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Category Archives: Painting

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

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

Rosalind Breen Captures Complex Emotions in Paint

Every now and then, I encounter an artist that produces artwork that pokes an old sore spot in my heart. I have recently been in touch with with Toronto based … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a 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

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

This looks like fun… Jon Smith ‘shoots’ light bulbs

Aside from the obvious safety issues, (a result of living in the Health and Safety crazy capital of the world?) I would LOVE to do this. Jon Smith’s photographs are … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chad Robertson’s Magnificent Multi Viewpoint Paintings

Artistaday.com recently featured the mesmerising artwork of LA based painter Chad Robertson. It’s pretty impressive, and I’ve found myself staring (obviously not in a rude way- I don’t think my … Continue reading

May 12, 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

The Beauty of Age

I’ve recently found myself in a very interesting situation; I’ve had to temporarily move out of my room, to accommodate my grandparents who are visiting from South Africa for a … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sweet Scenes by Shintaro Ohata

This morning I went trawling through the internet for British artists.. and got hopelessly distracted. Colossal is one of my favourite websites (I may have mentioned this before) and today … Continue reading

April 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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