Residencies and Collaborations

Residencies

2019

Victoria has been awarded a Saari Residency (Kone Foundation) and will be spending two months in south-west Finland working on a new project, Vegetal Souls, exploring the life of plants through poetry, short fiction and essays.

2018

Victoria will be a Hawthornden Fellow in 2018, spending four weeks at Hawthornden Castle in Midlothian, focusing on her short fiction collection, Creaturely.

2016

Timespan Museum & Arts Centre, Helmsdale, Sutherland. Victoria was awarded a two-week residency to explore the concept of ‘Deep Time’ in relation to her own creative practice.

Creative Carbon Scotland: ‘Thinking Through the Anthropocene‘ at Cove Park. Victoria attended this three-day interdisciplinary residency exploring artistic practice and sustainability, with sessions led by Jan Bebbington (Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development, Director, St Andrews Sustainability Institute) and Lex ter Braak (Director of the Van Eyck Institute).

 2014

Emerging Scottish Writer Residency at Cove Park Artist Centre (11th August – 7th September 2014) awarded to give Victoria time to begin writing her first novel, Brantwood.

Collaborations

Between 2013-16 Victoria was a participant in Loch Computer, an interdisciplinary three-year project funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, exploring the themes of remoteness and connectedness. This project involved writers, artists and scientists from institutions across Scotland and outcomes included The Book of Iona (Polygon, 2016), an anthology of writings about the island of Iona. Victoria also contributed a text extract and sound recording to the ‘Loch Computer’ exhibition held at the Edinburgh College of Art in March- April 2016. 

Readings

Victoria has read her work at the Ullapool Book Festival, The Scottish Poetry Library, The Kemptown Bookshop (Brighton), and at the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award Showcase.