Chris Dobrowolski

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Chris studied Fine Art in Hull and when he first got there he built a boat from driftwood to try and escape.

The boat failed but Chris ended up making a whole series of vehicles in a similar vein. The way he makes things has a deliberate “knocked up in the garden shed” aesthetic and each vehicle and escape attempt has its own story attached. Over the years, Chris has retold and refined these stories as both artist and teacher, most recently presenting his lecture How To Not Make A Living As An Artist in various higher institutions across the UK.

Alongside these lectures and kinetic sculptures, Chris also makes performance work including the critically acclaimed works All Roads Lead to Rome and Antarctica. Chris is an Associate Artist of Art Exchange, University of Essex.

Chris’ book about his work ‘Escape’ (Jardine Press, 2014) is available for purchase. For more information please contact Cat Harrison on cat@artsadmin.co.uk

Date Title Venue City
26–29 September 2019 Landscape Escape No. 2 Middlesbrough Art Weekender Middlesbrough
1 August 2019 Antarctica Let's Talk About the Anthropocene Festival Brighton
8 November 2018 Antarctica Civic Theatre Chelmsford
20 September 2018 All Roads Lead to Rome Civic Theatre Chelmsford
1–30 September 2018 Washed Up Car-Go Home Live Art at Coastal Currents Festival Hastings
8 September 2017 All Roads Lead to Rome Spring Bank Arts, New Mills Festival New Mills
13–15 July 2017 All Roads Lead to Rome Culture Station Seoul284 Seoul
29 March – 4 June 2017 Washed Up Car-go The Deep Hull
22 November 2016 Antarctica South Street Arts Reading Reading
15 November 2016 Antarctica Brighton Dome Brighton
2 November 2016 Antarctica Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
29 September 2016 Antarctica Folkestone Quarterhouse, SALT Festival Folkestone
8 July 2016 Antarctica Spital Festival Chesterfield
7 July 2016 Antarctica Cambridge Junction Cambridge
16 June 2016 Antarctica The Spring Havant
3 June 2016 Antarctica Salisbury International Arts Festival Salisbury
25 May 2016 Antarctica Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield
4–6 May 2016 Antarctica Shoreditch Town Hall London
23 April 2016 Antarctica The Old Fire Station Oxford
6 April 2016 All Roads Lead to Rome Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
10 March 2016 Antarctica The ShowRoom Chichester
20 October 2015 Antarctica Wimbledon College of Arts London
27 September 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Lion Salt Works Northwich
26 September 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Kelsall Community Centre Kelsall
10 September 2015 Antarctica New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
4 April 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Riverhouse Barn Walton-on-Thames
28 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Phoenix Theatre Bordon
24 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome ICIA Bath
20 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The Old Fire Station Oxford
19 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Arts Centre King's Lynn
12 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The ShowRoom Chichester
20 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Arts Centre Letchworth
12 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The Spring Havant
7 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Tom Thumb Theatre Margate
5 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The Theatre Chipping Norton
22 January 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome South Street Arts Centre Reading
22 November 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome FLINT Festival Salisbury
11 September 2014 Buy My Bloody Book! Toynbee Studios
13 July 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Hotbed Festival, Cambridge Junction Cambridge
20 June 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Spital Arts Festival Chesterfield
14 May 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
8 May 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Belfast
23 April 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Marlborough Theatre Brighton
10 April 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Oxford Playhouse Oxford
7–8 March 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Chelsea Theatre London
6 March 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead
26 February 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
7 November 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Lakeside Theatre Essex
2–25 August 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Pleasance Hunt & Darton Cafe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh
21 July 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Hotbed Festival, Colchester Arts Centre Essex
14 July 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Hotbed Festival, Cambridge Junction Cambridge
6 March 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Toynbee Studios
Photo by Patrick Mateer

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