Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard


Iain Forsyth was born in 1973 in Manchester, Jane Pollard was born in 1972 in Newcastle. They live and work in London. Forsyth & Pollard are artists and BAFTA nominated directors working across film, installation, performance, sound, documentary and TV drama. Working collaboratively since meeting at Goldsmiths in the mid-nineties, their work has been exhibited around the world and is collected by museums and institutions including Tate at the British Government Art Collection. Their debut feature film, 20,000 Days on Earth, won two awards at Sundance and nominations from BAFTA and the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2015, Iain & Jane received the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director from the British Independent Film Awards.


Forsyth & Pollard were nominated for the Samsung Art + Prize in 2012 and the Jarman Award in 2014. They were selected for New Contemporaries in 1997. A major retrospective of their work was presented at South London Gallery in 2011. Art commissions include BBC Radio, the Great North Run, BFI Gallery and the City of Toronto, who commissioned their first major outdoor public work in 2011. Other solo exhibitions include Requiem for 114 Radios, Colston Hall Bristol, UK (2016); Bish Bosch: Ambisymphonic (with Scott Walker), Sydney Opera House and Silent Sound (2013) and Silent Sound commissioned by A Foundation, Liverpool, UK (2020). In 2022, Forsyth & Pollard will co-curate The Horror Show: A Twisted Tale of Modern Britain at Somerset House, London, UK.