Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Polymers in Action: Thesis Wind-down and Future Projects

The website for my thesis research project, Polymers in Action, is live and can be accessed here. All future posts and updates about the project will be shared on this … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Project Vortex, Featured Artist #2—Gabriela Bustamante

As previously mentioned here and here, I’m researching socially engaged workshop models that encourage environmental literacy through art making. In the run up to my website launch, I’m featuring artists … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Project Vortex, Featured Artist #1—Liina Klauss

My thesis is well under way, but I’ve hit a bit of a wall in terms of the content. It’s been agreed with my supervisor that my work doesn’t fit … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Polymers in Action: Expanding a Community of Eco-art Practitioners

Yesterday I ran the first of two workshops I have planned as the practical component of my thesis research project. My project is called Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Yellow Pages Project at OCAD for Culture Days 2014

Blogging has, unfortunately, taken a back seat and academia has firmly planted its busy hands on the steering wheel of my life. That said, I’ve just had the pleasurable experience … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rocking Paper and Scissors

It’s been too long since I wrote a blog post, for various reasons that I shan’t be boring you with. I’m hoping to catch up with myself over the next … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oh My Beautiful Buttons

I am, ostensibly, on holiday. I do feel that I need to do some writing though, in an effort to make the best of my time off, and to get … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

From Pulp to Portraits- Lisa Kokin’s mesmerising found art

Lisa Kokin has an amazing website where she displays her extensive body of work. Her art straddles the border between found art and textile practice quite beautifully. She uses clothing, … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

Aesthetically pleasing repurposed plasitics

Plastic is one one of the most wonderfully versatile inventions of the 20th century. Not only is it mould-able and durable, it’s lightweight, recyclable and… re-usable. Without getting into they … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pretty Pinwork gets Crafty

I find that, after spending five years in art college, that the longer I am out of “school” the more I want to practice again. For instance, one boring Sunday … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment
Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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