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Alan Dedman to show his work in London, 2017

I will be exhibiting at Studio 1.1 in Shoreditch, London, UK during late November this year. The show will consist of paintings and drawings – conventional nudes and…

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Why my spin paintings are so much better than Damien Hirst’s by Alan Dedman

My spin paintings are so much better than Damien Hirst’s because: 1) Mr. Hirst gets paid ridiculous sums of money for his, the amounts I get  aren’t as…

First stage of spin portrait of Lavinia Woodward by Alan dedman

Spin portrait of Lavinia Woodward by Alan Dedman

During early Summer 2017, news broke about the trial of Lavinia Woodward, a 24 year old student at Oxford University. Many opinions about the story have surfaced in…

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Nigeria comes to Somerset: Alan Dedman Art Education

Josephine attended the London Art College (LAC); she studied painting and drawing on the general diploma course, where she was tutored by Alan Dedman. At the time she…

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NORCAT – or ‘the College of West Anglia’

Before leaving school, I sought work for myself. The village gamekeeper (Jack Plaice) arranged for me to be ‘taken under the wing’ of John King on the Snettisham…

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Tilney St. Lawrence CP School by Alan Dedman

We arrived in Norfolk shortly before the Americans became fully involved in the Vietnam conflict. Our mother told us we would be living in ‘a big farmhouse with…

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My story by Alan Dedman

The name Dedman is grouped with the Didmen and the Dodmen (according to John James of Dulwich College). Allegedly, these surnames Dedman, Didman and Dodman – denote a…

pic of spin painting featuring adele bloch bauer by alan dedman

Spin painting with Klimt, Dedman, Hirst and Bloch-Bauer

Damien Hirst’s art often relies on a gimmick or two; his spin painting for example –  a fad introduced by the children’s TV series ‘Blue Peter’, re-presented as…

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Prison Education at HMP Cornhill by Alan Dedman

HMP Cornhill known as the Mallet by all who sailed in her, up until recent times was the oldest working gaol in the land. Built in 1601 by…

Flyer for a musical production of the witches of eastwick scene painting by alan dedman

Scenic paintings by Alan Dedman for The Witches of Eastwick

BAPA (Bristol Academy of Performing Arts) asked me to present ideas for scenic paintings, for use in a musical production of  ‘The Witches of Eastwick’. I made visuals…