Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Proud to be Irish(ish)

This weekend Ireland made history by being the first country in the world to legalize gay marriage by popular vote (as you may already know). The run up to polling … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Responding to the Framing of Terror and Dushan Milic’s thoughts on #JeSuisCharlie

I don’t usually write about politics and violence. Mostly because this is a blog about art, but also because I’m so deeply affected that I can’t always get my thoughts … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dushan Milic’s Favourite Illustrations

When I first spoke to illustrator Dushan Milic about featuring his art work on my blog, I began with: “Your website is great! But I don’t really know where to … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Ragged Road, Jacob Everett Compassionately Depicts Bradford’s Homeless

Have you ever read Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman? It’s the kind of book that starts a war inside your brain (well, it did for me anyway). I was torn between … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Intense Illustration by Victo Ngai

No one likes breaking promises to themselves, least of all me, but life’s been a bit of a spanner lately, and my blog has suffered.  In early June I got … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 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

For the love of comic books

I have wanted to write a blog post on this particular subject for quite some time. There’s only one problem- where do you start? It’s an undeniable fact that the … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Sense of Place: Next stop, Canada

There are very few things in life that make me want to consider putting ads and a “donate” button on my blog. (I’m not about to) My education is one … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Wonderful Kindness Acknowledged

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the wonderful art of Carne Griffiths. That post had unexpected results- for a start Carne kindly posted a link to my … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Soga Kayoko- feelings of idleness expressed in monochromatic marvellousness

Having learned to paint and draw from a young age, and having cultivated a (surprising) ability to have patience while creating delicate and detailed images of my own, I’m still … Continue reading

March 13, 2013 · 1 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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