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Victoria Bell

Victoria Bell holds Head of Programme and Principal Lecturer roles in Te Maru Pūmanawa - The College of Creative Practice and Enterprise. She has extensive work experience in programme management and coordination and is a skilled visual arts lecturer, teaching especially textiles at undergraduate and post graduate level (Levels 5-9). Victoria moved to Ōtepoti Dunedin, from Ōtautahi Christchurch, in 2006, to undertake a Master of Fine Arts at The Dunedin School of Art, and joined the school as kaimahi the same year. Her art practice is founded upon a textiles sensibility that is poised between textiles and sculpture, drawing upon the tensions and slippages between art and craft histories. Known for making soft sculpture, more recent research has been collaborative, with projects devoted to group shows that examine textiles in more fluid and interpretive ways. As well as her MFA, Victoria has achieved a Bachelor of Design (Craft Art) from the School of Art & Design, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Diploma in Art Aotearoa (Honours) from the Design and Arts College of New Zealand and Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching from Otago Polytechnic. In 2005 she received The Olivia Spencer Bower Award. Victoria provides supportive supervisory relationships for postgraduate students, fostering their ambition and rigour and recognising the importance of community and connection when developing new research.

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