Vivienne Spencer
Penzance, Cornwall
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2018- date: Plymouth College of Art, MA in Printmaking
2000-01: Bath Spa UC: PGDip Interactive Multimedia: Passed with Distinction
1979-1984: Wolverhampton Polytechnic: B.Ed. Hons. Art and Design: 2:2
Cert. Ed Teaching Certificate: Art and Design – Pass
1975-6: Foundation Year, Swindon College – Pass
1968-74: Malmesbury Grammar school then Malmesbury Comprehensive school

Printmaking & Photography CPD
2018: Took a 2-day mono-printing and collagraph course at St Ives Festival with Rachael Kantaris
2018: Took a 2-day course in Abstract painting with Gareth Edwards at Newlyn School of Art
2017: Took 2 5 week Cyanotype and Gum Bichromate courses in Bristol run by Martyn Grimmer
2017: Attended Pinhole Photography workshop run by RPS in Bath
2012 and 2013: Attended Sandra Porter’s studio for Viscosity Overprinting workshops
2011-12: Attended collagraphy courses with Sue Brown
2010: Joined Gloucestershire Printmaking Co-operative; attended a course in stone lithography with Sue Drennen
2008: Attended summer school course in Acrylic Resist Etching and Photopolymer Printmaking with Alfons Bytautas at Edinburgh Printmakers
2007: Attended Screenprinting course at Glasgow School of Art

Group Exhibitions

2018: RE Masters Screen and Stone: ‘Seaweed v13’ selected and hung
2017: Foto5 group show of gum bichromate and cyanotype prints, Bristol
2016: Group show of work at Westonbirt School
2013: Press Gang, Brewery Barn, Norton St. Philip, Bath
2013: Bath Open Print [1 print hung]
2013: RWA Open Exhibition [1 print hung]

Professional Activities:
2018: Became a member of Porthmeor Print Studio, St Ives
2016: Member of RPS
2016: Member of NSEAD

I am now retired from teaching [July 2018] and I’m studying for an MA in Printmaking at PCA Plymouth.
Since 1984 I taught in a very wide variety of schools: Primary, Secondary, Independent and State, and during this time I taught Art, Art [Graphics] and Art [Photography]. I’ve been Head of Department [Media Studies] at Gordonstoun School and a Visiting Art Specialist in Moray. My last post was teaching Art, Photography and Media Studies at Westonbirt School, Tetbury. Since July 2017 I have had my own studio in Cornwall.

Collections: Prints and paintings are held in several private collections in the UK