All of Hugo Dalton’s works find their origins in drawing from life. Working with pencil on paper he looks to capture the energy in any given situation allowing it to take on new life; he seeks to anchor and find visual form for the intangible. Clarity of both intention and articulation emerges through process and in his practice Dalton’s works on paper have evolved into light drawings, wall paintings and sculptures.

In 2009 Dalton was invited by acclaimed British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon to create a stage set for the performance of his work ‘Rhapsodie Fantasie’ at Sadlers Wells. Dalton undertook a residency with the company, drawing the dancers in rehearsal and from this he developed a series of light projections for the stage. Since then, over the last decade, Dalton has undertaken numerous other collaborations with professional dancers and musicians, staging live drawing events, which forge new and fascinating relationships between line, dance and sound.

Since 2017 Dalton has been working with agricultural research laboratory Rothamsted Research, the first part of this collaboration was exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2018. He has an ongoing project with the Metrological Department at the University of Reading and The Royal Collection Trust to create pop up exhibitions in Care Homes in the UK. This project is curated by Dr Clare Carolyn, and was presented at the European Geoscience Union, Vienna, 2022.

Projects & Exhibitions


Earth Voice Dance, Eden Project, Choreographer Liam Francis, Royal Opera House, London


Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK

Bath Festival Orchestra , National Gallery, London

Paris Opera Ballet , Hatch House, UK


Assimilated Watercolours, curator Clare Carolyn, Royal Collections Trust, London

Conference of the Birds, Tristan Hoare Gallery, London

Royal Opera House, London


Platform Earth, Freize Art Fair, London

Art in the Age of Now, London


Chateau Versailles for LVMH, Paris

Royal Opera House, London

Blenheim Palace for Starlight, Oxfordshire


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge (Solo)

Royal Academy of Arts / Walmer Yard, London


SCAD, Lacoste, France (Solo)

House of the Nobleman, London

Collisions Festival, London School of Speech and Drama, London


Museum of Musical Instruments, Royal College of Music, London

Great Exhibitionists, Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London


By the Light of the Moon, Slowtrack Gallery, Madrid

Stations of the Cross, Marylebone Parish Church, London

Invasive Species, Joyce Gallery, Beijing (Solo)


Mother Nature, Bow Arts Trust, London (Solo)

Art13, Kensington Olympia , London


Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

3 Worlds in 1, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center, Lithuania


Livedrawings, Sadler’s Wells, London

Livedrawings, New York City Center, New York

Polemically Small, Charlie Smith Gallery, London

Royal Horticultural Society, London


New York City Center, New York

Am Art Space, Shanghai (Solo)

British Art Now, Gallerie Werkstatte, Berlin


Lightdrawings, Fine Art Society , London (Solo)

Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong

White Out, The Fine Art Society , London


Monochromed, Fine Art Society , London

Still Life, Saatchi Studio, London (Solo)


Experimental Spaces, Museum of Hastings , Hastings

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


  • Native Land, London
  • Schroders, London
  • Falcons Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Derwent London, Savile Row, London
  • Tiffany & Co., New York
  • Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Keswick House, Hong Kong
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Swire Properties, Lantau Island
  • BFAMI, Christie’s London
  • Soho House Group
  • Royal Horticultural Society, London
  • Sadler’s Wells, London
  • The Roundhouse, London
  • Barneys New York, New York
  • Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
  • Rothschild House, London
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, London
  • Liberty of London


2019-23 (ongoing)

Rothamsted Research, England


Royal Academy of Arts, London

Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta

Royal Opera House, London


SCAD Lacoste, France

Tresco Island, Cornwall


Royal College of Music, London


Vineyard Arts Trust, Martha's Vineyard


Dosa, Los Angeles