Newcastle artist Erin Dickson picks apart provocative subject matters tied to the theme of ‘Britishness’. In a diverse range varying from delicate glass sculpture to time-based performance, her works set out to investigate the idea of home through language and culture, particularly in relation to the North East. Obtaining an MA in Glass (2010) and a PhD (2015) from the University of Sunderland, Dickson applies her knowledge of glass alongside digital and spatial techniques to form monumental installations and sculptures.
These works span across both physical and digital spaces, reaching vast audiences with recent exhibitions in ‘Young Glass’, toured at the Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden and the National Glass Centre, Sunderland (2018), ‘Glasstress’ displayed at the Venice Art Biennale, Italy (2017) and (2015), ‘Young Glass’, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark (2017), ‘Cause and Effect’, The National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire (2016), ‘Transparent Femininity’ and ‘Mould’, both exhibited at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland (2016) and ‘Hidden Narratives’, Bullseye Projects, Oakland, USA (2015). Dickon’s works are held in several international collections including the Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Denmark, Ernsting Stiftung, Germany, Bullseye Projects, Portland USA and the National Glass Centre.