Aaron S. Dickson was born in 1980 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He holds a Master of Fine Art Degree in Photography from Ulster University's Belfast School of Art and is a graduate of the New Zealand Film and Television School. The recipient of the Alice Berger Hammerschlag award 2015, Aaron has also been awarded the Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Students 2016. The work Notes On Hospitals was exhibited as part of the Royal Hibernian Academy's 187th Annual Exhibition 2017; Sony World Photography Awards 2017; Tokyo International Foto Awards in Tokyo in 2017; PhotoIreland Festival in Dublin 2016 and at the Royal Ulster Academy's 135th Annual Exhibition in Belfast 2016.

Artist Statement

I am a visual artist working with lens-based mediums of photography, film and video.

As we negotiate our finite existence in the search for greater things, the effects of modern society upon our various habitats, not to mention each other, are being felt worldwide. My work looks at landscape, environment and some of the spaces that we inhabit and considers modern society’s impact upon the world, each of us and the eternal landscape.

"There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul: we search for its outlines all our lives."

Josephine Hart (1942-2011)

Solo Exhibitions


September - December 2022

Fukui Prefecture, Japan


September - December 2021

Fukui Prefecture, Japan


September - December 2020

Fukui Prefecture, Japan


September - December 2019

Fukui Prefecture, Japan


September - December 2018

Fukui Prefecture, Japan

Group Exhibitions

Royal Hibernian Academy 187th Annual Exhibition

23rd May - 12th August 2017

Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin, Ireland

Sony World Photography Awards 2017

21st April - 7th May 2017

Somerset House, London

Tokyo International Foto Awards

26th - 28th February 2017

Shibuya Cultural Center Owada, Tokyo, Japan

Dublin Art Book Fair 2016

10th - 13th November 2016Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland

Royal Ulster Academy 135th Annual Exhibition

14th October – 8th January 2017

Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

UU MFA 2016

7th – 21st July 2016

PhotoIreland Festival 2016, Artbox Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


3rd – 11th June 2016

Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland 


7th – 21st May 2015

The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland 

Royal Ulster Academy 124th Annual Exhibition

16th September – 9th October 2005

Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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