Victoria Crowe OBE DHC FRSE MA(RCA) RSA RSW
Real and Reflected
Forthcoming Exhibitions and Events
Winter Sequence explores the changing light on landscape, from twilight to snow storm, low winter sun to mist and moonlight. Combining monoprints with ink drawings, collage and painting, the artist builds up rich and evocative images of the landscape she is so familiar with. The new etching, Large Tree Group, Winter, links this exhibition at Browse & Darby with the fascinating show From Fleece to Fibre, the making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry, currently at the Fleming Collection gallery.
Fleece to Fibre
Victoria Crowe’s celebrated painting, Large Tree Group (1975), was chosen by Dovecot Studios in 2012 to be transposed into a large tapestry as part of their centenary celebrations. After hundreds of hours of careful work by Dovecot’s master weavers using only un-dyed wool sourced from around the country, the tapestry is presented at the heart of this exhibition, first shown at Dovecot Studios in summer 2013, where it proved to be one of the most popular shows in Dovecot’s history.
Since its unveiling in Edinburgh, the tapestry has been acquired and generously gifted by a private collector to the National Museums Scotland and it has been made available for tour as a result of their flexibility and cooperation. The Australian leg of the tour has been made possible through the generosity of Roxane Clayton who assisted with the transportation of the works.
The tour takes in: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, 30 August to 24 September 2014; and The Fleming Collection, London, 29 October 2014 to 14 February 2015, when there will be events and talks - contact Nancy Cooper, Exhibitions Coordinator, The Fleming Collection, 13 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DU, tel 020 7042 5730 for further details.
No Foreign Land, Landscapes from the Fleming Collection will run concurrently at The Fleming Collection with the Fleece to Fibre exhibition and will include work by Victoria.
Victoria is currently involved in a major, large-scale, private tapestry commission which will be woven at Dovecot Studios for completion in 2016. Further details when available.
Victoria Crowe by Duncan Macmillan
About the artist
Victoria Crowe studied at Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, before being invited to join Edinburgh College of Art in 1968, where she taught drawing and painting until 1998.
Over the last 35 years Victoria Crowe, one of Scotland’s leading painters, has established herself as a painter whose work is instantly recognisable. While the full range of her painting covers landscape, still lifes, portraits, self-portraits and interiors, much of her work defies such precise categorisation.
She has been described as ‘one of the most vital and original figurative painters currently at work in Scotland’.
Her work is represented in a large number of public and private collections. She lives and works in the Scottish Borders and Venice.