Clive Dickson is a Melbourne-based artist.
Upon completing his secondary education, Clive undertook a jewellery apprenticeship, which gave him an appreciation of technical skills throughout his artistic career. He completed a Diploma of Art and Design at Prahran C.A.E., mainly influenced by Pam Hallandal and Jim Paterson of the Drawing Department and attended classes in printmaking, where he was immediately attracted to etching.
Clive has taught Art to secondary students in the private and public sectors and regularly exhibited in several prestigious galleries, such as the Pinacotheca Gallery and The Joshua McClelland Print Room in Melbourne.
Clive’s art is often a response to his environment or occasionally an idea that amused him at the time. His time living in St Kilda resulted in an exhibition of work based upon Luna Park; similarly, having a beach house at Inverloch resulted in work based upon the ocean and his Italian scenes from his stay in Rome. Marcel Duchamp also exemplifies his appreciation of Dada, its irreverence and wit.
Clive has produced numerous artworks in response to Duchamp, even producing an installation in Brunswick titled ‘Half a Glass’, based upon Duchamp’s ‘Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even’.
Over time, Clive has focused more on printmaking and is regularly selected for inclusion in print prizes, including Queenscliff Gallery’s Peebles Print Prize.
He continues to paint, draw, and create jewellery, as doing stuff is what he does.