Last year I had the delight of being announced the winner of the ‘Painting, Drawing and Sculpture’ category of the Shetland Open Exhibition. As a result the other three category winners (Aimee Labourne, Jeanette Nowak, Gillian Bridle) and I had the pleasure of making work for a group show at Bonhoga Gallery. Time was of the essence […]Read more "Traces"
‘Island Connections’ is a series of works considering the relationship between people and land. Vivian recently spent 2months as Artist in Residence on the island of Korpo, where she developed this new body of work as a conversation between the Finnish Archipelago and her home islands of Shetland, and in particular Fair Isle. […]Read more "Island Connections"
An old art school tutor of mine once said that you can always tell who the artists at an exhibition are because they will be the ones pressed up against the wall right next to the work, figuring out how the piece was put together. I completely agree. I find myself being far too intruiged at trying to […]Read more "Edges"
I have recently been in a long research focused and experimental stage of my practice and am just starting to resolve this into finished works. I believe it is very important to always keep making work simply for the sake of making but I do find great benefit in having a focus and something to work towards. It […]Read more "Creating // Making // Forming"
Appreciating my surroundings and making the most of Shetland’s enthralling landscape is so important to not only me personally, but to my art practice too. I feel very fortunate to have such natural beauty and inspiration right on my door step. So, in honour of that appreciation I thought I would share a few images of some recent walks (note pockets […]Read more "Windy Walks and Studio Days"
During the long winter months, light can be a rarity when you live as far North as Shetland. Night stretches on, the sun is always low in the sky and the darkness can be consuming. I enjoy the dramatic weather, the wild winds and the feeling of remoteness that comes with winter but it can also cast a […]Read more "Capturing Light"
Its been a great joy to see so many people visiting and reacting to my recent works currently showing in Da Gadderie, Lerwick. Thank you all for the support so far, its been great exhibiting in my home town. The exhibition is still on and will be open until 16th March. Shetland Museum & Archives […]Read more "Exhibition – Fragments"
Its been a very busy few of months in the studio. I have been working towards a show that will be opening this Saturday, 15th February 2014, in my home town of Lerwick, Shetland. I have been fortunate enough to show work in a variety of places and settings both in Scotland and abroad but […]Read more "Fragments"
I’ve never heard myself speaking at length before, let alone watched myself, so to see this video is very strange for me! A few months back I was asked to take part in an interview talking about my commission for BlueSky Business Space, my time in art school and my experience of studying abroad. So […]Read more "Gray’s School of Art Interview"
Research, read, consider. Write, sketch, explore. Make, do, form. Reveal, react, progress. I have been struggling the past few months. Having finished a large commission and reluctantly given back my loaned studio space in Gray’s I found myself for the first time in about 5 years without a place to make work. I was going […]Read more "Life after Art School"