Virginia Overell's practice extends out of an engagement with cultural and political geography, with a particular focus on oceanic studies. Her research into the political division of the sea establishes a metaphorical site for her visual art practice. The material articulation of her research takes the form of sculptural installations. Often ephemeral or temporal in nature the works alter and change throughout the duration of the exhibition, relinquished to their surrounding environment.
Virginia Overell graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art: Honours (Sculpture & Spatial Practice) in 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include: Free Sea, Flake, 2014; and Embankment, TCB Art Inc, 2014. She has participated in group exhibitions locally and abroad including: Held in a half globe, Værelset, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015; Probstian Aesthetic, Blue Oyster, Dunedin, New Zealand, 2014; In some places it's illegal to hang your washing out to dry, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, 2014; Thin Air, Slopes, Melbourne, 2014; Roving Room, Habersham Mills, Georgia, USA, 2014; Everyday Rebellions, Gertrude Contemporary, 2013; Third/Fourth, Melbourne artist facilitated biennial, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 2013; Roving Room, Habersham Mills, Georgia, USA, 2014.