• Practice, research and activism


    I an an artist, geographer, and activist, currently in the final stages of an art-practice based PhD in Cultural Geography at the University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK. Full statement to come soon (June 2016).

    PhD supervisors Caitlin DeSilvey, John Wylie and Iain Biggs.

  • Events, shows, performances


    August 2016 Tectonics A collaboration with poet Anna Mace for The Enemies Project, South West Poetry Tour, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset.


    June 2016 Landscapes of vulnerability: from here to there, from then to now. Performance-lecture. Language, Landscape and the Sublime conference, Schumacher College, Dartington.


    2016  Fractured Earth [online exhibition] GeoHumanities www.geohumanities.wordpress.com


    2016  25/5 Poniou Imagined Landscapes, Royal West of England Academy (6 February – 12 June, 2016).


    2015  Fractured Earth [performance-lectures, installation and public discussions] Porthmeor Studios.


    2015  Water-worlds: art practices and wet ecologies [curated programme of artists projects]. RGS conference.


    2014  Behind the Scenes [gallery installation, public discussion], Back Lane West, Redruth.


    2014, 2011  Cornwall Workshop, invited/selected participant.


    2013  Land Matters #1, group show of artist-researchers for Transition10, Newlyn Art Gallery.


    2013  Artist-in-residence KARST Plymouth.  This work was presented at Plymouth Arts Centre and Back Lane West,    Redruth.


    2009  This Weekend? [curation:  landscape-based interventions across Cornwall] NT/BOSarts.


    2008  The Bosigran project. [Residency Bosigran Farm, Zennor]. Curating & site-specific installation in landscape.

  • Research, publications, networks




    Vickery, V. (2015) Beyond Painting, Beyond Landscape: Working Beyond the Frame to Unsettle Representations of Landscape, GeoHumanities pp.1-24.


    Vickery, V. (2014) Art and Identity at the Water's Edge. Journal of Historical Geography, (46), pp.119-120.


    Vickery, V. (2009) Contextually Sited Art Practice in Rural Areas a-n https://www.a-n.co.uk/p/506255.


    Presentations and talks


    August 2016  Fractured Earth: encountering the contagions of landscapes and images. A performance-lecture to be delivered as part of a session ‘Situated practice in the art-geography nexus’ at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) annual conference, London.


    June 2016 Landscapes of vulnerability: from here to there, from then to now. Performance-lecture. Language, Landscape and the Sublime, Schumacher College, Dartington.


    April 2016  Infectious images and geopolitical vulnerabilities within a session on ‘Affective and Emotional Spaces of Vulnerability’ at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting, San Francisco.


    2015  Performance lecture Something happened: uncomfortably attuning to geo-trauma through art practice, Spaces of Attunement conference, Cardiff University.


    2015  Art as Political Act: something happened, Vibrant Matters conference, University of Dundee.


    2014  Art as Political Act: paying close attention to the barely seen, presentation in a session on ‘Geo-aesthetics’, Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG), London.


    2014  Contingent foldings and ruptures: working beyond the frame of painting to unsettle representations of landscape Nordic Network of Digital Visuality symposium, Stockholm University, Sweden. Participation funded by NNDV.


    2013  Coastline as disrupted edge: Unsettling the image of landscape, performative paper at the RGS-IBG international conference, London, with an earlier version delivered at the Emotional Geographies conference (2013), University of Groningen, NL.



    2016 -  GeoHumanities network of artist-researchers, Royal Hollaway, London (new network just being established).

    2012 - date, Geographies of Creativity and Knowledge, University of Exeter

    2012 - date PLaCE International research Centre, University of Dundee

    2013-14  Between the Tides, AHRC funded international network, University of Bath Spa.

  • Teaching


    Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Exeter in Cornwall (from 01/09/16)


    Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University since 2011.

    I teach site related performances practices to BA Theatre students.


    Occasional Lecturer University of Exeter, 2014, 2016.


    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2012.

    PGCHE (Creative and Academic Practices), Falmouth University 2012.

  • Education, awards




    2012 – date  PhD Cultural Geography, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter. Supervisors Caitlin DeSilvey, John Wylie and Iain Biggs.


    Thesis: Fractured Earth: towards an expanded imaging of landscape through art practice'. Public presentation of practice to examiners: Porthmeor studios November 2015.


    2012  PGCHE (creative and academic practices), Falmouth University


    2008 – 2010 MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practices. Distinction.


    1981 - 1985 B.Ed. Art. First. Roehampton Institute of Higher Education (validated by London University)




    2016 Santander Postgraduate Research award. To present a paper at the  American

    Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco


    2012- 2016 AHRC PhD studentship.


    2010 Sandra Blow Award for excellence, Falmouth University.


    2008 Awards for All, Arts Council England grant to support a year-long project

    as artist-in-residence with the National Trust at Bosigran Farm, Zennor,  West Penwith.

  • Activism


    2014  #hospitalship2gaza. Humanitarian campaign across social media to send RFA Argus (hospital ship to Gaza). Argus did not go... although a few months later she was sent to Sierra Leone to help with the Ebola crisis. For detail of the campaigning and online petition please visit our webpage or FaceBook.


    From 1997 - 2005 As a community activist I set up and ran two charities in Somerset - Wincanton Community Venture (The Balsam Centre) and The Growing Space (community based horticultural project) setting up and running charities, and later working as a project manager.

  • Links, contact, social media



    Online project and exhibition linked to the Royal Geographical Society's annual international conference 2014



    Artist/Geographer/Researcher blog



    Online art project (estate agency)



    Activist humanitarian project