Approved: 09.10.2006

Veronica Vickery

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Approved: 09.10.2006

An artist with a multi-modal way of working, I work in cycles that move through performative process, recording using photography and digital media, and painting enquiry. I am currently based in the far west of Cornwall.
My practice is about an enquiry into place understood as spatially lived, as homed; where intimacy and everyday experience is seen in tension to received and often, static narratives

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  • Location: Penzance, South West
 

Biography

An artist with a multi-modal way of working, I work in cycles that move through performative process, recording using photography and digital media, and painting enquiry. I am currently based in the far west of Cornwall. My practice is about an enquiry into place understood as spatially lived, as homed; where intimacy and everyday experience is seen in tension to received and often, static narratives of place. Being in-place and out-of-place are recurring concerns against a wider political context of empty homes and threatened homelessness. Complexities of processes and ideas are layered within individual pieces and across relationships between works taking in performance, text, installation and painting; the work is open and shifting reflecting the potentials of changing relationships to time and space as real and imagined, factual and fictional, constructed and deconstructed. Current and recent projects include The Cruelest Month - installation and performance in the CAZ project space, Penzance; Imagine Living Here Now which explores through image and performance the idea of location/relocation; Poniou long-term project (commenced 2011) working with a stream near Zennor that flooded in 2009 with lives lost and coastal infrastructure destroyed that will result in a body of paintings, and a practice-led research project considering the potential relationship between site-related performance and located painting practice. I am a co-director of BOSarts, an artist-led partnership with the National Trust in West Cornwall which initiates and commissions projects in response to place.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2015 - PhD Human Geography (AHRC funded, art practice based), University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus 2012 - PGCHE (Creative & Academic Practices), Falmouth University , Cornwall 2010 - MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice (distinction), Falmouth University , Cornwall Group exhibitions 2012 - WELD, CAZ project space, the Exchange, Penzance 2009 - Out of Bounds, The Exchange (Newlyn Art Gallery), Penzance 2008 - The Bosigran Project, BOSarts / National Trust, West Cornwall 2007 - Invigorate, ALIAS Seminar, The Exchange, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance Degree shows 2010 - MA show, University College Falmouth Curated projects 2009 - This weekend?, BOSarts / National Trust, six sites across Cornwall 2008 - The Bosigran Project, BOSarts / National Trust, West Cornwall 2007 - Just Re-Located: Heritage Centre 2025, Botallack Count House (courtesy of the National Trust), Botallack, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall Live/Performance 2012 - A Parallel Universe, Arnolfini - Performance Writing Weekend, Bristol 2012 - WELD, CAZ project space, the Exchange, Penzance Artist talks 2012 - Poniou, Water:Image Conference, Plymouth 2012 - Poniou: Narrating changing experience of landscape, Environmental Utterance Conference, Falmouth University 2010 - Creativity and Place Conference, University of Exeter, Exeter 2010 - The Falmouth Convention, Assembly / University College Falmouth, Cornwall Residencies 2011 - The Cornwall Workshop, Kestle Barton - convened by Teresa Gleadowe, Cornwall 2008 - The Bosigran Project, The National Trust, Parishes of Morvah & Zennor, West Penwith, Cornwall Public commissions 2012 - BOSopoly (floor sized board game), Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Tremough, Cornwall Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - AHRC PhD studentship, Exeter University, Exeter 2010 - Sandra Blow Award, University College Falmouth, Cornwall 2008 - 'Re-Connections', Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England