Photography by Jack Storey

Polly - Charles Holland Architects






Designed by Charles Holland Architects as part of the Folly! contemporary art programme at Fountains Abbey.

Running from 28th April – 4th November 2018, Folly! explored the fun and delight inspired by the water garden and playful structures found within. Polly features alongside 3 other Follies in amongst the beautiful landscape.

The whimsical 9m high and 6m wide stricture consists of a 2 tonne steel frame, covered by a durable inner plywood layer, wrapped in Tyvek and finished with over 1,000 CNC - cut plywood shingles coated in vibrant specialist exterior paint.

Inside Polly’s head sits a camera obscura which projects the stunning scenery onto a table on the floor of her interior, blacked out with green PVC curtain. Using the wheel her head can rotate a full 360 degrees to capture the full beauty of her habitat.






For more information about Polly, Folly! and more, check it out here.