About me

Awards received in 2018

At the Fine Art @ Hale exhibition in Perth,  I was honoured to receive the $1,000 Second Prize (“Best Emerging Artist”) for my artwork “Reflex Action (self-portrait)” (image below).

A digital artwork called "Reflex Action (self-portrait)" by artist Roger Dickinson
“Reflex Action (self-portrait)”. Archival dye sublimation print on aluminium (30″ x 30″)

 Awards received in 2017

At the annual Mandjar Art Exhibition Awards ceremony in Mandurah on 4th March I was honoured to accept the main exhibition prize – the $15,000 Alcoa Australia’s Aluminium Corporate Award (Acquisitive) – for my artwork “Sixties Child (self-portrait)” (image below). 

“Sixties Child (self portrait)”. Archival dye sublimation print on aluminium (30″ x 30″)

Coming Out of my Shell” was awarded First Prize for Other Media at the opening of the Alfred Cove Art Society 18th Annual “Awards of Excellence” exhibition in August 2017.

An artwork called "Coming Out of My Shell" by Roger Dickinson (2017)
“Coming Out of My Shell”. Archival dye sublimation print on aluminium (30″ x 30″)

“Reflex Action (self-portrait)” was awarded a “Highly Commended” in the 49th annual Beverley Art Prize exhibition from 13th to 17th April at the Beverley Station Arts Gallery & Platform Theatre.

Other awards

Winner, Print Section.  Beverley Art Awards (2016).

Highly Commended,  Works on Paper.  City of Melville Art Awards (2016).

Exhibitions

I have exhibited over a number of years at Mandjar Art Awards, Cossack Art Awards, Mid-West Art Awards, Melville Art Awards, Perth Royal  Show Art Awards, Beverley Art Awards, Darlington Arts Festival, Alfred Cove Art Society “Awards of Excellence” and “Change of Season” exhibitions, Gosnells Art Awards, Mosman “Between the River and the Sea” Art Awards and the Wanneroo Art Awards. My artworks have been purchased by collectors in Australia, Singapore and the United States.

Career

I have enjoyed a lifelong passion for photography and related fields, and my art draws upon technical skills from several disciplines. I lectured in photography (still, high-speed film and video production) to secondary, tertiary and post-graduate students; worked as a commercial photographer; judged amateur photography contests; wrote and published academic articles about the use of video and photography in education; as the founding Director of the Centre for Learning Technology at The University of Western Australia I designed and produced a large number of high-budget educational multimedia programs (including the multi-award-winning “Moorditj ~ Australian Indigenous Cultural Expressions” program) and directed and produced a dozen films for commercial distribution. My video and multimedia work won a number of national and international awards for excellence.

In 2012, I was awarded a Chancellors Medal for “sustained and outstanding service to the university” by the Chancellor of UWA, Michael Chaney AO.

My tertiary qualifications include Masters of Education (UWA), BSc (Econ) (London), and City and Guilds in Photography (Advanced level) (London).