ABOUT ME


Victoria Willmott is a linocut printmaker and illustrator based in Bristol. She studied MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at University of the West of England, Bristol and BA Illustration at Camberwell, College of Arts.

Inspired by her bicycle journeys in and out of the city, she takes any opportunity to pause and draw in her sketchbook. Creating bold, expressive sketches from life, depicting cityscapes to birds in flight. Victoria references narratives within her prints by connecting traditional fairy tales to modern day life.

Alongside her practice Victoria delivers printmaking and arts workshops and co-founded Bristol Print Collective, a group of likeminded printmakers running workshops, socials and pop up events in Bristol.



Artist CV



  EXHIBITIONS 

2022 Centrespace Open StudiosCentrespace Gallery, Bristol, 14-19 Oct 2022
2019 The Masters Relief, RE Printmakers
Bankside Gallery, London, 13-24 Nov 
2019 Centrespace Open
Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, 11 - 16 Oct
2019 Exchange II
Fyns Grafiske Værksted, Odense, Denmark, 1  - 25 June
2019 Wanderings
Arteria Gallery, Lancaster 9 May - 5 Oct
2019 25 Years of Tobacco Factory
Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar, Bristol, 1 May - 4 June
2018 Front Room Arts Trail
Bocabar, Paintworks, Bristol 21 Nov - 2 Jan
2018 Visualising Stories
Southmead Hospital, Bristol Oct 27 - 14 Dec
2018 Interruptions
Felios Foundation, Athens, 3 - 27 Oct
2018 RWA Autumn Open
RWA, Bristol, 7 Oct - 25 Nov
2018 Exchange
North Art, Bristol, Aug 16-19
2017 UWE Annual Mini Print Exhibition
Arnolfini, Bristol, 7 Dec
2017 Bristol to Odense
Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol, 9 Nov - 12 Nov
2017 In For a Penny
Unit 10 Studio, South Bank Arts Trail, 13-14 May
2016 Let Me Illustrate IV
The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol, 6 Aug - 26 Aug
2016 Print the People
Tokyo Art Book Fair, Japan, Sept 16-19
2016 Secret 7”
Sonos Studio London, 8 April - 6 May
2015 Secret 7"
Somerset House, London April - May
2015 The Other Art Fair
in association with The House of Fairy Tales, London
2013 Friday Lates Peckham Takeover
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2013 Pick Me Up Illustration Graphic Arts Festival
Somerset House, London
AWARDS & GRANTS

2020 Eaton Fund
Grant award for Artists, Nurses and Gentlewomen.
2020 Arts Council
2018 Rebecca Smith Memorial Award
Exemplar in Fine Art Printmaking
2015 Print Future Award Grant award for print, design and publishing 
The Printing Charity

RESIDENCIES

2019 Topshed Residency
Norfolk, 1 - 7 August
2017 Bristol Print Collective Residency
Fyns Grafiske Værksted, Odense, Denmark, 1 Aug - 30 Aug
2016 Bristol Print Collective
Unit 10, Bristol, 5 May - 14 May
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