Delightful and Informative ‘Meet the Artist’ session with Victoria Burgher at Hawkwood

Victoria took time out last Thursday evening the 22nd of August to share her thoughts about her work that intrigued and fascinated the audience. Victoria’s work has a strong political imperative which leads her to do detailed research on a subject before deciding how to represent that in her artwork.

She has spent much time investigating imperial forces behind trading and slavery and her experimental work with sugar is indeed compelling.

Victoria was particularly attracted to curator Patricia Brien’s callout for artists to respond to various artefacts associated with Stroud’s textile heritage. You will be able to see Victoria’s dramatic piece Spilt Scarlett at the Material Flow exhibition running from the 31st of August to the 22nd of September at the Museum in the Park.

You can see more about Victoria’s work by visiting her website.

The Wool and Water Festival is grateful to Hawkwood and The Francis Reckitt Arts Trust Trust for sponsoring Victoria’s artist residency.

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