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Working/ showing in France

The Residency at the Maison de Gravure has meant that I have been hard at work for the last 2 months on and off , talking about my work and making it alongside all the other Artists that use the Atellier, and today I was asked to show in The Sud Estamp exhibition here in Montpellier to be The Artist to show at the Maison De Graveur. That was a great moment for me to be finally accepted and appreciated here.  Also to be written about in French ! thank god  I dont have to do the translations and i’ll have something written by a French speaker.

Another Gallery in Aubusson the Gallerie Des Marches has also offered me a show next month – so it looks like things are finally changing for me here. Now I have the problem of who will come to the private view ! and my opening speeches – which is the norm here , everyone has to give an introductory talk ,  often after the mayor or some other local Art patron … not all cut and dried then yet.

victoria in the print studio

Barcelona opening

100 Artists make prints 21 x 21 cm

The Original Expo
TRIENAL INTERNACIONAL
DE GRABADO CONTEMPORÁNEO
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11/ 2/ 2016 – 3/ 4/ 2016
Inauguración jueves 11/ 2/ 2016 19:30hDOMINIQUE ALIADIÈRE · ÉRIC FOURMESTRAUX · CATHERINE GILLET · ANNE PAULUS · BRIGITTE PAZOT
REBECCA ALLAIGRE · MARIE ALLEMAND · SUZIE ALLEN · JOLANTA ANTON · VICTORIA ARNEY · JÖELLE ARNUT · MICHÈLE ATMAN · CLAIRE AUSZENKIER · MARIA BACARDIT · FRÉDÉRIQUE BADONNEL · ALBERTO BALLETTI · HÉLÈNE BAUMEL · AGATHE BOUTON · ROSA BURDEOS · CLAUDE BUREAU · PETER CHAAK · PAUL CHAMARD · RUNG TSU CHANG · FLORENCE CHAPUIS · MARÍA CHILLÓN · JEANNE CLAUTEAUX-REBILLAUD · NÚRIA CORRETGÉ · SOPHIE COURTANT · ALESSANDRA DALLA ROSA · HÉLÈNE DAMVILLE · ELISE DARTMOUR · MARTINE DE BAECQUE · ISABELLE DELAMARRE · SOPHIE DOMONT · YANNICK DUBLINEAU · JÖELLE DUMONT · NADIA DUTHOO · MANFRED EGGER · CHRISTINA FRANCE · JUTTA FRICKE · MERCEDES GARCÍA · CHISTINE GENDRE-BERGERE · GIOVANNI GORINI · MARILYSE GOULET · ISABELLE GOURCEROL · PASCALE GRIMPARD · MARIE LAURE GUEGUEN · CLAUDE H · LAURA HERRAIZ · JAKUB HONETSCHLÄGER · CLAIRE ILLOUZ · MICHELE JAMES · TOM JOSEPH · MEHRDAD KHATAEI · PAULEEN K · MAGALI KERAUDREN · EKIN KIRIMKAN · XIMENA DE LEÓN LUCERO · JANA LOTTENBURGER · RÉBECCA LOULOU · LUCE · BEA MAHAN · CLAUDE MALCHIODI · LAURA MANFREDI · MONTSE MARCET · ODILE MASSART · FLORENCE MENET-PÉLISSON · SONIA MERINO · DOMINIQUE MOINDRAUT · ISABEL MOUTTET · MARÍA NUÑEZ · CLARA OLIVA · OLIVIER OLTO · LILIANE PADOY-CHEVREAU · DENISE PELLETIER · PASCALE PERGE · ANDREA PUERTAS · SUZY QUIRKE · GHISLAINE RECTEM · CÉCILE RESCAN · MARIA ANTONIA RIBERA · ISABELLE ROBY · ELVIRA RODRIGUEZ · CHISTIANE ROY · ANNE-MARIE RUBI · LILIANE SAFIR · AUGUSTO SAMPAIO · JULIA SANCHEZ MONTEIS · GEORGIANA SAVUTA · SHIRLEY SHAROFF · ANNA SHIBANOVA · PASCALE SIMONET · WERONIKA SIUPKA · ALEXIS SONDAG · MARIE-LIESSE SZTUKA · AKIRA TOKUDA · CAROLINE VEITH · MANUEL VERMEIRE · THIERRY WESEL

Songs of Nature Prints Jan / Feb 2016

I am concentrating on waterfalls as a theme -of time and forceful invisibility many will be  double etchings where i move the plates as i print to increase this sense of invisibility. Teetering on the brink of recognition. The braille acts as a kind of hidden code incorporated into the landscapes, sometimes referring to other spaces and sometimes descriptional.

Je me concentre sur les chutes d’eau comme un thème de temps et d’invisibilité forte beaucoup seront des eaux-fortes doubles où je déplacer les plaques comme je l’impression pour augmenter ce sens de l’invisibilité. Presque sur le bord de la reconnaissance.

Le braille agit comme une sorte de code caché incorporé dans les paysages, se référant parfois à d’autres espaces et parfois descriptifs.

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songs of nature I,II,III

New work at London Group show on London

This is a series of photographs that are on show at The Cello factory – Waterloo from 27 Feb – 12 March

I got permission to spend a few hours in the empty swimming pool and leisure centre in lewisham to make this piece. The building is standing empty ready to be knocked down and I am interested in photographing it as it is demolished and this was the first stage in that process. These are digital prints and they could become part of a more complex instillation between drawing and knowing a space . This leisure centre has been part of my own life with my children and we have visited and swam there many times and to enter the space in its now dry useless capacity was eerie. In my research for this piece I discovered that it was the pool used in the killing scene for the film – The Long Good Friday.

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Bainbridge Show Oct 2013

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The show at the Embassy Tea Gallery was part of Art Licks weekend and an opportunity to see how the pieces related to eachother  in a large space.  – working through print and drawing.
This was an award to 2 graduating artists in 2013.

Griffin prize Long List

Ruin Repeat 2013  charcoal and felt pen drawing with watercolour £2,000
Ruin Repeat 2013 charcoal and felt pen drawing with watercolour

Getting ready for my  New Graduates show at The Embassy Tea Room Gallery on Union Street

Oct 3rd  private view 6-9

I have been Long listed  for the Griffin Prize  and if successful my piece Boundary will be  at the Griffin Gallery.

 

 

 

Edge

Cut outs

In 2011 I made a series of black silhouette cut outs to explore themes of loss this piece was made from a photograph taken at Chateau Chaumont in the Limousin france. The chateau is abandoned and was used to hide german families and children during the war. I made a short film Chaumont which explored this theme later.

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Cut Black paper 100 x 300 cm

 

2:2

2:2

This etching was the first Tsunami piece. It references Japanese book woodcuts with the use of the page and gaps between the images. The sliding across the page od the narrative and the subsequent ghost prints that follow on as the piece gradually fades. Again this is a long work which fades as you walk along it. The length is indeterminate and can be longer than six prints each plate can be viewed as a block or line.

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Etching on Japanese paper 2011 15 x15cm