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gavin.rogers@wlv.ac.uk

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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. 

http://www.gavin-jr.com/

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