapes in Glasgow. Though I go there every year, I'm an interloper in Scotland, but this beautifully made book made me feel as homesick as if it were my own country too.'
'close: a journey in Scotland' reviewed in The Telegraph by Tim Richardson.
'One has the sense that really good garden photographers are born, not made, and that sometimes a photographer might not find this out for a little while. This seems to be the case with Allan Pollok-Morris, who in 2004 – when he was then in his early thirties – was commissioned to take photographs for the exhibition now on at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden (it closes on January 11). This is the book of the exhibition and it is a fine artefact in its own right, boasting first-class colour reproduction and printing which puts many of the efforts of more established publishers to shame (most have switched to the Far East to save money). The highlight for many readers will be the images of Ian Hamilton Finlay's Little Sparta, the garden with which Pollok-Morris began his odyssey around 24 others in Scotland. But there are various other glories here, not least Cambo House, Fife, which appears at the point of the book where it always seems to fall open, with three luscious double-page spreads of the plantings of owner Catherine Erskine and gardener Elliott Forsyth. He also has a genius for portraying people. For a picture gallery from the book, see www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening'
'close' gallery on telegraph.com
Quand la pierre sculpte le jardin
Illustration of an article on art in European landscape and gardens for the quaterly magazine Les Jardins D'Eden
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 27 September - 11 January 09
The 'close' exhibition documents Allan Pollok-Morris's journey through the works of garden designers, plants people, artists and architects created against backdrops of the Lowlands, Highlands, and Islands of Scotland.
A 180 page hardback catalogue with a foreword by Sir Roy Strong F.S.A., F.S.R.L., accompanies the exhibition for more info contact Northfield Print:
Le Figaro Magazine
Illustration of a feature on gardens of France for Le Figero Magazine.
The Times Magazine
Illustration of a feature on the garden at Dun Ard, Stirlingshire for the Times Weekend Magazine. Words by Stephen Anderton.
House & Garden
Illustration of article detailing the gardens and landscape of Kerdalo, Brittany in July issue of House and Garden. Words by Kirsty Fergusson.
Illustration of article looking at the restoration of the castle and gardens of Chateau Losse, Dordogne for Country Life. Words by Kirsty Ferguson.
Garden of Cosmic Speculation
Co-illustration with Charles Jencks of the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Garden Design Journal. Words by Jane Owen.
Preview of 'close' exhibition by Allan Pollok-Morris in House and Garden May 2008, words by Clare Foster.
From April 2008 Allan Pollok-Morris has begun using Euro Category 4 low emissions vehicles for road travel and offsetting carbon used in air travel through UN approved Certified Emission Reduction schemes.
Great Dixter House and Gardens
Images provided for the 2008 brochure for Great Dixter House and Gardens.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Words and illustration for the March issue of Kew Magazine by Allan Pollok-Morris, co-written with Tony Kirkham head of the Kew arboretum.
Artist Thaidian Pillai
Images documenting the work of artist Thaidian Pillai in the playground of Our Lady Immaculate Primary School, Chelmsford for the Garden Design Journal March.
Trentham Gardens & plantsman Tom Stuart-Smith
Images detailing the Italian Garden at Trentham and the work of plantsman Tom Stuart-Smith for the Garden Design Journal March.
Forestry Commission England & Scotland
Photographic illustration of the National Arboretum Westonbirt near Tetbury Gloucestershire for FC England and of the Caledonian forest in Glen Affric, Loch Beinn a’Mheadhoin and River Affric in the NW Highlands for FC Scotland.
Visiting lecturer Saint Martins College
Visiting lecturer in postgraduate landscape photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London.
On Sacred Ground
Royal Horticultural Society Journal 'The Garden' words and Images by Allan Pollok-Morris documenting monastic life in the kitchen garden of the Cistercian Franciscan order of the Basilica de Santa Croce in Gerusalemme in Rome.
Prints from 'searchlight' and 'plantation' series go on show at the Gallerie Chambre avec Vues, Montparnasse Paris.
Chambre avec Vues
Book launches London & Paris
BBC Hardback Book 'Passion For Plants' with writer Carolyn Fry and French published 'Le Jardin Continu' both with commissioned imagery by Allan Pollok-Morris launched in London and Paris.
Winter Walks Exhibition
'Winter Walks' exhibition in the Linley Halls Victoria Square London SW1 8-10 October.
Work in 'Gardens In Focus Exhibition' at Wisley Garden Surrey 19th September to October 31st in the new Glasshouse.
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh curate solo exhibition 'close' by Allan Pollok-Morris
Opening 29.09.08 to 13.01.09 in the Exhibition Hall. 90 photographic prints and 50 texts taking visitors on a journey documenting contemporary Scottish heritage in works by garden designers, architects, sculptors and plants people within the country's varied landscape.
BBC book on the RHS
Completion of a commission to photogaph the BBC book on the gardens and people of the Royal Horticultural Society for the television series looking behind the scenes at the RHS to air Autumn 2007.
Gardens Illustrated Feature
Feature in BBC Gardens Illustrated on the Jardins Artistiques de Drulon in the Loire.
Work from Scotland on show at the Royal Horticultural Society garden Wisley from March 9th.
February 2007 images in 'special preview' in the Medici Society Gallery London W1.
February 2007 images provided for display in 2.3m x 0.85m lightboxes in a new cancer centre for the Yorkshire region at the St James's University in Leeds.
January 2007 'moonlight sonata' images in winter exhibition at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Wakehurst Place.
November 2006 Sponsor of the Garden Writers Guild Awards at the Savoy Hotel London.
Nominated for ‘features photographer of the year’ 2006 by the Royal Horticultural Society Journal ‘The Garden’.
October 2006 Award winner in two categories of the Medici and RHS Photograph of the Year Awards.
October 2006 RHS Linley Halls, London SW1 exhibition ‘Les Faux’.
Accreditation as a National Trust photographer.
September 2006. Accreditation as a National Trust photographer.
August 2006. ‘searchlight’ work featured in the Association of Photographers ‘IMAGE’ magazine.
Exhibtion, Arles, France
July 2006 images in ‘Review’ exhibition Rencontre Festival des Arts, Arles France.
Central Saint Martins Exhibition
June-July 2006 ‘searchlight’ and ‘stony path’ exhibits Central Saint Martins School of Art London.
June 2006 award winner in ‘Judges Choice’ and ‘nature’s garden’ categories in awards for International Professional Landscape Photography.
Kew Garden's exhibition
May – September 2006 ‘moonlight sonata’ images exhibited in ‘white peaks’ space Kew gardens London.
Exposition Jardin, Paris
May 2006 ‘feu rouge’ series sourced by the Louvre for the Exposition Jardin, Jardins Aux Tuileries. Paris.
Trees for Life
April 2006 Joined with Trees for Life’s work in restoring the historic Caledonian Forest by planting a tree for each new client in Glen Affric in the North West Highlands of Scotland.
Selection for Front Cover of the year’s London NGS Yellow Book.
Feature with Christopher Lloyd
February 2006 Gardenlife feature looking at the gardens of Great Dixter in Winter with writing by Christopher Lloyd.
Member of the Association of Photographers, Garden Writers Guild, GPA and Royal Horticultural Society.