Veronica Vickery’s practice playfully incorporates installation, painting, performance and digital media. In her most recent work, she is concerned with the imbalances of housing and land ownership, and the way that rampant development so often disrupts communities. Elsewhere her work points to questions of landscape and power — fences, borders, pollution, degradation and decay — and pressing contemporary issues around how people relate to places, landscapes and the environment. Vickery’s interests straddle the arts, critical landscape studies, and cultural and political geography which led to her being awarded an art-practice based PhD in Cultural Geography (Exeter, 2016). She publishes academically.
Recent work (2020) includes two large-scale installations for Centre of Gravity at the Old Soapworks, Bristol that appropriate development marketing materials to respond to the history of the building as a department and DIY store, and its current context at the epicentre of development. Her work has been included in shows at Tate Exchange (2019), the Pavilion, Hauser & Wirth Somerset (2017) and the survey show Imagined Landscapes, Royal West of England Academy (2016). Academic highlights include performance-lectures at Dartington (2016), Cardiff University (2015), and presentations at the American Association of Geographers (San Francisco, 2016) and the Royal Geographical Society (2012-17).