Funding News


Victoria Lucas, in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects, has just been awarded Arts Council funding for her upcoming exhibition at Artspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

Lay of the land (and other such myths) is a solo exhibition by artist Victoria Lucas  investigating the connections between gender and imaginary geographical place. Signalling the conclusion of her successful touring project, this exhibition will bring together work made over the last 2-years, alongside new works made in response to the Brownfield sites close to the gallery.

Stepping into the gallery, the audience will be propelled into a parallel world of golden boulders and desert landscapes juxtaposed with the debris of forgotten buildings. Blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality, Lucas draws upon the historical and cultural contexts of the Californian Desert and Brownfield sites of Stoke-on-Trent to create new
conceptual narratives.

Working with participants from the Stoke-on-Trent area, Lucas will present new video and live performance works responding to the constructed ‘stage-sets’ in the gallery installation. Exploring power dynamics and notions of the other, these interactions will playfully question the experiences of place from a female perspective. Overloading the audience with striking visual imagery, sound and movement, Lay of the land (and other such myths) challenges the audience to enter this imaginary world to question how we view and experience the landscape around us.

As the 2016 winner of the SOLO Award™, Lucas launched Lay of the land (and other such myths) with Chiara Williams Contemporary Art at London Art Fair 2017 (January 2017), followed by an exhibition of photographic works at HOME, Manchester (January – April 2017).

Lay of the land (and other such myths) has been funded by Arts Council England, the University of Central Lancashire and HOME. It has been produced by Mark Devereux Projects in partnership with Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, HOME and AirSpace Gallery. Victoria Lucas is represented by Mark Devereux Projects.

For further details about the project and upcoming exhibitions, please visit