Drawing is a constant practice for accumulating, investigating and working through the process of development into final works, which incorporate other medias, collage, paint, and print.  The connection between drawing and painting is cyclical not linear, constantly rerouting developments through a tangible engagement in image making, with repetition leading to transformation.

Viv Allbright grew up in Newlyn, Cornwall, studying at Falmouth School of Art, Manchester College of Art & Design, completing Post Graduate studies at the University of Central England, Birmingham.

She has held artist's residencies in the UK, Germany & Japan and her work in held in both public and private collections globally.

Viv currently works from her studio in her home in Lamorna.

1967 Falmouth College of Art Foundation
1970 Manchester Polytechinic BA Hons (Fine Art) Printed Textiles
1971 University of Central England Birmingham HDD Post Graduate Degree in Design

Solo & Selected Exhibitions
2020-22 NSA showing at Tremenheere Gallery,
​2022  St Claire Medical Centre Penzance
2020 'Edge of Dark' NSA 'Critic's Choice' Jesse leroy smith Tremenheere Gallery
2019 'Imagine Falmouth Open' Falmouth Art Gallery
​2019  Ex Libris Exhibition NSA Tremenheere Art Gallery UK
2018  Autumn NSA Show  Tremenheere Art Gallery UK
​2018  Drawing Explored    Tremenheere Art Gallery UK
2017  'Critic's Choice' Nicholas Usherwood at Tremenheere Art Gallery UK
2017  Proctor Gallery  Camborne College  Artist in Residence UK
2017  NSA  'Borders'  Exhibition at Tremenheere Art Gallery UK
2015  NSA  '293'  Exhibition @ Penwith Gallery St Ives UK
2014  'Critics Choice'  NSA  Laura Gasgoine at PZ Gallery UK
2014  'Flux'  NSA  Heseltine Gallery  Truro UK
2013  'Drawing the Line'  Millennium Gallery  St Ives UK
2013  161st  Open Exhibition  RWA  UK
2013  SWAc of  Fine Arts Open.  Exeter UK
2013  'Drawn'  Open Exhibition  RWA  UK
2012  Solo Show  Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery UK
2012  NSA Group Show  Helen Feiller Gallery Newlyn UK
2011  Best of Open Studios Chapel Gallery  Gulval UK
2011/12/13/14/15  Associate member Penwith  St Ives UK
2010  2 Person Owariasahi City Art Gallery Aichi Japan
2009  Solo Show  Kosuka Gallery  Nagoya  Japan
2009  Lamorna Arts Festival  Cornwall UK
2009  Foreign Artists Exhibition  Nagoya Japan
2002  Associated Member’s Exhibition Porthmeor Printers, St.ives. UK
2000  2 Person Exhibition, Daiwa Foundation Gallery  London
1999  3 Person Exhibition Bankaku Gallery Nagoya  Japan
1997  2 Person Exhibition Izuto Gallery Nagoya  Japan
1978 /9 Manchester Academy Exhibitions UK
1974/1977 Peterloo Galleries Manchester UK

2004 SACUK ( Society Against Cutting Up Kimono)
Performed at Nagoya University of Arts

1970/80's  Elgin Court Publishing
Childrens Picturebooks:
1976 Oxford University Press Freelance Children's Books
1979 Shuesha Publishing Company Tokyo "Nonno" Magazine
1980 Shindensha Publishers Tokyo
1980 Kaiseisha Childrens Books Publishing Company Tokyo "Jitensha ni notta tentomushi"
1982 Faber & Faber  "Ladybird on a bicycle" London
1985 Faber & Faber  "10 Go Hopping"  London

Faber & Faber "Ladybird on a bicycle" voted in the top 10 Childrens Books 1982
Cornwall County Council Travel Award/Funding for Exhibition at Bankaku Gallery Nagoya Japan 1999

Elected member of the NSA (Newlyn Society of Artists) 2011           

Artist in residence at Camborne College January - March 2017
International Drawing Residency "Zeichenworkshop" Hanover Germany  July/August 2012