Being from Britain’s most remote inhabited island, Fair Isle, Vivian Ross-Smith has spent the majority of her life as part of extreme landscapes and fragile communities.

Ross-Smith explores island life through traditional methods of crafts(wo)manship such as knitting, preserving skins, net making and metal work.

Ross-Smith is interested in the passing of knowledge through generations, resulting in communities having a deep understanding toward their place. Combining elements of painting, textiles and sculpture she embeds stories and traditions of island life into the materials and imagery of her work.