Pauline Woolley is a visual artist and is based in Nottingham, UK


Pauline’s work is rooted in the aesthetics and practices of painting, photography, landscape and astronomy.


Subject matter has included the terrain of Iceland and the 19th century observations of the Mars canals. In 2012 Rednile Projects selected her as one of 7 other artists to visit the UK’s dark matter laboratory that is housed under the North Sea within the Boulby potash mine in Cleveland.


During the past decade she has moved into making photographic images of the Sun’s daily movement across the sky using handmade pinhole cameras and adapted cameras. Over exposed images are recorded onto silver gelatin paper and are then processed to show an extended glance of a natural occurrence that alone, the human eye cannot see.


The series 'Chasing Suns' was shown as part of 'In Evidence', Format, International Photography Festival 2015

Pauline is an associate member of Backlit Studios , Haarlem Artspace and part of OUTSIDER artist collective.


Backlit and Outsider were participants of Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, London in 2018.


In 2019 - 2020 Outsider Artist Collective took part in the Gallery Zero residency at Nottingham Contemporary.


Using Format