Viv ALLBRIGHT

Viv ALLBRIGHT

Allbright works from her studio at Hawkwood, Lamorna, near Penzance. Her artist's statement in 2009 reads 'Working in Japan over the last five years has enabled me to focus and develop drawings, paintings and mixed media which are part of a current series, BodyMaps, that records a dialogue with nature and architecture, used in the work as a metaphor for acceptance and belonging in each culture.' After studying at Falmouth College of Art, Allbright went on to Manchester Metropolitan University, obtaining a BA (Hons) in Printed Textiles. In 1971 she undertook a postgraduate degree in Design in Birmingham. Her 'Ladybird on a Bicycle' was voted one of the top ten children's books in 1982. In 1999 she received the Cornwall County Council Travel Award/Funding for an exhibition at Bankaku Gallery, Nagoya, Japan. In 2012 she was awarded the International Drawing Residency 'Zeichenworkshop' in Hanover, Germany. She has exhibited widely in Japan. Her work is held in private collections in Japan, Europe, the UK and USA.

media

Drawing, painting and mixed media

exhibitions

2002 Associated Members' Exhibition, Porthmeor Printers, St Ives

2009 Lamorna Arts Festival; 2009 Solo Show, Kosuka Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

2011; 2012; 2013 Associate member Penwith Spring/Summer Show, St Ives

2011 Best of Open Studios, Chapel Gallery, Gulval

2012 Solo show, Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery

2012 NSA Group Shows, Helen Feiler Gallery, Newlyn

2013 Selected for 'Drawn' Drawing Exhibition, RWA

Open Studios Cornwall 2014; 2016

2017: Imagine Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery (11 Nov-20 Jan)

memberships

NSA since 2011; Associate membership of Penwith Society of Arts (2010)

references

Lamorna Arts Festival Notes

Open Studios Cornwall 2010 catalogue

Elgin Court Publishing : Children's picturebooks (1970s)

1976 OUP Freelance Children's Books

1979 Shuesha Publishing Company Tokyo 'Nonno' Magazine

1980 Shindensha Publishers Tokyo; 1980 Kaiseisha Children's Books Publishing Company Tokyo

1982 Faber & Faber 'Ladybird on a Bicycle'

1985 Faber & Faber '10 Go Hopping'