PHIL DIXON- VISUAL ARTIST

PHIL DIXON- VISUAL ARTIST Kinetic Sculptor

I explore kinetic movement in art, often by using electric motors, activated by the viewer either consciously through switches or unconsciously through sensing devices. Some recent work has harnessed natural energy resources to power the sculptures, or relied upon the viewer to power it manually. I use a broad selection of materials including metals, such as aluminium and steel. I am currently exploring fibreglass as a medium and I have been experimenting with pneumatic systems. My work varies in size, from small mechanisms and maquettes, to entire room installations in which lighting and confined space help to create the mood in the piece. Some sculptures have been designed to draw the viewer into a particular emotion. Other pieces have looked closer at mankind’s relationship with our environment in attempt to clarify to myself, my own place in this environment.

I have exhibited regularly around the south west since graduating from university in 2002.

I was a committee member of C.Visual Art which held several well received exhibitions in Torbay.

I have exhibited as a member of the Aesthetic Conceptualist group. We had two very successful group shows at Torre Abbey in 2009 and The National Trust Greenway Estate in 2010.

I have been a committee member of Dartmouth contemporary Arts, organising exhibitions at the Sainsburys Gallery in Dartmouth, and an annual exhibition at Buckfast Abbey.

I am currently working with Cockington Court, Torquay to organise an annual sculpture trail.
Please view my events for more information on my current exhibitions.

View my website http://www.phildixon.weebly.com/

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Phil Dixon- Finalist In The National Sculpture Prize! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-06-29T00:00:00Z">Wed 29 Jun 2016</span>Phil Dixon- Finalist In The National Sculpture Prize! / Wed 29 Jun 2016

I am very pleased to announce that I am a finalist in The Broomhill National Sculpture Prize! Please view my events for more information on the exhibition at Broom Hill Art Hotel And Sculpture Gardens, Near Barnstaple, N...

&apos;LIFE EXPECTANCY&apos; CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE EXHIBITION / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-07-12T00:00:00Z">Sun 12 Jul 2015</span>'LIFE EXPECTANCY' CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE EXHIBITION / Sun 12 Jul 2015

An exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture is soon to be taking place at Cockington Court, Torquay. 'Phil Dixon’s work explores kinetic movement in art, often by using electric motors, activated by the viewer either cons...

Louise Dixon- Mapscapes- EXHIBITION OPENS 28th JUNE! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-22T00:00:00Z">Mon 22 Jun 2015</span>Louise Dixon- Mapscapes- EXHIBITION OPENS 28th JUNE! / Mon 22 Jun 2015

A rare opportunity to see the contemporary art of Louise Dixon who is showing an exhibition of her work at Cockington Court Kitchen Gallery from Sun 28th June- Sun 12th July. Come and see some unique and beautifully mini...

My Events

National Sculpture Prize / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-06-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 Jun</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-03-01T00:00:00Z">Wed 01 Mar 2017</span> <span>(-120 days)</span>National Sculpture Prize / Fri 30 Jun to Wed 01 Mar 2017 (-120 days)

I am pleased to announce that I am a finalist in The Broomhill Art & Sculpture Foundation National Sculpture Prize. I have a large aluminium sculpture titled 'The Passing' on show in the sculpture gardens at Broomhill A...

PHIL DIXON - &apos;LIFE EXPECTANCY&apos; Sculpture Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-07-17T00:00:00Z">Fri 17 Jul</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-08-13T00:00:00Z">Thu 13 Aug 2015</span> <span>(4 weeks)</span>PHIL DIXON - 'LIFE EXPECTANCY' Sculpture Exhibition / Fri 17 Jul to Thu 13 Aug 2015 (4 weeks)

An exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture is soon to be taking place at Cockington Court, Torquay. 'Phil Dixon’s work explores kinetic movement in art, often by using electric motors, activated by the viewer either cons...

Louise Dixon- Mapscapes / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-28T00:00:00Z">Sun 28 Jun</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-07-12T00:00:00Z">Sun 12 Jul 2015</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Louise Dixon- Mapscapes / Sun 28 Jun to Sun 12 Jul 2015 (2 weeks)

A contemporary art exhibition by Brixham artist Louise Dixon. Louise has been influenced by aboriginal art which is created, often as a result of wishing to convey a story or a journey. She has found similarities with t...

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Call To Artists - Natures Sculptors Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2012-01-31T00:00:00Z">Tue 31 Jan 2012</span>Call To Artists - Natures Sculptors Exhibition / Tue 31 Jan 2012

Natures Sculptors 2012 An exhibition of contemporary sculpture is being organised to take...

My Videos

&apos;Radial Searcher&apos; -2012'Radial Searcher' -2012

This video documents a kinetic sculpture I made in 2012. It is motor powered, and activated by the viewer using a movement sensor. The ideas behind it are a reflection of the relationship between nature and mankind. The ...

&apos;Communicones&apos; -2013'Communicones' -2013

This is a kinetic sculpture which can be turned by hand or by the wind. It is made from steel and polyester resin. The ideas behind it are related to my on going working theme of the relationship between mankind and natu...

FlushFlush

Sculpture made in spring 2014 for an exhibition at Buckfast Abbey