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

2019: One week’s summer school at John Howard studios, Penryn

2019: 2 day photo-polymer course at Curwen Print Studios

2018: Took a 2-day monoprinting 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 collagraph 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 2 day Screenprinting course at Glasgow School of Art

Group Exhibitions

2019: Ironbridge Fine Arts gallery Winter exhibition; Open Studios Cornwall in May

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:

2019: Joined ‘Open Studios Cornwall’, The Art of Cornwall & A-N networks

Since retiring early from teaching in July 2018 I’ve been studying for an MA in Printmaking at PCA Plymouth.

Previously I taught in a very wide variety of schools from 1984 across all sectors and ages where I variously taught Art, Art (Graphics), Art (Photography) and Media Studies. I was Head of Department (Media Studies) at Gordonstoun School from 2005-10 and a Visiting Art Specialist in Moray before that. My last post was teaching Art, Photography and Media Studies at Westonbirt School, Tetbury and from July 2017 I have had my own studio in Cornwall.

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