Veronica Vickery


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. read full statement

Location Penzance, South West