Pick of the Week 2015

September's Guest Editor: Gordon Dalton

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This September we welcome artist and Plymouth Art Weekender Festival Coordinator, Gordon Dalton.

Gordon Dalton is an artist with all that that entails including his own work, project managing, writing and curating. He is currently Festival Coordinator for the inaugural Plymouth Art Weekender, a 3-day city wide event including 85 projects and over 300 artists and community groups. These range from Gerhard Richter to recent graduates with commissions and projects from local, national and international artist including David Shrigley, Grayson Perry, Bedwyr Williams and Serena Korda.

He recently left Art Across The City, Swansea, where he commissioned over 30 temporary public art works in three years including Jeremy Deller, Bob & Roberta Smith, Ross Sinclair, Jacob Dahlgren and Juneau Projects. He commissioned permanent works by Olaf Breuning for Bristol City Council and coordinated the Urban Legacies programme in Cardiff, commissioning artists including Marjetica Portc, Richard Deacon, Peter Liversidge and Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan. He was Visual Arts Coordinator for Cardiff’s Capital of Culture bid.

Gordon is a painter with recent solo and group exhibitions including Motorcade FlashParade, Bristol, Chapter, Cardiff, Castlefield, Manchester; Transition, London; CAC, Vilnius; Galerie Skuc, Llubjiana; Bay Art, Cardiff; Bank Gallery, Los Angeles. He was recently selected for the Exeter Contemporary Art Open 2015.


Image: Gordon Dalton, Sometimes I Just Want To Go Home, acrylic on canvas, 2015

What's On

Empire Through the Lens

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 2018

Plymouth Art Weekender 2018


Tuesday 09 January 2018 – Sunday 30 September 2018

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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