Robert Dixon is a multi-talented artist who has worked with Venture Arts since 2007. He works in a variety of disciplines including textile arts, ceramics and mixed media.
Robert Dixon (B.1969) is a multi-talented artist who has worked with Venture Arts since 2007. He works in a variety of disciplines including textile arts, ceramics and mixed media. Dixon’s textile practice is grounded in memory. He works in hand embroidery, using stitch to remember his sunny holidays. Dixon is working towards a collection that will showcase his adventures abroad and at summer festivals. He sees stitch as a way of drawing through cloth. His works have a sensitive line quality, similar to hand drawing in pencil, from which the subject is usually worked. Dixon’s stitched embroideries are as cheery as his character; bursting with colour and joy.
Food – the smells, the tastes – can provoke recollection of deeply held childhood memories, instantly transporting our minds into our past selves and our past lives. Dixon’s pies evoke nostalgia for these comfort foods, vividly remembered and now rendered in clay. In a serendipitous coincidence, the act of making parallels the baking process with the initial combination of raw materials that are then fired/baked to produce the final product.
– Tom Emery, Co-curator, Venture Arts presents, The Manchester Contemporary
PERSPECTIVES, Greater Manchester, Venture Arts, December 2018
Venture Arts presents, The Manchester Contmporary, Manchester 2017
Heart ‘n’ Sold, Salford, London and New York, 2015-2016
MADE, Venture Arts Studio Show, People’s History Museum, Manchester 2015
The Art of Nature, Venture Arts Studio Show, The Lowry, Salford Quays 2014
Articulate, Venture Arts Studio Show, The Lowry , Salford Quays 2013