Raydale Dower (b. 1973 in Aberdeen, UK) lives and works in Glasgow.
Dower’s practice is wide-ranging and diverse with a sculptural approach to installation, sound, object, events and situations, informed by research and personal experience coupled with a long-term interest in anarchic philosophy and its relationship to avant-garde movements. A key element, maintained across Dower’s projects, is an interest in the treatment of space through the lens of cultural, social and sonic signifiers. Combined with a DIY ethos Dower often initiates projects and activates the potential within spaces or found objects provoking a shift in perspective and a demonstration of a new use.
Solo shows include: The Gift, The W OR M / Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK (2017); On Memory and Chance, The Changing Room, Stirling, UK (2011); Piano Drop, Tramway, Glasgow (2011)
Group Exhibitions include: The only way to do it is to do it, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow UK (2015); Continue without losing consciousness, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2014); Caesura, Reid Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art (2014); The Glasgow Weekend, Volksbühne Theatre, Berlin, Germany (2013); Beethoven’s 5th(X8), Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA (2010); Le Drapeau Noir, GI2010, Glasgow, UK (2010); The Associates, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2009). Dower co-founded bands Uncle John & Whitelock (2001–6) and Tut Vu Vu (2007–ongoing).