Viyki Turnbull

Viyki Turnbull


Victoria Turnbull is an established artist based in London. Originally trained as a painter at the Norwich School of Art, her drawings, books and installations have been commissioned by a wide range of institutions including the Creative Intelligence Agency, English Heritage, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Whitechapel Gallery.

Her work is an exploration of the physical and material nature of the objects and people in the world around her and the underlying structures that govern them. Understanding the structures – the physical structures be it the muscles and bones beneath the skin or metaphysical structures, the thought, beliefs, ideas that structure the actions and behaviours that we observe in the world around us is fundamental to her approach to her work.

Her practice is informed by cross arts collaborations, with artists, dancers and performers, leading projects and workshops with a wide variety of audiences and institutions. This has included the Camden Arts Centre, Central Saint Martins, National Film and Television School, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, the Royal College of Art and the Royal Institite of British Architects.

Of particular interest is an exploration of the body in space, drawing on perspectives from movement practice and contemporary drawing research and look at approaches and techniques that capture the gestures and actions of the moving body, the movement of bodies in groups and the action of drawing through an examination of the movements of the hand, arm and shoulder.

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Location London
Activities Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Built environment, Participatory projects, Public art, Gallery education, Project management
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Drawing, Installation, Participatory, Printmaking