Vicki Clough Curates

Musings on art and life.

Exhibition Review: VSVSVS “Not Together, but Alongside” at Mercer Union

I have a confession to make… I don’t really enjoy exhibition openings. As a curator, it’s a real shame because there are few other opportunities to see my colleagues all … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resonance, Memory and Objects

“It’s funny to think of how simple things can transport us through time and space. Well, it’s not always ‘haha’ funny.” I think this as I sit in the garden, … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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