C V and Bibliography

also see Forthcoming shows for details

Victoria Rance graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art from Newcastle University (1983) and an MA from Kingston University (2009). She was the 2003/4 winner of The Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture.

Solo/Two person Exhibitions

2022   Firebird with Cable Depot at Platforms Project Athens

            Creek Dreams Seager Gallery Deptford London

2021   In Real Life Cable Depot Woolwich London

2020   Victoria Rance The Small House Gallery online 

2019   Otherworld, The White Box Gallery, Blackheath London 

2017   The Night Horse and The Holy Baboon, The Cello Factory London 
2016    Fasnacht as part of  Deptford X, APT Live and Art Licks  
2015   I Wish with Lewisham Refugee & Migrant Network, Deptford X 
2014   I Wish the film Deptford X Fringe (prize winner)
2013   I Wish Deptford X Fringe
           The Sleep of Reason Victoria Rance & Sylvia Lüdtke 
           BBK Kunst-Quartier, Osnabrück, Germany
2012   Medusa Stories with Ruken Aslan, Chalabi Gallery Istanbul
           curated by Denizhan Özer
2010   Invisible with Clare Whistler The Lucy Bell Gallery
           Hastings St Leonards
2004   The Mark Tanner Award Exhibition, Standpoint Gallery,
             Hoxton, London
2002   The Office, Atrium Gallery PricewaterhouseCoopers
2001   The Holy Fool, St Mary Woolnoth London
2000   Spire, The Economist Plaza, St James, London
1998   Victoria Rance Sculpture, SmithKlein Beecham Harlow
1997   Annunciation Sculptures and Drawings, St John’s Waterloo
1988   The Lancaster Arts Centre Wycombe Abbey
1987   The Orangery Holland Park London
1987   The Barrs Gallery, Aldgate, London
1986   Drawings of a Cellist, Wigmore Hall London
1986   London Zoo, Regent’s Park

Selected Group Exhibitions
2023   If not now, when? Generations of Women in Sculpture in Britain, 1960 to 2020 Saatchi Gallery London (Nov 15 2023 to Jan 22 2024)
           The London Group Open Copeland Gallery
            Deptford X Firebird screening Creekside Centre
            Deptford X Thorness and the Green Man performances
            APT Now APT Gallery Deptford London
            New Art Centre Sculpture Garden
            The London Group at Linden Hall Studios
            If not now, when? Generations of Women in Sculpture in 
            Britain, 1960 to 2020 The Hepworth Wakefield
            Composition Space No Space Muze Gazhane Istanbul
2022    Nightwatch at APT Deptford
            The London Group at Bankside
            Space No Space ITU Istanbul Bienalle parallel project
            APT Now APT Gallery Deptford
2021    Winter Salon, Glass Cloud Gallery, Camden Peoples Theatre,
            Night Watch APT Yard, 6 Creekside Deptford London
            Gift APT Gallery Deptford
            Winter Show, The Lovely Gallery, Sydenham, London
            The Cast of Things, APT Gallery, 6 Creekside Deptford London
            In Plain Sight, Thelma Hubert Gallery, Honiton Devon
            Can we ever know the meaning of these objects, Gallery 46
            Hearten, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London
2020    25 APTGallery Deptford, London
            Wish You/We Were/Here/There online with The London Group
            Isolation online with The London Group
            Hearten, online with Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
            In the Dark 2020 Even Darker, The Cello Factory Swallowhead performance
2019    Capilliary Tissues performance APT Gallery Studio Deptford X
            APT + One Connect APT Gallery Deptford London
            The Lovely Gallery Winter Show
            Sleepy Heads, The Blyth Gallery, Imperial College London
            Archipelago The Engine Room, Walthamstow Wetlands, London
            Drawing Distinctions Cello Factory London 
2018   Gift APT Gallery Deptford London
            The London Group Annual, The Cello Factory Waterloo London
            Winter Show, The Lovely Gallery, Sydenham London
            One Plus One, APT Gallery Deptford, London
            Drawing Distinctions Furlong Gallery University of Wisconsin
            The London Group at St Ives Penwith Gallery St Ives Cornwall
            Down From London, Linden Hall Studio, Deal Kent
            Good and Bad Government Thames-side Studios Gallery
2017    Touchstone APT Gallery Deptford
            Shoreham Sculpture Trail
            The Mesh Watermans Art Centre, London
            Personal Relations  Pulchri Studios, The Hague, Holland 
            Personal Relations, Mirror Gallery, Vicenza Italy
2016   Personal Relations, The Cello Factory Waterloo
            A Threshold APT Gallery Deptford London
            Metallic, Burghley House, Lincs
            Works on Paper The Lovely Gallery London
            Fe216 Morley Gallery London  
2015    One Plus One Lubomirov Angus Hughes, London
            Crossing Thresholds Gallery Tettix, Thessalonika, Greece
            Need and Error Zsenne Art Lab Brussels
            Hundreds and Thousands Lubimirov Angus Hughes, London
            Twentieth APT Gallery Deptford London 
            Venice Pavilion in London, HartsLane, New Cross London
            Side Effect, Galeri Ark, Istanbul
            Magic Lantern, Fringe Arts Bath Festival
            I Wish for Water Week, Herstmonceux Castle  
2014    From David Bomberg to Paula Rego Southampton 
            City Art Gallery as exhibiting artist and curator
            Studio Screening of I Wish, Sound and Silence, APT Gallery
            Between the Lines, Mine Sanat Gallery,  Istanbul
            Tipping the Line Occupy My Time Gallery, Deptford, London
            The London Group on London, The Cello Factory,  London
            Switch Pulchri Den Haag Netherlands
2013    Photography and Video Ozo Coffee House, Istanbul
            + 100 The London Group Today, The Cello Factory,  London
            A Decade of The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 
            Standpoint Gallery Hoxton
            The London Group at 100, Mottisfont, Romsey Hampshire
            The London Group Centenary Exhibition Pitzhangar 
             Manor Gallery & House
2012    Sequoia Tees at Peter Klashorst Gallery Amsterdam 
            Folklore with Teststrip APT Gallery, Deptford, London
            London Group, The Cello Factory, Waterloo, London
            Berlin Tee Party, The Wye, Berlin
            Free Zone/Çanakkale, Erkan Yavuz Experimental Art Studio
            On My Behalf, The Cumberland, Mayfair, London
            Delineation, APT Gallery Deptford, London
            Territory and Boundaries Kensington and Chelsea College
2011    Fast Forward>>NCL Globe Gallery, Newcastle
            Design and Print Now Bearspace Gallery Deptford
            London Group Open Cello Factory Waterloo
            Contrary Voices / Changeable Realities,
            Kare Sanat Gallery Istanbul
            London's Lost Fishing Village Trinity Buoy Wharf London
            Design and Print Now, Bearspace at SW1 Gallery
            Invaluable APT Gallery Deptford (artist and co-curator)
            Places Called, Pop Up Cinema, Westway, London
            Bosphorus Art Fair 4 Istanbul Turkey
            Project-ion APT Gallery Deptford
            Crafty Animators Thelma Hulbert Gallery Honiton
2010    Meeting Point 20th Istanbul Art Fair
            Mix APT Gallery Deptford, London
            Commission, Wallspace, London Wall
            Fictional Realities, Transformation
            2. Canakkale Biennial Turkey
            Bounty The Morley Gallery
            Exteriority Summaria Lunn
            Sculpture in Paradise Chichester Cathedral
            London Group Annual Cello Factory London
            Print Now Bear Space Gallery Deptford
            Print Now, Bear Space Gallery, London Art Fair,
2009    South East APT Gallery, Deptford X
             London Group Open, The Chocolate Factory
             Art and Dis-grace, The Bargehouse, London
             Drawing Act and Artefact, Morley Gallery,
             Eastern Approaches, Hatfield House, Herts
             Stand Alone, Cello Factory, London
2008   Concrete Dreams APT Gallery Deptford
             London Group Menier Gallery London
2007   London Group Open, Menier Gallery London
           Bounty, APT Gallery Deptford London
           Deep Inspiration, Jerwood Space, London
           ArtSway Open 
           Quenington Sculpture Trust
2006   Steel, Canary Wharf, London
            Heavenly Bodies, Burghley House,  Lincs
            Fe2O5, APT Gallery Deptford
2005   Creek, Henley River and Rowing Museum
            FeO5, Darlington Arts Centre
            Me You Our Art, Spitalfields, London
            New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
2004   Outdoor Habitats, Museum of Domestic Architecture
            Fantastic Plastics, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
2003   Yokohama International Art Exhibition, Japan (Residency)
            Creek, APT and Frameworks Galleries, Deptford, London
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
2002   Art in the Garden, at The Chelsea Physic Garden
           Deptford X APT Gallery 
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
2001   Contemporary Sculpture, New Ashgate Gallery Farnham
           Dead Happy, Artist/Curator St John’s Waterloo London with Stuart Croft, Chris Marshall, Miyuko Hayakawa, Victoria Rance, catalogue essay Sacha Craddock
          New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
          Deptford X Open
2000   Sculpture at Goodwood,
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
           APT Open Studios
           Deptford X Open
           Labour of Love Drawings and Maquettes from Sculpture at Goodwood, Noordbrabandt Museum, Hertogenbosch, Holland
           Beaminster Festival
           'Sounding the Depths' Cambridge Arts Festival
           Landscape 2000, Earl's Court
          Open House Hammerson PLC Park Lane, London
          Labour of Love Derby Museum and Art Gallery
          Small Works, APT Gallery, Deptford
1999   New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
           Sculpture at Goodwood
           Labour of Love, Sculpture, Drawings and Maquettes from Sculpture at Goodwood, Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
           Vessel, Portsmouth Cathedral (Hampshire Sculpture Trust)
            Light of the World, City Art Gallery, Edinburgh 
           Deptford X Magdalena Performance, St Nicholas Church Deptford
           Paradigm 1, Camden London
           Works on Paper, APT Gallery
1998   Twentieth Century Sculpture, Millfield Arts Project
           Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall
           Sculpture at Goodwood, Sculpture Park
            Labour of Love, Drawings from Sculpture at Goodwood
            Pallant House Chichester
1997   Art at 100, Hammerson, Park Lane
           London School of Economics invited artists
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
           Mudeford Arts Week, Dorset
           Gallery Fresh, Greenwich
           APT Open Studios, Deptford
1996   Sculpture Garden Mount Ephraim Kent
           Hampshire Sculpture Trust’s ‘Fabulous Beasts’
           The Spirit in Art, Beatrice Royal Art Gallery
           APT Gallery Inaugural Exhibition
           APT Open Studios, Deptford 
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
1995   Visual Arts Year Sculpture Commission Exhibition Newcastle Cathedral
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
1994   52 Acre Lane Open Studios, Brixton (ACME) 
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
1993   The London Group's 80th Open Exhibition, Barbican Centre
           'The Annunciation' Open Studio Exhibition at 52 Acre Lane, Brixton (ACME)
           Open Door, Barnard's Inn Holborn
           New Art Centre Sculpture Garden at Roche Court, Wiltshire
1992    52 Acre Lane Open Studios, Brixton (ACME)
1991    52 Acre Lane Open Studios, Brixton (ACME) 
            Gallery Shurini, Piccadilly, London 
            Nomadic Art Gallery, Whiteleys of Bayswater, London
1990    Steel by Design, Scunthorpe Museum and Art Gallery
            52 Acre Lane Open Studios, Brixton (ACME)
            Gallery Shurini Piccadilly
1989    The McGrigor Donald Sculpture Prize Exhibition Edinburgh
1988     Identity, Chisenhale Gallery London curated by Janis Jefferies
             Richmond Fellowship Art Fair
            The Summer Art Sale, Air Gallery, London
            The Festival of London Sculpture Show Alexandra Palace
1987    La Musique, Galerie Fontvielle Provence France
1986    Three Women Artists, Hammersmith & Fulham Libraries curated by Tim Eastop, with Marisa Rueda
1983-4 Tyne Tess Northern Open Touring Exhibition: Laing Gallery Newcastle; Ceolfrith Gallery Sunderland; Queen’s Hall and Moot Hall, Hexham; Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery; Gray Art Gallery Hartlepool; Woodhorn Curch Ashington; Crescent Art Gallery, Scarborough & Harrogate Art Gallery; Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle and Darlington Arts Centre.
1983    Gallery 7 Newcastle
1982    Selected Student Show, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University
1981    Drawing, Laing Gallery Newcastle Upon Tyne, curated by Bill Varley and Gavin Robson
1980    Selected Student Show, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

2014     Deptford X Award
2011     European Cultural Foundation for residency at 5533 Istanbul
2003-4 The Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture
2001     Japan 2001 for ‘Dead Happy’
2001     London Arts for ‘Dead Happy’

2017   I Wish for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Greenwich and Woolwich (community engagement project)
           Memorial Sculpture St Laurence Catford
2016   I Wish for Invicta School Deptford 
2015   I Wish for The Women's Group of Lewisham Refugee and
Migrant Centre for Deptford X (community engagement project)
2014   I Wish for Montbelle School Greenwich with Art Reach (community engagement project)
2008   'Bridge' Warneford Hospital Oxford
2008   'Comforter' St Laurence Church Catford
2006   'Font' St Andrew’s Waterloo
2005-6 'Boat' and five stained glass windows for St Andrews, Waterloo
2004   Wheat Spire, for CYZ Mumford Mill, Deptford
2003   Seed, corporate commission for Anderssonhall.com
2002   Housing 21 / Creative Lewisham Agency
2000   Spire, at The Economist Plaza, enabled by The Economist with The Contemporary Art Society
1999   Shortlisted for Valuing Diversity Lewisham Council Commission
           Shortlisted for Ely Cathedral Commissiob
1998   'Child' for Ron Spinney, Hammerson plc
           'Faircross Arches' Faircross Community Complex Barking
           St Nicholas Church Deptford Gates 
           Finial Cross St George's Cathedral Southwark
1997   'Incarnation' Church of the Holy Family RAF Halton Bucks
1995   Shortlisted for Newcastle Cathedral Sculpture Commission
1987   'Hawk' for Diana Payne Myers

Thinking is Making, Objects in Space, The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, Jon Wood and Michael Taylor, Black Dog Books, 2023
An ABC for the Heart, Victoria Rance and Clare Whistler, Elephant Press 2022
Gifts, Clare Whistler, Elephant Press, 2016
Thinking is Making Presence and Absence in Contemporary Sculpture. 
Martin Herbert, Miranda Strang, Fiona MacDonald 2013
Sculpture at Canary Wharf, A Decade of Exhibitions ed. Ann Elliott 2012
Contemporary Art in British Churches edited by Laura Moffatt ACE 2010
A Vision for Twenty-First Century British Sculpture, Goodwood 2002
Knitware in Fashion, Sandy Black, Thames and Hudson 2002
Chichester Spire 2001 Paul Foster (Spire)
Sculpture at Goodwood, British Contemporary Sculpture 99/00
Sculpture at Goodwood, British Contemporary Sculpture 98/99
Sci-Art Partnerships in Science and Art, The Wellcome Trust 1998
The International Women's Art Diary 1993
British Contemporary Art 1993
The Women Artists Diary 1991
Catalogues include
A Journal of Objects Gallery 46, 2021
In Plain Sight 2021
Otherworld 2019
The Night Horse and The Holy Baboon, Anna McNay 2017
Shoreham Sculpture Trail 2017
Metallic, Michael Shaw, Burghley House 2016
 A Silver Ring Clare Whistler 2015
From David Bomberg to Paula Rego, The London Group in Southampton Southampton City Art Gallery (editor & co-author) 2014 
Tipping the Line, Occupy My Time Gallery, Sue Cohen, 2014
The Sleep of Reason-derschlaf der vernunft Germany Jens Raddatz 2013
The London Group Centenary Pitzhangar Manor Nicholas Usherwood 2013
Medusa Hikayeleri/Medusa Stories, Chalabi Gallery, Denizhan Ozer Istanbul 2012
Contrary Voices Changeable Realitites, Kare Art Gallery, Istanbul 2011
Invaluable APT Gallery, Victoria Rance author and curator,  2011
Drawing Act and Artefact, Wendy Smith 2009 
Art and Disgrace The Bargehouse, London  Robert Garnett 2009
Concrete Dreams 2008 (online catalogue Liz Harrison and Fran Cottell)
Coal Notebook, Clare Whistler, Alex MacIniss 2007
Bounty, APT Gallery 2007
Deep Inspiration, Jerwood Space London 2007
Heavenly Bodies, Burghley Sculpture Park 2006
Fe2O5, Ann Elliott 2005
Passage in the Forest, Yokohama, Japan 2003
Dead Happy, Sacha Craddock 2001
Identity, Chisenhale Gallery 1988
Northern Open Catalogue 1983
Press & Journals
If Not Now When, a timely tour through feminist sculpture, Hannah Clugston, The Guardian April 3rd 2023
The Ecological Citizen Vol 3 No 2 2020 (ISSN 2515-1967)
Turps Banana issue 14 ISSN 1749-3994 article on Joanna Kirk 2014
Of Monsters and Demons Osnabrücker Zeitung  6 September 2013 by Tom Billman
Medusa Hikayeleri Interview by Hulya Küpçüoğlu, Habertürk Newspaper, June 10 2012
 Tyneside arts bonanza fringes the Turner Prize Alan Sykes guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/2011
Author of Mary Kelly Projects 1973 to 2010 n.paradoxa journal July 2011
Paying Attention: The Sculpture of Victoria Rance, Charles Pickstone,
Image Journal USA 2006
Evening Standard November 1st 2001 Preview (Dead Happy)
Time Out Review November 2001 (Dead Happy)
AN Magazine April 2000 Art Work (Spire)
www.londonart.co.uk/magazine Jan 2000 Gavin Street (Spire)
www.anweb.co.uk (Spire)
Cass Foundation 
British Royal Society of Sculptors
Women Artists Library, Goldsmiths
Medusa Hikayeleri/Medusa Stories Ekavart TV Channel 2012 link
Istanbul Biennial and Parallel Projects Turk CNN 2011
The Politics of Experience, Channel 4 Documentary 1990
Divine Art, Sunday Programme Radio 4 January 2007

Curated Selections on web
saatchigallery.co.uk/yourgallery top 10 curated by Shumon Basar 2006
saatchigallery.co.uk/yourgallery top 10 curated by Rebecca Geldard 2008
axisweb.org Feminist Art Practices curated by Katy Deepwell 2009

Collections include
London School of Economics
Banque AIG, Curzon Street
Institute of Child Health Great Ormond St
John E. Young, New York, USA
Hammerson plc
Faircross Community Complex
St John’s Waterloo
Housing 21
St George's Hospital Tooting

Collaborations and Performance
2023  Thorness and The Green Man with Blanc Sceol, Deptford X
2021  In Real Life at Cable Depot with Blanc Sceol, Charlotte Law and Lydia Julien
2020  Swallowhead with Blanc Sceol, The Cello Factory
2019  Capillary Tissues with Charlotte Law,  Lia Mazzari David Bloor, Phil Maguire Mark Lyken
2019  Otherworld with Blanc Sceol, on Blackheath
2015   I Wish with Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network
2010   Embodied Emotions, with Clare Whistler, Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions
2008   Wild dreams, Recollected Dreams, Glyndebourne Youth Opera, East Sussex
2007   The Coal Notebooks, with Clare Whistler (UK), Sophia Campeau (Netherlands), Alex           MacInnis (USA) at Ashburnham East Sussex.
2007   Wild Dreams, Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Utrecht, Holland
2005   In Spitalfields, Community Cantata Spitalfields Festival
2003-4 Elemental, Glyndebourne Youth Opera
2002-3 Ancestor in the Chalk, Glyndebourne Youth Opera
2001   Sea Change, with Clare Whistler, Jonathan Dove, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
2000   Beaminster Festival ‘Bucolic’ and ‘Magdalena’
2000   And Ladders, with Clare Whistler dancer/choreographer; St John’s Waterloo,
2000   Bucolic, collaboration with Clare Whistler for U3A De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
1999   Deptford X, Magdalena, Performance, St Nicholas Church Deptford with Clare Whistler, David Knotts and Julian West
April 2018: Lydia Julien in conversation with Victoria Rance
January 2018: Tisna Westerhof in conversation with Victoria Rance
November 2017: Marcelle Hanselaar in conversation with Victoria Rance
June 2017: Susan Sluglett in conversation with Victoria Rance
February 2017: Güler Ates in conversation with Victoria Rance
January 2017: Kaori Homma in conversation with Victoria Rance
January 2016: Almuth Tebbenhoff in conversation with Victoria Rance
November 2015: Sheila Vollmer in conversation with Victoria Rance
March 2015 : Victoria Rance in conversation with Irina Nedelcu
Author of:

On a Headland of Lava Beside You The Learned Pig review of Joanna Kirk at Blain|Southern

Joanna Kirk Turps Banana  #14 July 2014

Mary Potter Main author of Mary Potter wikipedia page

Roxy Walsh review of Two Tongues Tied at Leyden Gallery a-n Interface 2014

Fran Cottell : Back to Front a review of Fran Cottell's House Project on a-n Interface 2011

Victoria Rance, Mary Kelly: Projects, 1973-2010 an article about Mary Kelly's show at The Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester in n.paradoxa, international feminist art journal, volume 28, July 2011 (Bio-politics)