Victor Gordon

South Africa, Australia

South African born, Victor Gordon has exhibited, practised and taught art in Australia since 1987. Primarily a painter and sculptor, he also creates assemblages, collages, drawings and installations. His wide ranging concerns and techniques offer uncompromising, refreshingly unique and often quirky and challenging artistic statements.

Victor Gordon has exhibited extensively in Sydney and Melbourne, in both mainstream commercial galleries as well as alternative spaces. Gordon’s painting of aboriginal actor, Noel Tovey, won the Bathurst portrait prize in 2010. He has been a finalist in many important competitions including the Sulman Art Prize (The Art Gallery of New South Wales), and the Blake prize (State Library). His 2012 survey exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery, ‘Sun Shining - Blood everywhere’ has been profiled on ABC24 Arts Quarter.

Gordon’s art has recently been acknowledged at the highest level in South Africa. Five major pieces form part of the Ifalethu Collection and his painting and sculpture are represented in the Constitutional Court Collection in Johannesburg.