Approved: 16.08.2006

Robert Dawson

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

I work with clay on canvas.  Some of this work was in my recent exhibition 'Pattern Play' at the National Glass Centre,  Sunderland.  An article about this exhibition is at:

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Biography

I work with clay on canvas.  Some of this work was in my recent exhibition 'Pattern Play' at the National Glass Centre,  Sunderland.  An article about this exhibition is at:

 https://cfileonline.org/exhibitions-robert-dawson-re-evaluating-augustus-welby-pugins-tile-design-as-clay-paintings-contemporary-ceramic-art-cfile/ .

I also make architectural ceramic art.  There are images of past projects at:

 http://www.aestheticsabotage.com/ .

Should you wish to talk about an interior design project that you have in mind, or an architectural ceramics, or public art, project that you are planning, I'd be pleased to hear from you.

I also accept commissions for designs for industry, a recent one being for Ceramica Bardelli:

http://www.ceramicabardelli.com/designer.asp/lingua_2/idde_20/robert-dawson-ceramic-designer.html

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions:
Forthcoming in 2017: 'En Avant', The Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate,
14 July to 17 September 2017
2015-16: 'Robert Dawson: Pattern Play', National Glass Centre, Sunderland
2012: Surface Games / Jeux de Surface, Barthète, Boussan, France
2008: Ornament & Crime, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2005: Robert Dawson Aesthetic Sabotage, Clay Gallery, Venice, California
2003: Robert Dawson, Window Gallery, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
1999: Robert Dawson, Eurostar, Waterloo, London
1999: Periphera, Royal College of Art, London
1997: Appropriating the Willow, Studio Pottery Gallery, Exeter

Art Commissions include:
Mayforth Property Ltd, with Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd and Axiom Architects
Liverpool City Council
European Land, with Ginkgo Projects
Hilton Hotels Corporation, with The Manser Practice Architects and Designers
Selfridges, London,
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Nottingham City Council
John Lewis, Victoria Centre, Nottingham
Waitrose, Marylebone, London
The World of Interiors magazine, London
Spayne Lindsay & Co, London, Headline Publishing Group, London
The Art House, Wakefield
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
The House of Words, Dr Johnson's House, London

Design Industry Commissions:
Ceramica Bardelli, Milan
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent
Volpe and Volpe, London
tmtmDesigns, Conwy
Habitat, London

Collections include:
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
The British Council Collection, London
The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen
The Gosport Museum, Hampshire
The International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
Museo De Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Contemporary Art Society purchase for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Temple Newsam House, Leeds
Aukland Museum, New Zealand
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
The Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
Palais des Evêques de Comminges, Alan, France
Permanenten, The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen
Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète, Boussan, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Screenings:
10th Fringe Film & Video Festival, Edinburgh
1st Wrexham Maelor Film & Video Festival
The British Short Film Festival (1995), London

Art Colleges:
1997/99: MA, Ceramics & Glass, Royal College of Art
1990/93: BA, Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts