Peter Dickinson

The Artbar, upstairs at The Raven Pub in Bath, England
Peter Dickinson with painting Wah Wah Wah Wah Wah. Photo credit: Nick Smith 

Peter Dickinson is an artist and curator. He gained a 1st BA Hons Fine Art painting and history from Chelsea School of Art and was selected for the New Contemporaries.

Peter has exhibited in Italy, Japan and Greece is a member of (AAH) Association of Art Historians, AIR and is a contributor to Turps Banana with his Sean Scully, John Hoyland and Katarina Grosse interviews. As well as being part of the Six Chapel Row contemporary art gallery team in Bath, he was the founding Chairman of Bath Area Network for Artists , co-creator of 5x5x5=creativity an arts education programme and is co-founder of The Artbar. Among the numerous exhibitions that he has curated are ‘In Theory’, opened by Lars Nittve the first director of Tate Modern and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Stourhead for The National Trust. He has run workshops at Tate, Arnolfini and Newlyn, and lectured at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and Bath Spa University. Other clients include The British Museum, Bolton Institute, IBM, Arup architectural engineers, The Woodland Trust, The Holburne Museum and Crest Nicholson. Peter’s is currently developing arTag an electronic tagging portfolio service for artists.

Book2 mentioned in the interview are Four Books by Yan Lianke, and Wholeness and the Implicate Order, David Bohm.

The Artbar, upstairs at The Raven Pub in Bath, England
PT 36 Collage by Peter Dickinson

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  1. […] Peter Dickinson is an artist and curator in Bath, England. About five years ago, along with three colleagues and friends, Dickinson began an art collective known as Artbar. The four first sought out a venue for their collective, going around to various bars until they found the right space. Artbar at The Raven was born. On the third Tuesday of every month, Artbar brings in guest speakers to talk about art and culture. The symbiotic relationship joins patrons, there for the draft beer and The Raven’s famous pie and chips with collective attendees. Over the years Artbar has hosted notable guests such as Professor Mike Tooby, also a founding member of the collective, artist/architects Sophie Warren and Jonathan Mosely, and even Clive Deamer, a drummer known for his work with the bands Portishead and Radiohead. The collective has grown and continues to grow. Guests appear pro bono and the lively atmosphere of The Raven’s upstairs barroom makes for unpredictable results. […]