A FEW WORDS

ABOUT ME

VIV LIGHTFOOT

Forms and finishes

With my background in architecture my sensibilities are drawn to Modernism. In 2009 in “Echoes in Form” I made figures based on key Modernist female artists working in the 1920s and 30s both in Europe and Australia. I interpreted the figures by simplifying surfaces and forms. The following year  I unified many Mayan inspired figures and busts by  using one stone-coloured glaze combined with some areas of blue. Two years later with “Substance” I decided to explore a plethora of glazes to convey the properties of the Earth’s elements.  This time I concentrated on very large heads on towering necks.  I have no one approach. With every new theme I  develop new methods, forms and surface finishes.
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Making Body of Frederic
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CERAMIC ARTIST

HI, MY NAME IS VIV LIGHTFOOT

My art practice fits around my other jobs. I am a Visual Arts teacher with over 25 years experience and I work part time as an Educator at the National Gallery of Australia.  I qualified with  Bachelor of Science (Architecture) in 1974 followed by a Diploma of Education (Visual Art), 1978 and then an Associate Diploma (Ceramics), 1992 at ANU School of Art (CIT A).  From 2005-2019 I had a studio at Strathnairn Arts Association but now I have set up a home studio.

 

In 2016 due to a Family Emergency, I spent a year in Berlin, Germany. Here I pursued new areas of art-making that I could realise with no studio. This included stop-motion animation and tapestries based on my research on China. Recently I have been learning to use various Virtual Reality software..