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OCCUPATION (outside of being an artist)

Gallery Manager at Gallery 35, Kent

School Governor at Rolvenden Primary School, Kent

South East Open Studio Social Media Manager

Founder of POLBEN's Pigment

Wilderness Art Collective Social Media Manager



2018 - 2019      Decorative Surfaces Fellowship, awarded and funded by The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers

2015 - 2018      Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School (First Class)

2014 - 2015      Foundation Diploma at City & Guilds of London Art School (Merit)


ingénu/e magazine : issue 43

Art Trails and Open Studios

Kent Life Magazine

'Local Legend'


Interview in Art Etcetera Magazine

Feature in Artists Responding Too… Magazine

Interview with ArtistCloseUp

British Vogue Magazine

Vogue's Gallery

October 2021


witness ~ wilderness

Bluechip Magazine

Issue 01: The Raw and the Real


Patchwork Talks

The Flux Review Magazine Edition 5


The Flux Review

Polly Bennett – Q&A

Interview with Of Earth and Sky Collective



Wild Pigment Project

Pigment People


The Pigment Timeline Project

Pigment Stories: Polly Bennett’s Pigment Rainbow

By Ruth Siddall, 23 March 2020

STRAND The Arts and Culture Magazine

Maria Dragoi 'In Conversation with Polly Bennett', 22 May 2020


2024; Awakenings at Wick, Wick Farm, Somerset, UK

ArtHouse Jersey, Jersey, UK


2023; Awakenings at Wick, Wick Farm, Somerset, UK

ArtHouse Jersey, Jersey, UK


2022; Wilderness Art Collective Isle of Skye Art Retreat, Scotland, UK

The Wealden Literary Festival Artist in Residence, Kent, UK



Wealden Times Midsummer Fair, Hole Park, Rolvenden, Kent, 6th - 9th June

South East Open Studios & 'Walk with Me' Exhibition, 9 Hastings Road, Rolvenden, TN7 4LS, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 29th, 30th June, 10am - 4pm

Art in a Topiary Garden, Benenden, Kent 24th - 26th August

'Waterlines' with Wilderness Art Collective, 18th - 28th September


2024; Pop-Up Exhibition with South East Open Studios Artists, The Hub, Wye, 18th May

'The Gilded City' for London Craft Week, Painters' Hall, London, 13th - 15th May

ART from HEART, ECOFeminism Festival 2020 Exhibition 'Branches', Mile End, London


2023; ‘O Rose, Cut In Rock’ with sacks and bird, London

        Tenterden Artist Exhibition, Kent

'Changing Landscapes', Arc Studio, London


2022; ART from HEART, ‘TERRA’, Espacio Gallery, London

‘Art in The City’, Painters’ Hall, London

Field of the Cloth of Gold Celebration, Painters’ Hall, London

The Wealden Literary Festival, Kent

2021;    'The Coral Reef Principle', Ursa Gallery, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

ART from HEART, ECOFeminism Festival 2020 Exhibition 'Utopia', Mile End, London

Crown Shyness, SKT Spaces, The Halley Space, Hackney, London

TAE Twitter Art Exhibit, Cheltenham

The Wealden Literary Festival, Boldshaves, Kent

ART from HEART Voices of Earth Exhibition (Online)

Pigments Revealed Symposium Online Exhibit 

'Restriction', Clayhill Arts, Somerset

'Identity', The Holy Art (Online)

2020;     The Painters' Art Sale (Online)

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair (Online)

Morley College Instagram Craft Fair (Online)

Auntie-Freeze 4, Cave, Pimlico, London

'Inside Out', Cave, Pimlico, London

'Metamorphosis', Cylinder Gallery, London (Online)

Wilderness Art Collective's ‘Wilderness for the mind’ (Online)​

'Magic Little Box', Smallhythe Studio, Tenterden, Kent

2019;     The Vavengers Charity Launch, Vagina Museum, Camden, London

Display at Putney School of Art & Design, Putney, London

Hogs Hole Apple Weekend/Craft Fair, Red House, London

‘Landlines’, Royal Geographical Society, London

MA Degree show, City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington, London

'Preservation', Take Courage Gallery, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London

'Granitoids, Gneisses, Sedimentary Rock' Solo Show, Cave, Pimlico, London

Clyde & Co Art Award Exhibition, Clyde & Co, St Botolph Building, London

Craft Week, City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington, London

The Big Clothes Switch // Art Market, 59 Geek Street, Soho, London

Gordon Dadds Legal Services Display, 6 Agar Street, London

2018;     Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London

BA Fine Art Degree Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington, London

'Natural Selection', Marlborough House School, Hawkhurst, Kent

'An Icelandic Tale' Solo Show, The Flying Dutchman, Camberwell, London

'PICNIC', Subsidiary Projects, Vauxhall, London

2017;     Art On A Postcard’s Photography On A Postcard Lottery, The Print Space, London

Cranbrook Art Show, Cranbrook, Kent

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Woolwich, London

2nd Year Degree Show, The Crypt Gallery, Kings Cross, London

2016;     1st Year Degree Show, Diorama Arts Centre, Camden, London

2015;     Foundation Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington, London

‘Mixed Starters’, Smallhythe Studio, Tenterden, Kent



2021;     ART from HEART February Artist of the Month

Shortlisted for the first edition of Hypercube Project Space's Post Box Exhibition

2020;      Honorary Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers

2018;     Shortlisted for The Athenaeum Residency

Clyde & Co Art Award

The Skinners’ Company Stephen Gooden Prize for Engraving

2017;     The Fishmongers’ Company Beckwith Scholarship for Sculpture

The Skinners’ Company Philip Connard Travel Prize

The Skinners’ Company Stephen Gooden Prize for Engraving

Shortlisted for The Artists Collecting Society Undergraduate Prize

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