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Category Archives: Nature Art

Earth Day 2015—Dominant Power Structures and Fractured Causes

I want to type “Happy Earth Day!”, but it gets stuck on the way out of my fingertips because I feel that like many other worthwhile causes, it has been … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 #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

A Taste of Things to Come… FIGMENT Toronto 2014

With only a couple of days left before the first ferry brings all you happy-go-lucky art lovers over to Olympic island for Figment 2014, I think it’s high time I … Continue reading

July 23, 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

The Beauty and the Beasts of the South Pacific, Painting by Mark Cross

The realistic landscape paintings Mark Cross produces also have a dream-like quality, to me. The idea of a beach so pristine, with such clear water is the ultimate ideal spot for … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Incredible Pebbles by Ester Roi

I guess the title of this post is misleading- Ester Roi doesn’t just paint colourful rocks, but I like the way it sounds. Ester is an artist and inventor from … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pierre Carreau’s Wonderful Waves

Pierre Carreau has a long history with wave photography, having worked as a professional photographer for water-sport manufacturers and surf and kitesurfing magazines.  His series AquaViva, a study of wave shapes, … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

This is cool! No pun intended…

Simon Beck, an orienteering mapmaker from Southern England, has some serious old-school skill with his compass, pace counting, measuring tape and clothes line. His Snow Art has become a sensation, … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 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, an ongoing research and curatorial project that aims to address the various forms of sustainable practice. She has been the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto since 2014 and has also co-curated exhibitions including 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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