Sculptor Victoria Westaway News Items
All the latest on Devon Artist Victoria Westaway. Vik moved her art practice from Herefordshire to Devon back in April 2016 having bought the old St. John Ambulance Station in the heart of Cullompton, Devon. Vik is also doing much of the conversion herself creating the ideal studio/workshop space to continue her art work. Check back to see more news and photos on Vik's big-refurb' together with announcements on her latest art projects - thanks for visiting..
Much of Victoria’s work is commissioned by private collectors but in addition to this she also works with corporations and councils to produce public art pieces across the country. A recent project saw Victoria working in the beautiful village of North Mundham in West Sussex, where she was commissioned by Stonewater Ltd to create a Willow feature for a new housing development in the village.
It was hard to imagine the heat of the sunshine when Devon was subjected to the most severe snow event for 10 years back in March, but that was when the planning for the Summer Yarty Party Sculpture was underway. Victoria was approached by the Yarty Party team to run an adventurous willow workshop to create a giant willow sculpture in one day.
Following on from last years successful RHS Willow Goose Sculpture Workshop Vik was again invited back to run an Owl Sculpture Workshop during March 2018. Just as last year the willow sculpture course proved so popular that Pershore College arranged to run two RHS courses on consecutive days. Each of the two courses were made up of 10 participants who practiced the basic skills and techniques of willow weaving. Vik demonstrated her free style scribble weave technique to create the body around a steel armature mounted on a wooden base. Once the main bodies were formed Vik encouraged the participants to get creative using techniques to add beaks, eyes and ears giving each owl a unique personality.
Vik was excited at the opportunity of creating a giant willow tattoo arm for the Torre Abbey British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition, showing March till June 2018. With the help of the Torre Abbey learning lab team and sixth form students from around Torquay this giant willow sculpture was created during a two day art workshop. The whole team were relentless in their dedication towards getting this giant sculpture finished on time.
Devon artist Victoria Westaway is thrilled to once again work alongside the charity Momentum and Tale Valley Nursery on a spectacular willow sculpture called 'Family' to be exhibited in the Momentum Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Momentum children’s charity, based in Kingston upon Thames, is thrilled to have a dedicated Momentum Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show running from 5 to 10 July 2016.
Gardens and outside spaces have always featured greatly in Momentum’s work, with the charity having designed and constructed hospital play areas, gardens and even a vegetable garden.
Back in November and December Victoria was commissioned by CMPS Consult to create a spectacle for the Mistletoe Festival which takes place in the Worcestershire town of Tenbury Wells. This annual festival celebrates the town's long and colourful history with the local apple orchards and mistletoe harvest.
Victoria was asked to create a Willow Mistletoe Queen and festive star standards with the pupils of St Michaels International School and Tenbury Wells High School.