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..
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.
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.