Work

Art 3F Bordeaux
Art 3F Bordeaux

Collection of sculptures and wall based pieces all on the theme 'souvenirs' shown at this international exhibition 2019

Lettres d'amour  No 6
Lettres d'amour No 6

Created in 2019 as part of a collection of 6 small framed works titled Love letters. These works used found letters of correspondence between 2 people during the WWII. Each piece used a different letter and sentiment from the letter as the title. 70cms x 70cms

Mariage
Mariage

Inspiré d'une photographie indésirable que J'ai trouvée avec beaucoup d'autres dans une boite à la déchetterie. J'ai créé une collection en réponse à six des images intitulées 'Souvenirs' Cette piéde est 110cms x 80cms. 2019

Sovenirs
Sovenirs

In 2019 inspired by a range of vintage christening dresses i had collected I set about changing and manipulating each dresse to give it a unique personality ' fitting to that of the person to whom it may have belonged. I used a variety of materials such as wire, paper, old letters and thread. 110cms x 45 cms

Pemiers Pas (détail)
Pemiers Pas (détail)

Created in 2019, this piece is constructed from pages of old books and vintage clothing.

Mushroom Sculpture
Mushroom Sculpture

I was commissioned in 2018 by Petite Piquey Mediatheque to create a collection of work inspired by mushrooms. It was a great pleasure and opened up a whole new avenue of methods and materials to explore. 140 cms x 70cms

Wishing
Wishing
Unie détail sculpture
Unie détail sculpture

This fabric sculpture created in 2019 started as a flat piece of fabric which i had painted an image of two brothers on ( inpired by an old photograph ). 110cms x 35cms

Defend Me
Defend Me

This was a site specific piece created in 2017, for a church in La Reole. It gave me the opportunity to rework an old piece 'Evacuation' and further the recurring theme of protection.

Moi
Moi

Created in 2019 45cms x 100cms Paint, leather, scrim, cotton, linen and paper.

Independant
Independant

Hessien, leather, linen, paper and hand and machine embroidery 160cms x 85cms 2018

Within me (detail)
Within me (detail)

This sculpture created in 2019 uses only fabric in its construction but by using various methods of manipulation it is possible to achieve shape and form. 180cms x 70cms.

Souvenirs
Souvenirs

Image taken at Souvenirs exhibition in Andernos les Bains in 2019.

Stability
Stability

This piece is a favourite of mine created in 2012 from wood, linen hessien and wire mesh. 2m x 15cms ( each piece).

Nous Ensemble
Nous Ensemble

Knitted wire mesh and acetate woven image 30cms x 50cms 2018

Independant
Independant

This piece was part of a larger collection of work inpired by women and their inner beauty and strength.

Unie (détail)
Unie (détail)

This piece created using paints and dyes later became a sculpture.

Isolement
Isolement

This recent work (2019) experiments with a technique of using fabric and stitch like paint, building up layers to create the final image. 85cms x 120cms.

Watch over me
Watch over me

A detailed photograph of this 2019 piece shows the overlay of fabrics and stitch to create the image. 120cms x 85cms.

Desire
Desire

Created using a varity of fabrics stitch and dyes this piece is inspired by mans need to own beautiful objects. 170cms x 45cms 2019

Precious Moments
Precious Moments

Detailed image of this vintage manipulated christening dress with featured in the exhibition 'Pouvoir' in the Eglise St Remi in Bordeaux in 2019

Evacuation
Evacuation

Knitted wire and acetate image. 15cms x 15cms 1998

Notation
Notation

An early piece from 1997 inspired by dance and the method of recordeing dancers movement ' notation'. I used pattern paper and clear plastic to create garmets and body parts.

Evacuation
Evacuation

This is a detailed image of a method where it is possible to remove the manmade elements of a fabric with a particular screen printing technique. 1995

Exhibitions

 
2020

April 17 - May 3: St Medard en Jalles, France

July 2 - July 8: Maison Louis David : Andernos les Bains, France Solo exhibition

August 3 - September 30: Fort Medoc, Cussac Fort Medoc: Independants 33

September 5 - 15 : Arts Sitelle: Cap Ferret, France

October 1 - October 29: Correz 'Art: Correze, France

October 16 - 30: La Citadelle de Chateau D'Oleron, France 'Le Trou' 

October 19 - 2 November: St Remi Church: Bordeaux: Independants 33

November 13 - November 15: Ob Art: Bordeaux France

November 19 - December 2: St Remi Church: Bordeaux, France: Atelier Aquitaine.

2019

Exhibition Center: Arcachon, France

Art Book Boesner: Bordeaux, France

40th Annual Exhibition Tresses: Bordeaux, France

Anywhere Creation: Piegut - Plovers: Dordogne, France

Cabane Blue des Artistes: Audenge, France 'La Touche Naturelle' Solo exhibition

Maison Louis David: Andernos les Bains, France 'Souvenirs' Solo exhibition

Métiers des Artistes Expo : Arés, France

Art 3f: Exhibition Center: Bordeaux, France

Atelier Aquitaine : St Remi Church: Bordeaux, France 'Pouvoir'

Indépendants 33: Bordeaux, France

Premier amour 2019
2018

Journées Européennes Des Métiers D’art : La teste du Buch, France

Journées Européennes Des Métiers D’art : Lyon, France

Chateaux de Varaignes: Dordogne, France 'Le Fil Ambulant'

Art Book Boesner: Bordeaux, France

Gallérie Caracas : Arcachon, France

Maison Louis David: Andernos les Bains, France 'Mother Nature' Solo exhibition

Odyssey Exhibition: Cardigan, France

Atelier Aquitaine : St Remi Church: Bordeaux, France

Mediathéque Petit Piquey : Lege Cap Ferret, France 'Mushrooms' Solo Expo

Je suis moi 2018
2017

Cabane Blue des Artistes: Audenge, France 'Sur L'air' Solo exhibition

Op Art: Bordeaux, France

Mediathéque Petite Piquey, France 'Field of dreams' Solo exhibition

Victoria Danville
2016

Cultural Institute Bernard Magrez: Bordeaux, France France Grand Prize Exhibition

Gallérie Caracas : Arcachon, France

Parc Ornithologique du Teich: Le Teich, France 'Changing Direction'

Prieuré des Bénédictins : La Réole, France 'All life is precious' Commissioned

St Remi Church: Bordeaux, France 'Liberty'

Victoria Danville
2015

Cap Sitelle: Cap Ferret, France 'Blue Contre Block'

Maison Louis David: Andernos les Bains, France 'Coming Together'

Victoria Danville
2014

Artbook: Morlleaux, France 'Family'

Gallery No10: Lege cap Ferret, France 'Synergies'

Art 3G Foire international d’art Contemporian : Bordeaux, France

Cestas: France 'Piquet' Solo exhibition

Victoria Danville
Selected exhibitions and commissions: UK 1995 - 2001

Eureka Art Gallery, Stoke Newington, London : ‘Evacuation’ 1995

Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, London : ‘Window of Time’ 1996

Bentliff Gallery, Kent : ‘Together’ 1996

Whitstable Art Gallery, Kent : ‘Visions of sleep’ 1997

Fabrica, Brighton : ‘Tempered’ 1998

Dartford Museum & Art Gallery, Kent : ‘Notation’ 2000

Strood Library Gallery, Kent : ‘Pieces’ 2001

County Gallery, Maidstone, Kent : ‘Between Black & White’ 2001

Victoria Danville
Online publications and articles

Crafts Magazine Novembre - Décembre 1995

TextileArtist.org – Victoria Danville: Textile Sculpture: Novembre 2016

Artistic work experience

1996–1998 : Conférencier invité, Kent Institute of Art & Design: Canterbury/ Rochester

1998–2006 : Agente des arts / Coordonnatrice des programmes culturels, Kent County Council

2006–2008 : Chef par intérim de l'unité de développement culturel, Kent County Council

2008–2009 : Responsable des programmes artistiques, Ricards Lodge School, Merton, London

2010–2015 : Architecte d'intérieur et directeur créatif de Velvet Events decoration

2016-présent : Artiste à plein temps

Membership

Ateliers d’Artistes de France – Le syndicat des métiers d'art de France - 2020

Prism Textile Artists International - September 2020

Atelier Aquitaine - Organisation artistique professionnelle Bordeaux France - Septembre 2018

Independants 33 - Organisation professionnelle d'artistes Bordeaux France - Oct 2019