Malcolm DICKSON (Lanarkshire, Scotland, 1962) is a curator, writer, organiser. He is Director of Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow, whose programme includes a diverse range of local, national and international lens-based artists (www.streetlevelphotoworks.org).
Malcolm DICKSON has coordinated various socially engaged art projects as well as curated an ongoing programme of exhibitions at Street Level Photoworks and for international festivals, most recently ‘Lost and Found: video installations from the 70’s and 80’s’ as part of Glasgow International 2010. His past achievements include initiating the New Visions International Festival of Film, Video and Media; his contribution to the development of a number of artist-driven initiatives, Transmission and EventSpace; and he was the founding editor of Variant magazine (volume 1: 1987-1994).
He is a Honourary Senior Research Fellow at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University.
Interested in photography that ignites the imagination and opens doors to the unseen: documentary; issue-driven or socially engaged; experimental; and photography which explores traditional techniques and digital capabilities. Not so keen on advertising pretending to be art; purely commercial; picture postcards; and work which mimics the old masters.