About

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Vicky Waters is a lens-based artist, exploring her emotional connection to gardens; addressing memory and cross-generational experiences. She has a particular interest in her city’s green spaces—their importance in biodiversity recovery, community engagement and enjoyment.

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

The images she creates are often quiet and dream-like, featuring the landmarks that exist on a small, human scale. 

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‘Three Memories’ was exhibited at the (re)structure group show in the old Peacocks building in Newhaven. The exhibition was open during October for Photo Fringe 2022.

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

This new work considered memory and connection.

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Artist Statement

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Three Memories: 

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Carried on my father’s shoulders; Staring saucer-eyed at the work of insects; Walking up the hill I looked over a garden wall and saw pale fabric hanging from the branches of a tree.

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The images portray three distinct memories, but they resisted remaining separated. I wanted to hold them down and place them next to each other, seeing them merge into a continuum—a train of thought.

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The three memories were made at different times in my life. The first memory is of being a toddler, carried on my father’s shoulders and getting caught up in all the leaves. The second memory is of staring saucer-eyed at the work of insects. I remember the intense fascination they held for me. The third memory is of walking up the hill past a walled garden and seeing pale fabric hanging from the branches of a tree. This lodged in my mind as a quiet mystery.

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

Copyright © Vicky Waters, 2018  -  Website by Laptop on a Ladder

Vicky has exhibited work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Some of her work is printed by Sublime Boundary.