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Dominique Cameron

Artist Biography

EDUCATION 1989 – 92 Napier University , Edinburgh – BA Photography ( Distinction ). 2013-14 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design – MFA Art, Society and Publics.

Artist statement.

As an artist my practice is rooted in landscape. I walk, draw, paint, write and film my encounters through the urban environment and the rural. I grew up in the west country, a place of beauty, boredom and economic division. The most exciting thing for us as teenagers was the local disco on a Friday night and waiting for the Top 40 on a Sunday evening so we could tape it on our mono tape recorders. Partly due to this lack of adventure and yet also a sense of wanting to understand the place where I lived I walked. A lot in fact, and it was whilst walking that I discovered I could start looking at the world in wholly different ways than was prescribed by ‘Smash Hits’ and ‘Jackie’ magazine. There were other worlds in which people lived quite different lives to mine, the landscape around the village became a place where I could imprint and express myself without fear of judgement. I needed to get out of the stifling, deadening place that was a Cotswold village, I knew there was something else. Being an artist was it .

I walk now and make work. I am curious about landscape and the people that inhabit it – I want to articulate what I find, as artefact, as document, as re-imagined memory of place. The teenage girl is still there, I can’t seem to quite shake her off but it’s comforting to know I am still as curious and awkward and persistent. The work I make is testament to that.

Dominique Cameron 

Selected Exhibitions 

AWARDS

’92        Agfa Bursary

’92        Hamilton Tait award  (photography)

’00        Dorothy Ann Goodchild memorial award.

’08        First Light Movie Award for best animation.

’08        Audience award – Dundee International Children’s Film Festival

’12        Grant awarded by Hi-Arts/Creative Scotland for research and development.

’14        DJCAD student award – Outstanding academic achievement.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

’92        Byre Theatre, St Andrews.

’95        Filmhouse, Edinburgh.

’02        Peter Potter Gallery, East Lothian.

’06        Loft Gallery, South Ronaldsay, Orkney.

’10        Robertsons, Stromness, Orkney.

’16        Wall Projects, Montrose.

’17        Wall Projects, Montrose.

’17        Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

’92       Central London polytechnic.

‘92       369 Gallery, Edinburgh.

’94       Photographers Gallery, London.

’99       Peter Potter Gallery, East Lothian.

’00       Strathearn Gallery, Crieff.

’01       Battersea Arts Fair, London.

’03       Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.

’03       Pier Arts Centre, Orkney.

’04       Loft gallery, Orkney.

’09       Strond Gallery, Orkney.

’10       Inchmore Gallery, Inverness.

’10       Welsteads Stirling.

’11       Open windows exhibition, Stromness, Orkney.

’16       Wall projects, Montrose.

’16       Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife.

’16       Fidra Fine Art, North Berwick.

’16       Mall galleries, London.

’17       Wall Projects, Montrose.

 

PUBLICATIONS

‘Dead Right’ – Treb Publications

‘Where I am is here’ – Artist book – part of MFA degree show.

‘Leith Walks’ – book of images and text for exhibition at Fidra Fine Art 2017.

 

FILMS

‘Lights Out – animated short - ‘08

‘Tilly, the Trow and the Tartan’ – animated short ’10 (can be viewed on youtube.)

‘If we should meet sometime’ – short film for Baltic Street Notebooks exhibition, Montrose, June 2016.

‘Leavings’ – short film for ‘Home’ exhibition, Wall Projects 2017

RESIDENCIES

June ’11.  Artist led residency to the island of Swona in the Pentland Firth with five other Orkney artists.

September ‘14 – October ‘15 - working as artist in residence with the conservation and arts organisation Dighty Connect, Dundee.

April ’18  - upcoming residency in Collemacchia, Italy.

 

 PERFORMANCES

August ’11 - ‘Lily, Billy and the toupee’ – composition for two violins, fiddle summer school, Sanday, Orkney. Created from artist residency to the island of Swona.

August ’14 – performances throughout Dundee during degree show of newly composed text.

 

Website – dominiquefcameron.com.

Twitter -  @bourbonandwolfe