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Vikky Furse

2017
Selected Society Women Artists Exhibition Mall Galleries
Selected & Demonstrating, Murmurations Gallery,Bexhill,E Sussex'People These Days'
Selected 2017 Pure Autumn Art Fair, Battle East Sussex
Exhibiting and demonstrating Smallhythe Gallery,Kent.
AVA Exhibition, Dungeness Power Station.

2016
Selected Society Women Artists Exhibition Mall Galleries.
Selected 2016 Pure Autumn Art Fair, Battle East Sussex
Exhibiting Smallhythe Studio Gallery, Tenterden Kent.

2015
Selected Pastel Society 2015, Mall Galleries, London.
Selected Society Women Artists, Mall Galleries 2015, London.
Exhibited at Smallhythe Studio gallery Kent.

2014
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1.
Society of Women Artists Mall Galleries, London SW1
Selected as Pure Fine Artist 2014/15
'Silver'a Winter Exhibition, Smallhythe Studio gallery Kent
Changing Places Exhibition By Ashford Visual Artists

2013:
Godinton House Christmas Fair, Ashford, Kent TN278NX
Selected Cranbrook Art Fair.
Selected for Pure Arts Opportunity 2013/14
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, work on show.
West End House Gallery, Smarden, Kent, work on show.

2012:
Kent Heritage Trees Project, one day funded workshop, 'Trees in Winter Collage/ Ink'
Selected for group exhibition at the Brew House, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells,
Selected for Pure Arts Opportunity 2011/12,
Art Fair at Powder Mills, Battle,TN33 0SP.
Landscape and portrait demonstrations at Art Fair above.
Society of Women Artists Annual London Exhibition work on show, and Landscape Demonstration at Mall Galleries
Pastel Society Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London W1. Work shown

2011
Elected full member of the Society of Women Artists.
Paintings selected for SWA 150th Annual London Exhibition, Mall Galleries.
Paintings exhibited Pastel Society, Mall Galleries.
Nature in Art Museum & Gallery, Gloucester. March 2011, one weeks Artists Residency, plus a 2 day pastel workshop.
Travelled in Greenland April.
2010
Paintings exhibited Society Women Artists (SWA), and Pastel Society, Mall Galleries,and United Artists (UA)at Menier Gallery, London.
South East Open Studios
West End House, & The Art Room Galleries, Kent. UK Fine Art gallery, Ledbury.

2009
Elected to the SWA council.
Pastel Society Exhibition, London Mall Galleries,Work shown
SWA and UA Societies Exhibitions in London, work shown
Ripley Arts Centre, New Gallery, Bromley, Kent. Solo
South East Open Studios, joint exhib West End House Gallery.
Elected member of the Society of Women Artists(SWA) as an Associate (ASWA)
United Artists, group of 6 exhibition members at St Julians, Sevenoaks, Kent. Elected member of the United Artists.
One-day art workshop for the NAGC, an organization that runs a programme for bright children.
2008
"The Big Draw in the Museum at Scott Polar Research Institute SPRI 'The Worst Journey in the World',
Joint Exhibition with Chris Furse at Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), Cambridge, 29th September to 8th November, and The big Draw 25th October.
6 weeks lecturing on the expedition ship MV Polar Star, Arctic.
Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucester. 'Chasing the Wind' Exhibition|
Pastel Society exhibition, Mall Galleries London. 2 Greenland paintings shown,March.
Artist in Residence with Chris Furse at The Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucester
21 - 27 January.
Four page feature Artists & Illustrators magazine January 08 edition.


2007
Finalist in Artist & Illustrator Self Portrait competition October 2007
Vikky won a 2 month Artist Residency in Antarctica 2006/7 (one month Quark/Theme ,One month Polar Star)

CV
Since 2000 Vikky has been working on a series of Arctic paintings based on her field sketches. First travelling in and around Svalbard in Summer by Russian Icebreakers,& Zodiacs. Then in the Winters of 2003/04/07 and Autumn 05 sketching & painting in NE Greenland, travelling with Inuit hunters and their dog teams. Vikky has been invited to give workshops in the school, and hopes to return in 2008 to work on a portrait project.

LONDON SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Londonart, Climate of Change exhibition, London 2007
LondonArt, OXO and Bargehouse Galleries, London, 2005
LondonArt, Arndean Gallery, 23 Cork Street, London: 2004
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London: 1997,2000/02/03/06/08/09/10/11
Society of Women Artists (SWA), The Mall Galleries, London:2004/05/06/07/ 08/09/10/11
SWA, Westminster Gallery London: 1997/98, 2000/02/03

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
St Julians, Sevenoaks, Kent. Feb/March 2007
The Stables Theatre Gallery, Hastings, Sussex. May/June 2006
The Casson Gallery, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Nov/Dec 2005
Eurostar at Ashford International Station, Kent. August 2003, winter 2005
Metropole Café Gallery, Folkstone, Kent: Jan/Mar 2003

TWO MAN EXHIBITIONS
Bearsted Library Gallery, Kent: 2001 - 02
Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire: 1999
Headcorn Gallery, Kent: 1998

FEATURED ARTIST
West End Gallery, Smarden, Kent, Various exhibitions 2005-08.
Portico Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent. "The South East Open Studios Exhibition" June 04
Headcorn Gallery, Kent. "Wildlife Quartet". March 2003, "Body Language" March 2002.
Field Dalling Gallery, Norfolk: Aug/Sep 2002
Holland Gallery, London, (stained glass): 1990

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Kecskemet public art collection, Hungary, 3 works on paper.

OTHER WORK:
MOBILES:
'Vision', Art House Gallery exhib.
'Alice in Wonderland' exhibited in Belgium, Ashford and Ramsgate. Kent.
'Journeys' exhibited in Whitstable, Kent

PORTRAITS
Finalist in the Artist & Illustrator magazine Self Portrait competition.

RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS & SPONSORSHIP/FUNDING
Artist in Residence at Nature in Art Gallery/Museum, Gloucester. 21-27 January 08
Antarctic Artist in Residence on the Quark Expedition ship the Sarpik Ittuk, & Polar Stars ship Polar Star.
Veranka Island International Artists Workshop, Hungary,2002. Funded
Ashford Town Centre Residency: 2001 Millennium Awards for All Lottery Funded.
Gordonstoun School, Artist in Residence: 1997, 2000, 2001.
Oceanwide Expeditions, part funded Vikky's place on two of their Arctic expeditions.

TRAINING
St Martins, Ravensbourne and Hornsey Art Colleges, London, UK

Council Member Society Women Artists 2009-
Publicity officer and committee member of SEOS 2001-5.
Artist member of Associació Cultural Sa Taronja, Mallorca, Spain 2002-5
Founding member and on committee of Ashford Visual Artists 1999-5.
Linked Euroregion Arts Development (LEAD) Network.

BOOKS
Acrylics Workshop by Phyllis McDowell ( Dorland Kindersley) pages.
MAGAZINES:
2007 UK Pastel Society magazine: article and pictures on Artist Residencey in Antarctica. Artists&Illustrators (A&I) mag: finalist in Self portrait competition
July 2004 A&I magazine article by Vikky on South East Open Studios
July 2002: The Artist Magazine featured Vikky in their "In View" section, July 2002.
Your Town Magazine (front cover) 6-03. Also: Inspirations, Popular Patchwork etc
2004:many articles in variety of magazines