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Born in Leicester,  Lives and works in Hampshire


MA Fine Art: Drawing   Wimbledon School of Art, UAL, London 2003


BA Visual Communication  Brighton, Sussex 1976-9


Foundation Studies in Fine Art  Leicester Polytechnic 1975-6



Selected Exhibitions

2022        Weaving Wood and Stone   Fine Foundation Gallery  Durlston  Dorset

2021        CONNECT    The Vanner Gallery  Salisbury  Wiltshire


2020        The Castlegate Prize  Castlegate House Gallery  Cumbria


2019        The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize  

                 London and touring: The Salisbury Museum and The Gallery De Montfort University, Leicester


2019         DRAWN  The Young Gallery   Salisbury City Art Galleries  Wiltshire


2019         The Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) Annual Exhibition  Mall Galleries London


2019         Julia Polonski  Works The Barn Gallery  Salisbury  Wiltshire


2015         Drawings   98TBR Gallery London


2015         Group Exhibition, WID  Southampton City Art Gallery


2014         Works on Paper   Science Museum London


2013         The National Open Art Exhibition Winners Exhibition Pallant House Chichester,

                 RCA London and  Minerva Theatre Chichester


2012         Evolution: Frink and the next generation   Bournemouth University

                 Co-curated by J Herring (BU Curator) and A Ratuszniak (Curator of the Frink Estate)


2010         Bournemouth University Art Loan Collection


2009         Julia Polonski    Drawings   Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University  


2008         Julia Polonski   New Paintings    Barn Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire          


2006         The Jerwood Drawing Prize     Jerwood Space, London and touring UK


2005         Julia Polonski  New Drawings    Barn Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire  


2004        The Hunting Art Prizes    Royal College of Art, London


2004         Julia Polonski    Body: a sense of place   ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire


2003         Winner of ArtSway Open Exhibition   ArtSway  Sway, Hampshire


2002         Drawing    Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon, London          


2002         ING and the Discerning Eye   ING Barings, London Wall, London          




2021       Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award

2021       Research and Development Award, Arts Council England


2019        Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award


2014        Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award


2014        BU Artist/Maker of the Year,  Curator's award


2013       The SOUTHWOOD AWARD, The National Open Art Competition


2009       Research and Development Award, Arts Council England


2007        Award winner  Art in Action  Waterperry, Oxford


2003        Winner of ArtSway Open Exhibition   ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire                


2003        Winner of the Wimbledon School of Art Postgraduate Drawing Prize  


2001-3     Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Award  









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