Dingle Foreshore

WAG 10715


This view shows the shore at Dingle with the Dingle Oil Terminal and the nearby Herculaneum Dock in the distance. The jetty from the terminal can be seen on the left. The clouds appear abstract in contrast to the realistic smoke billowing from the chimneys. Bisson was associated with the Sandon Studios Society, founded in 1905 by a group of art students who wanted to encourage futuristic approaches to art in Liverpool. He was a modernist painter, influenced by contemporary art in France in the 1930s. He embraced Surrealism even before London hosted the major International Surrealist Exhibition in 1936. This work was exhibited as part of the 'Roderick Bisson' exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in 1987.