Gordon Dawson is a London based artist, craftsman and musician who has exhibited and performed extensively in UK and across Europe. Working in hand cut paper collage, experimental music, mixed media installation/sculpture and single screen video, his work subjectively reinvents aspects of surrealism, pop and appropriation, blended with the uncanny and a dry humour.
Gordon studied fine art at Middlesex University (BA Hons 1st) and The School of Television and Imaging (PGDip - commended) in Dundee where he worked primarily in video art and installation. His single screen video works have won awards and been screened at many festivals worldwide, and on Channel 4 UK.
He co-founded THE AMBULANCE STATION in 1985, an influential London squat / arts venue co-op, whilst recording and touring Europe in THE HANGMAN'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS with vinyl releases in UK, Germany, Japan, and USA.
Since 2001 he has collaborated with Trish Lyons as VIRALUX, an art and music project that continues to record and perform, most recently at BEACONSFIELD GALLERY, London and FORBIDDEN CITY, Antwerp.
Gordon has been working professionally for over thirty years on video production and editing, soundtrack composition and music production, as well as sculpture / furniture manufacture for artists and architects.
He directed the outsider arts project VISION IMPOSSIBLE at St Johns Community Space Centre for the homeless in Hackney, facilitated a video group at CORE ARTS mental health charity and has worked as a visiting lecturer at Camberwell and Central St Martins art schools.