Nha San Collective - Rodney Dickson
Rodney Dickson was born in Northern Ireland in 1956 and as a teenager experienced the worst time of violent political strife in that country, a time known as ‘The Troubles’, when civil disorder brought that society close to collapse. His personal reaction was to develop a conscious respect for human life and an awareness of the need to search for a deeper understanding. Dickson’s work often addresses the politics of the time and in this exhibition he responds to the current chaotic state of the world, including the effects of terrorism and because of his recent project, the political situation in Burma .
Dickson is also known for his “HAPPENINGS” such as the much acclaimed Queen Bee, Snake Bar & Tea Room and his current internationally touring project Entertainment (Fucked Up). He feels that these broadly diverse works have come from his paintings and considers them to be avenues of research which ultimately lead back to painting.