Olivia graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999 with a first class honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, since then she has exhibited widely around the U.K. As well as one off sculptures she has created numerous site specific installations.
Click here to be kept up to date with the new work of Olivia Brown.
Olivia Brown Curriculum Vitae
Reviews and Articles
Olivia Brown Image Gallery - Available Works
Olivia Brown Image Gallery - Archive
French Bulldog II
"Libre les Grenouilles" - (shown at the Crafts Council Jan 2002) depicted the plight of the frogs in the French restaurant trade and the brave terriers intent on a heroic rescue. Others include a traveling solo show "Elvis the Whippet's salon" (a lifesize 1960's style hairdressers featuring Elvis and his adoring clients) - this travelled around the U.K. throughout 2001/2. 2003 saw the highs and lows of the "TOP DOG" show captured in an installation at the Roger Billcliffe gallery in Glasgow as well as "Bonemouth Pier" a commissioned piece showing canine frolics whilst holidaying in Bonemouth (touring throughout 2004/5).
Most recently the plight of 500 rats, Scottish terriers and crows have been featured in a new installation which opened in Middlesborough town centre - the installation depicts a jumpsuit factory, powered by overworked rats and their evil feline boss "Sinclair", a protest of 300 rats is featured alongside a clan of Scottish terriers whose ancient trade of handmade jumpsuits has been stolen by the cat and his employees - the crows, who have been "transporting" felt from the terriers' felt mountain in the Highlands of Scotland.
The show is due to tour extensively throughout the U.K. during 2005.
Olivia is currently working on a children's book as well as continuing to produce one off sculptures and paintings which are intent on capturing the characters present in canines and indeed rats, frogs and crows!
Olivia will happily work to commission in ceramic or painted form.