University of NSW – Bachelor of Science (Architecture) 1974

Sydney University Teachers College – Diploma of Education (Visual Art) 1978

ANU School of Art (CITA) – Associate Diploma (Ceramics) 1992


In my final year of studying Ceramics at the ANU I worked in the sculpture department making portrait busts under the tutelage of Ante Dabro.  The interpretation of the human form is central to my practice.  My exhibitions become installations based on themes referencing both the environment and historical art works and cultures.  Since 2005 I have had a studio at Strathnairn Arts Association.  For this latest show I am very grateful to have had the assistance of Rick Smyth in the studio.  I continue to work, part time, as a Visual Arts teacher.

© 2012 Vivien Lightfoot / Built on W—Portfolio