Vicki McConville’s work investigates the trading and transformation of cultural iconographies. She works in print media, mirrored constructions, video, film, sound and performance.
McConville has exhibited in Australia, U.K, Europe and the U.S.A. Her work is held in significant public and private collections throughout Australia, the U.K and Europe.
She has been an Artist in Resident and Artistic Director on large-scale projects in Australia, collaborated and presented at conferences internationally and worked as a visual art lecturer.
As an advocate for visual artists, she has been an Artist Board member of the Print Council of Australia (PCA), the International Digital Art Award (IDAA) and the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), the peak organisation representing Australian visual artists.
Vicki McConville is currently a PhD candidate at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Between 2011 and 2014, her PhD studio based research project, The Essence of Containment, involves creative production at Artist in Residencies in Venice, Delhi, Istanbul and Beijing.
What the Critics Say
'...Behold, a world opens up. Like a baroque science museum, bizarre and varied, gathered from afar and presented with an intimacy and luminosity - the perception of which is ample reward for submitting a wide eye to narrow oculus ..' Robert Nelson, The Age, 2005
'... Chicken bones have never looked so good ...' Megan Backhouse, The Age, 2005
'...a stunning, evocative and uplifting installation...' David Ritchie, Deakin University, 2004
'... The kaleidoscopic effect... it's mandala like images...a perfect contemporary rendering of this ancient symbol ..' Lesley Duxbury, RMIT University, 2004
'... (where) traditional meets technology ...' Megan Backhouse, The Age, 2002
'...not your average bush artist..' Stephen Crafti, The Age, 2000
' recommended... rich in association ...' Peter Timms, The Age, 1999