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:
    On now 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