11 November 2014
Sally Shrubsal - Vivian Dubois and Tom Collins
Sally Shrubsall is a painter based in West London with a studio in Acton. She graduated from St Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2004 and has since exhibited nationally. She has a background as a drama therapist. ‘My training had a conceptual bias, but for the past few years I have been immersing myself in acquiring the more traditional art skills of oil painting techniques and life drawing. This has led to an obsession with portraiture.’ I found an obvious focus for this in my daughter Tess Shrubsall who performs as vaudeville singer Viv Dubois.
Vivian Dubois and Tom Collins are a dramatic cabaret act who use song, story and playful anecdote to guide you through the different worlds they inhabit. Originating at Shaker & Company’s monthly immersive theatrical event ‘Vaudeville Emporium’ in Euston, the vaudevillians have played London-wide.
The exhibition at G511ERY opened with a private view and performance by Viv Dubois and Tom Collins.