It Wasn’t Me, I Won’t Do It Again

An illustrated memoir by Victor Gordon, a socially-engaged South African-born Australian artist. His art practice incorporates strongly-held social views and personal concerns peppered with humour. Beautifully illustrated throughout with over 260 images of his art work addressing an extensive range of social issues. It Wasn’t Me, I Won’t Do It Again, by Victor Gordon, available as an eBook for purchase and download READ MORE



MA (SCA) BA (Wits)
Artist and author

South African born, Victor Gordon has made and exhibited his art for forty years. He is primarily a painter and sculptor. He also creates installations, assemblages, collages, drawings and photographs. His wide-ranging concerns and techniques offer uncompromising, refreshingly unique and often quirky and challenging artistic statements.

Socially aware he considers himself an engaged ‘wake-up’ artist.

His works are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of South Africa in Cape Town, the South African Constitution Court Collection in Johannesburg, the University of South Africa (Unisa) in Tshwane/Pretoria as well as the Ifa Lethu Collection, also based in Tshwane/ Pretoria.

He has published It wasn’t me I won’t do it again – a 394 page graphic memoir providing his ideas and the evolution of some 260 art works. The book is available in hard copy direct from the artist or can be obtained in ebook format through this website.


Artworks / news

Die Mütze – 2023

Oil on canvas. H122 x W90 cm The camp orchestra’s cellist practices. Personal survival in concentration camps was imperative and the ability to play a musical instrument meant a reprieve from selection for the gas chamber. However, this came at a huge cost. The orchestra had to perform for the transports as they arrived from all over occupied Europe. The intention of providing live music was to keep the new arrivals calm...read more

Pot Luck: The Life of the Automobile – 2022.

Oil on canvas. H94 x W122 cm Painting Inspired by Ilya Ehrenburg’s salient 1929 book “The life of the Automobile”. This understated masterpiece of writing is as relevant today as when it was conceived almost 100 years ago. Pot hole dodging on Australian roads during the protracted La Niña is a game akin to dicing with death. An informal public response to this proliferation of road deterioration is to demarcate potholes with...read more