I'm - Vivian Martin, a south Lismore-based artist is a photographer and former film maker and animator, who has lectured at the City Art Institute in Sydney, and at Kogarah and Wollongong TAFEs. Viv taught budding art students sculpture,‘ electromedia’, composition, B/W photography and drawing over two decades, before moving to the Northern Rivers in 2008. - He has been drawing since age 9 and teaching drawing in various forms since age 16
His grandfather was a stonemason, his father an engineer, and Viv –who learned to weld at twelve years of age - believes that the practical skills he learned from his family have stood him in great stead throughout his enormously varied artistic path.
Viv has had an enormously varied career which has included work as the communications manager for the Murray Darling Basin Commission, a stint in commercial television, web design, book illustration, ceramics, sculpture and painting.
I've never stopped creating art in many forms and techniques wherever I've lived and worked. I'm now coming back to early love photography with a passion - working through " Fox Photo Den" a complex with a dedicated Photography Gallery, studios, shooting spaces and with darkroom and teaching areas.