Pick of the Week 2017

August's Guest Editor: Dawn Giles

Image: Dawn Giles, Wall of Protest

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 August artist Dawn Giles is making the selection.


Dawn Giles is an artist, organiser, embroiderer, and feminist.

She loves small, long dogs and glitter.

After 15 years living and working in the East of England she is now enjoying re-discovering the South West, having previously lived and worked in both Bath and Cardiff. Although she developed an appreciation for the eerie flat lands of East Anglia, she is now enjoying being surrounded by hills again!

Having worked full-time as a producer, curator and arts administrator she has returned to her art practice, relocating from Bedford to Bristol in February this year and moving into a studio in The Brunswick Club, an artist-run studio of over 30 artists, performers, film-makers and curators.

Prior to this she was CEO of Bedford Creative Arts, commissioning artists to make new work in non-arts settings. Producing work that was site specific and responsive to context, work that embraced participation and collaboration with the public.

Her own practice embraces the delights of pattern making, repetition and decoration to explore and make connections between art, craft and ideas of work and leisure.

Dawn will be taking part in the Nasty Women London exhibition in September this year.

Twitter @utopiandawn
Instagram @dawngiles

What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

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

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

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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