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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Poet Roger will be 'taking the scissors to society'

Published 06/11/2013 | 05:28

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A DROGHEDA poet will be 'taking the scissors to society' in a new photomontage experiment - with poetry - in Dublin.

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Filmstars as sad butterflies or reclusive bats, women as fighter bombers, inoffensive husbands as secret lions – these are a few of the poem-like visual metaphors that feature in Roger Hudson's colourful and complex photomontages. Only one aspect of the work to be displayed in the exhibition 'Taking the Scissors to Society' that will be opened by Sean Hillen on Thursday November 7th at 6-9pm at the Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2. 'I was introduced to the fascinations of photomontage in the 1970s,' Roger says, 'and I set out to explore its possibilities. It has been a fascinating voyage of discovery.'

Roger Hudson grew up in rural Surrey during WWII, did National Service, went to university in London, where he lived for many years before moving to Dublin 20 years ago and Drogheda 10 years ago, working in diverse areas of the media and publicity.

The exhibition runs until November 15th and is open Monday to Friday 12-7pm.

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