Vivienne is a Sydney based Sculptor who has been sculpting for over 2 decades. Over the years, she has completed sculpture courses with renown sculptors such as Tom Bass, Alan Somerville, Marguerite Derricourt, Michael Christie, Barbara Campbell-Allen, Margo Gabsy, Ingrid Morley, Dave Horton and Michael Vaynman.
Utilising her background as a Landscape Architect and skills developed as a Sculptor, she has created numerous public artworks as well as private commissions. Vivienne exhibits regularly with The Sculptors Society and at the Willoughby Arts Centre and has won many awards for her artworks.
Vivienne enjoys the challenge of working to a brief – whether it is a brief advocated by a client, or one decided upon herself. Her works are often the tangible forms of intangibles – abstracts such as positive concepts of connection, strength of character, bravery and even utilizing music as a trigger for memories.
She works in numerous mediums, enjoying the experimentation of different materials to suit the works. Materials range from paper, paperpulp, resin, ceramics, concrete to metals such as stainless steel, aluminium and bronze.
Her forms tend to preference organic shapes, often stylized with clean lines and tactile finishes.
Since 2016, Vivienne has been Vice President of The Sculptors Society (TSS). She has contributed in various ways, and of note, she produced the TSS 70th Anniversary Book; organised an international exchange program whereby Japanese Sculptors could exhibit in Australia and TSS members reciprocally exhibited in Japan; and has written various articles for the TSS Bulletins over the years.
Sculpture Awards & Commissions include:
- Winner – Commission for RSLLC – ‘Valour’ Sculpture & 2 S/S bas relief screens & large public art Screens- all installed 2019
- Ewart Art Prize Exhibition @Willoughby Arts Centre: Sculpture prize 2019;
- Commended Prize- 2010 & 2012, Special Mention Prize 2013
- The Sculptors Society Concourse Art Space Exhib ‘Dragon Shoes’ – Highly Commended 2016
- Winner – Commission for Public Art Project: ‘Balance’ Sculpture (S/Steel) for Auburn Council’s 5 Way Intersection – installed 2014
- Fremantle Media commission: two 1.2m high sculptures titled ‘Saturn & Orion’ featured on the TV program “Biggest Loser Couples” in 2010
- Northbridge Art Prize 2009 Exhibition”, Gallery 307, (Highly Commended Sculpture Prize)
- Winner – 3-D Art Prize: 55th Hunters Hill Art & Craft Exhibition ‘Rhythm o/t Heart’ 2009
- Winner- Commission for the Kiama E.O.I. Public Art Project:-‘Wave’ Sculpture in S/Steel was installed and dedicated in 2009
- Northbridge Art Prize 2008 Exhibition: Gallery 307, (Highly Commended Sculpture)
- Commission for 10 ‘B2B’ sculptures for Bogeys to Birdies WA TV programme
- Commission for 4.2metre long x 1.2m high mosaic panels with 3-D fish 2006 sculptures titled ‘9 Fish’ for commercial premises, Central Coast, NSW 2004
- Finalist in several public art competitions including BHP Memorial Sculpture 2012; Mr Annan Botanic Gardens 2012 & 2011, Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens 2009.
1994–2008 Sculpture courses at: Tom Bass Sculpture School, Sydney; Willoughby Arts Centre, Sydney; National Arts School, Sydney; Ingrid Morley Sculpture School, Sydney
1979 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.Arch.) UNSW
2003-2022 Member & Vice President (2016- present) of The Sculptors Society, Sydney, NSW
1996-2022 Member of Willoughby Arts Centre (WAC) Willoughby
1989-1993 Member of Society of Interior Designers of Australia
1987-2007 Associate Member – AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects)
- Produced “Celebrating 70 Years: The Sculptors Society” book, Spot Publications 2021
- Sculpture work in ‘50 Women Sculptors’, Aurora Metro Publication, UK, 2020
- Articles in The Sculptors Society Bulletins- various 2016-2021