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

Pretty Pinwork Blog Name Change Announcement—Massively Delayed.

Hey, remember that blog called Pretty Pinwork? Probably not, but if you’re reading this, you’re following it. I changed the name shortly after beginning my MFA in 2013, to better … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a 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

When the Work Fairy and the Thesis Monster Team Up

I have recently had multiple conversations about the distinction between trying to change the world and making a difference. My frustrations with writing my thesis have been compounded by the … Continue reading

January 7, 2015 · Leave a 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

FREE, FUN, Participatory art!—FIGMENT Toronto 26-27 July 2014

So, “what IS FIGMENT?” you might ask. And I can answer with three simple words. FREE. Participatory. Art. And it’s on an island. Olympic Island to be exact. With a … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Are You Made Of?

Okay, so it’s been quite some time since my last post. It turns out that doing a Masters is no easy feat. Not that I expected it to be, but … Continue reading

May 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

Negative Thinking- a stroll down a dark path

I have been thinking a lot lately about the nature of inspiration. It’s a feeling that is, like anything else, entirely subjective. Our own perception of the world, and the … Continue reading

November 24, 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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