Sculptor Victoria Westaway News Items
All the latest News 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, Living above the workshop in beautiful Mid Devon is helping us to improve our companies sustainability and helps us connect with our local community. Vik has been busy creating work for exhibitions, community participatory projects, private commissions and flower shows across the country, check back to keep up to date with news and photos of Vik’s latest work and announcements of her forthcoming arts and culture projects - thanks for visiting..
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.
Wire artist Victoria Westaway previewed her new wire abstract sculptures titled, 'Wire Fritillaria Forms' (see gallery below) during the Private View at the Newland Garden Summer Exhibition in Sherborne, Dorset. Victoria exhibited her Willow Sculptures and Wire Sculptures alongside the fabulous work of local artists, Plaxy Arthur, Richard Turner, Miranda Halsby & Julian Halsby.
Victoria was delighted to return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with her latest commission 'Family' a series of figures for the Great Pavilion. The Sculptures formed part of Tale Valley Nursery stand. This gorgeous woodland garden setting received a Gold Medal and was admired by the RHS Judges who loved the story behind the design. This original garden celebrates the work of the Momentum Charity which supports children and the families of children undergoing treatment for cancer.
On warm Sunny October day Period Living Magazine came along to Victoria's workshop barn to create an article for their Feb 2015 Edition. The Artisan Feature is a regular article featuring an Artist or Crafts Person who works from a home studio. Victoria had a great day with Rachel Crow (editor) and Jeremy Phillips (photographer) who took over 650 photos of her weaving welding and walking!
The article is titled, The Way of the Weave - Complementing the natural environment in which they sit, the garden willow sculptures handcrafted by artist Victoria Westaway range from whimsical figures to abstract forms.