Approved: 13.10.2014

David Dixon

Artist, Arts development worker, Lecturer / academic, Project manager, Teacher

Approved: 13.10.2014

David Dixon is an installation artist, educator and project manager, currently based in the South of England. Uncertainty, impermanence and the active role of subjectivity are central to his work, which refers to modern physics and cognitive science.

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    David Dixon is an installation artist, educator and project manager, currently based in the South of England. Uncertainty, impermanence and the active role of subjectivity are central to his work, which refers to modern physics and cognitive science.

    With those dominant themes, his practice is a personal attempt to gain understanding of the world: the taxonomy of information, the creation of meanings, and the uncertainty of knowledge. His installation work has developed these ideas over the years, and currently explores control, authorship and uncertainty through collaborative practices.

    These ideas have expressed themselves through the use of particle-based materials such as dyed rice-flour and quartz powder. He uses the impermanency of the unfixed dust, and it's potential to be damaged, in order to frame the work as a process rather than a discrete object.

    The use of books is also an important element in his work. As well as being multifaceted cultural devices, rich with associations of history, knowledge, identity and memory, he also uses them in a sculptural way, emphasising their phenomenological aspects.

    The installations he builds grow organically, usually starting from a set of initial conditions. These conditions can be an environmental or contextual element, such as the architecture of the room. They regularly stem from a particular scientific model that he is working with at the time.

    More recently, the focus has been increasingly oriented around participation and process. This shift has led to an investigation into virtual technologies and installations using interactive software environments. The aim here is to develop work that is contingent upon the variable presence of the viewer and is in a constant state of evolution.

    CV & Education

    Collaborative Projects
     

    2014 Community Facilitator, Louise O'Reilly Residency, Mottisfont Abbey

    2014 Project manager, TVAF ArtBus, Andover

    2014 Project Facilitator, Portway Junior School EPR, Andover.

    2014 Artist/Curator, Exchange and Value Shop, Andover

    2014 Co-host, Encounters Shop, Andover

    2014 Project manager, Artsmark:Wider Reach, Andover

    2013 Community Facilitator, Heinrich & Palmer Residency, Mottisfont Abbey

    2013 Guest Speaker, artSOUTH: Arts partnerships in Action, Soton Uni

    2013 Guest Speaker, NADFAS Conference, Gurkha Museum, Winchester

    2013 Artist/Curator, 1 a.m, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

    2013 Guest Speaker, Cafe Culture, the Lights, Andover

    2013 Workshop leader, Big Draw, Mottisfont

    2013 Guest Speaker, Cafe Culture, the Lights, Andover

    2012 Workshop Leader, Art and Culture Expo, Thornden Hall

    2012 Curator, 'Night of the Living Dredd' : World Book Night, CAS, Andover

    2012 Community Facilitator, Hywel Davies Residency, Mottisfont Abbey

    2012 Co-Lead Artist, 'Quick Start', workshop taster day, the Lights, Andover

    2012 Community Facilitator, Anna Cady Residency, Mottisfont Abbey

    2012 Project Facilitator, Anton Junior School EPR, Andover

    2012 Collaborative Artist, Artifact, HCC funded Museum residency, Andover

    2012 Project Facilitator, Vigo Junior School EPR, Andover

    2012 Lead Artist, 'Gateway', Salisbury International Arts Festival, Danebury Hill Fort

    2012 Lead Artist, Picket 20 Underpass mural, Vigo Junior School, Andover

    2012 Project Manager & speaker, a-n AIRTIME, Winchester School of Art

    2012 Project Partner, artSOUTH, Hampshire

    2012 Steering-group associate,10 Days Across the City, Winchester

    2012 Selection Panel, Open Water, Mottisfont Abbey

    2011 Short-listed, Channel 4's 'Big 4' design tender, London

    2011 Project Facilitator, Rookwood School EPR, Andover.

    2011 Co-ordinator, Making Day project, Andover

    2011 Co-Lead Artist, Olympics 2012 Open Weekend 'Dysarticulate 2', Andover

    2011 Project Facilitator, Winton School EPR, Andover.

    2011 Co-Lead Artist, SPUD project, Andover

    2011 Lead Artist, Ejector Seat Festival, Southampton

    2011 Collaborative Artist, Rangoli, Southampton

    2011 Lead Artist, Cluster Analysis, Southampton

    2010 Selection Panelist, Upstream Showcase, UK-Wide

    2010 Project Facilitator, Andover College EPR, Andover.

    2010 Lead Artist, Rangoli Project, Southampton

    2010 Co-Lead Artist, New Creatives, Hampshire

    2009 Participating Artist, Sync SE, South England

    2008 Collaborative Artist, InQbate Design Charette, Tate Modern

    2008 Guest Speaker, Art and Mind Festival, Winchester

    2008 Participating Artist, Opening Up, The Light Box, Woking

    2008 Participating Artist, InsideOut, University of Sussex

    2007 Visiting Speaker, Living Newsletter Event, DADA South

    2007 Co-Collaborator, Final Intervention Project, UK-wide

    2007 Selection Panellist, ArtVaults 2007, Southampton

    2005 Film, documentary of ArtVaults (season 2) exhibition, Southampton

    2005 Collaborator, Art and Mind Festival, Winchester

     

    Teaching Experience

    2014 Zine Workshop Co-Leader, Artswork Annual Conference, BFI London

    2014 Workshop Leader, Horizon 20:20 (Arts Award), Andover

    2014 Artsmark Workshop Leader, Clatford Primary School, Andover

    2014 Arts Award Project Leader, Andover Education Centre, Andover

    2013 Workshop Leader, artSOUTH: Method & Material, Mottisfont

    2013 Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

    2013 Project Leader, Artefactual Migration, Perins School

    2012 Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

    2012 Workshop leader, Vigo Junior School, Andover

    2011 Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

    2011 Visiting Lecturer, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

    2011 Visiting Lecturer, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth

    2011 Arts Award speaker, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth

    2010 Visiting Artist, Rookwood School, Andover

    2010 Visiting Artist, Mark Way School, Andover

    2010 Visiting Artist, Andover College, Andover

    2010 Visiting Artist, Harrow Way Community School, Andover

    2010 Visiting Artist, Highbury College, Portsmouth

    2010 Visiting Artist, Fareham College, Fareham

    2010 Visiting Artist, South Downs College, Portsmouth

    2010 Creative Agent, Winton School, Andover

    2010 Creative Agent, Harrow Way Community School, Andover

    2009 Creative Agent, Upper Shirley, Southampton

    2009 Creative Agent, Weston Park High, Southampton

    2009 Creative Agent, North Baddesley, Southampton

    2009 Project Leader, Court Lane School, Cosham

    2009 Project Leader, Sholing College of Technology, Southampton

    2008 Visiting Lecturer, Discursive Spaces, Brighton University

    2008 Visiting Artist, Mela Festival, Art Asia, Southampton

    2008 Visiting Artist, Fareham College, Fareham

    2008 Visiting Artist, Young Offenders Workshop, Southampton

    2007 Artist Advisor (ongoing), DADA South, Regional

    2007 Fine Art Technician, Winchester School of Art, Winchester

    2007 Visiting Speaker, Critical Skills Seminar, DADA South, Southampton
     

    Solo Shows

    2012 Gateway, Salisbury International Arts Festival

    2011 Four Separate Elements, Stade Hall, Hastings

    2010 Entangled Practice, Jericho Gallery, Oxford

    2008 Experiment in 12 Parts, John Hansard Gallery, So'ton

     

    Group shows

    2014 Open Studios, CAS, Andover

    2014 Spice of Life, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester

    2013 About Face, Studio Ex-Purgamento, London

    2013 HOS 2013, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

    2012 Artifact, HCC funded Museum residency, Andover

    2011 Home Hub, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

    2011 10 Days Across the City, Discovery Centre, Winchester

    2011 Figure Ground, LV21 Lightship, Gillingham

    2011 Open Studios, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

    2010 All The Rest, Chapel Arts Studios, Andover

    2010 FLUX, Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton

    2009 Coastal Currents Festival, Hastings

    2009 Dixon & Stokes, Southampton

    2008 Three Weeks in November, Liverpool

    2008 Floor Show, Millais Gallery, Southampton

    2007 Group show, Southampton

    2007 The World Is Ours?, Southampton

    2006 In Other Words, Cranbrook, Kent

    2006 Prophecy, Bargate Gallery, Southampton

    2006 National MA Graduates, Stroud

    2005 ArtVaults (season 2), Southampton

    2005 art-if-axe, Soton Uni, Archaeological Dept.

     

    Residencies

    2010 Chapel Arts Studios, Andover (ongoing)

    2010 Test Chamber, Winton School, Andover

    2009 AA2A, Portsmouth University

    2007 Go Make! Southampton

    2002 Chitraneketan, Kerala, India

     

    Awards

    2013 Fellowship Royal Society of Arts

    2008 ACE Funded Writer, DaDaFest International, Liverpool

    2007 Go Make! Residency Bursary

    2005 Creative Industries Studio Bursary

    2003 Linda Garnade Memorial Award

     

    Education

    2005 MA Fine Art (Painting) Winchester School of Art

    2003 BA Fine Art (Painting)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    David Dixon CV (list): http://www.daviddixon.co.uk/cv.html

     


    David Dixon CV (Linkedin): http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=98767795&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
     

    Selection of CAS events: http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/events.html