Gavin Rogers is an international artist, performer and socially engaged researcher living and working in the United Kingdom. His practice is situated across a range of media from performance to sculpture. Gavin has particular interest in the area of identity; juxtaposing, stereotyping and discovering personal, social and psychogeographical identities though visual, textual and verbal languages.
Gavin’s practice is well known for his works surrounding national identity, which aimed to rediscover, de-mystify and rebrand the politics that surround the colours of Red, White and Blue (featuring on BBC television and Radio). Gavin is remembered by many as the man who wore only red, white and blue clothes for an entire year, touring the UK, East to West in aUnion Jack flagged car, collecting conversations and video from staged encounters along the way.
Since then, Gavin’s work has moved towards the consideration of city identities, working in Barcelona (Spain), Melbourne (Australia), Nottingham (UK), Leeds (UK) and Sheffield (UK). Gavin was recently commissioned by Nottingham Trent University in association with Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia to take a month’s residency at the Lovehouse studios, located in Smith Street at the heart of Melbourne’s art scene. The self-initiated task was to capture the City of Melbourne via the five senses through the contextual contemporary twist on the 1851 Gold Rush to Melbourne.
Whilst in Australia he also collaborated with artist Louise Purcell, making work at the Annual Confest global gathering which later led to a performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.
Alongside his artistic practice Gavin runs workshops, seminars, lectures and teaching sessions within and outside of academia including: being the curator of the USA to UK Creative Exchange for Fulbright Scholars and coordinating the National Art Saturday Club.