Vikki Waller, was born in London and now lives in Peterhead. She is an accomplished contemporary artist who has been creating works of art in a variety of mediums for the past 60 years. She has been studying art all her life beginning with A Levels Art in the UK, then a TAFE Diploma of Art followed by a Flinders University Bachelor in Visual Arts. She is also a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts (RSASA) and a newly elected PCAC Board Member.
With her strong administrative skills, numerous contacts and wealth of experience and enthusiasm for the visual arts, Vikki is very much an asset to PCAC and to the PCAC Board.
In her art she often works with acrylics and mixed media, however one of her real passions is in working with fabric and dyes, from which she creates stunning textile art quilts, which always attract attention at our PCAC exhibitions. Vikki’s favourite artists are the impressionists. She enjoys looking at other contemporary artists’ work and delights in the challenge “to produce work that is not traditional in design or use of material on a particular theme.” Vikki sells her art through a variety of galleries and through exhibitions held by RSASA, PCAC, The Embroiderers’ Guild and the Pilgrim Church.
In addition to her work on the PCAC Board Vikki, who is a retired Uniting Church Minister, keeps herself very active as the President of RSASA, Treasurer of the Embroiderers’ Guild and a relief minister at Pilgrim Uniting Church. She says, “Art and religion have been a joint focus for many years. During the last 20 years I have conducted workshops and acted as facilitator with church, community groups and individuals to produce art works for particular themes. I continue to give talks about my work to various church and community based groups.” When she is not creating wonderful pieces of textile art, Vikki likes to relax by caring for her native garden or reading, especially detective stories.