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

Offering – 2023

Collage on paper. The winged Niké of Samothrace is festooned with a grimacing face (a photograph of an old metal door) surmounted with a Rhinoceros (Photograph). At the feet of the Goddess of Victory is a bench on which a human is laid out in sacrifice (also a photograph). A formal design element has been added at the lower right resembling the rising temperature in a thermometer-like architraval device, striating outwards. ...read more

Danse-Macabre – 2023

Oil on Canvas. H92 x W 127.2 cm Chameleon Conga rainbow dance emulating the Totentanz is performed to conjure up appetizing blowflies. Metaphorically, the Southern African chameleon feeds on the quintessential Australian blowfly ...read more