This Temporary Matter Artist: Victoria Burgher

Victoria Burgher

"My practice is largely sculptural, underpinned by thorough contextual research and sensitive response – to spaces, situations, objects and contexts. Taking a site or situation as a starting point, I use materials and processes, often laboriously repeated, to translate and embody the voices emanating from it. I’m drawn to ‘poor’ materials and immersive outcomes. Historical and current events and situations inform it. New work uses the commodities of colonialism such as tea and cacao to highlight the legacy of imperial exploitation on our contemporary world. A sense of place and personal identity are engrained in this ‘decolonial’ approach to making."

Image: 'Big Sugar'. Cast sugar sculpture.