Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Monday 26 September 2022

Aug 2021 – Olivia Browne

In August, Olivia Browne will be showing work from her ‘offcuts’ series in the gallery, filling the 1m sq panel with a grid of postcard-sized collages on card. The series began as a means of using up remnants from larger collages and whilst the collages work (and are sold) as individual images, they function within the space as a whole, with interconnecting parts and recurring motifs.

Olivia is an artist and educator who has been based in Wivenhoe since 2002. Drawing material from a range of sources her collage practice is intuitive and process-led. With found papers and sometimes her own photographs, she constructs abstract compositions. Recent work references the domestic and everyday.

Exhibiting nationally and internationally with artist groups and collage collectives, Olivia’s collages have been featured in art publications in Europe and the USA. Works are also held in public and private collections in the UK, Belgium, Germany, the USA and South Africa. Olivia is also the creator and editor of DEFACED zine.