Alison has taken a broad path through life. Between 2001 and 2013 she lived and worked with indigenous communities in Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Australia’s Northern Territory, offering expertise in community based ecotourism and small business development.
Alison has now settled in Brunswick Heads and is developing her practice in the visual arts, especially sculpture. She has exhibited at Southern Cross University, Canberra Institute of Technology and the Brunswick Heads Nature Sculpture Walk. In 2014 she won the Sculpture Prize at the Ocean Shores Art Expo and her work is held in various private collections.
In 2015 she studied sculpture in New York, exhibiting in the Pratt Institute Accreditation Exhibition and at Java Project, Brooklyn. She was one of a six member team that installed Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #990, documented in the LeWitt Catalogue Raisonné. Alison’s achievements are recognised in the Pratt Institute President’s List.
Since returning to Australia Alison has focussed on creating new work that describes life on the North Coast of NSW.
Born in Melbourne, Australia
Lives in Brunswick Heads, NSW, Australia
Transit > Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW
Documentary Premiere > Brunswick Heads Picture House
Postcards > CASE Exhibition, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW
Dinner Alone > collaborative work and performance with Chris Knowles, SCU Lismore
Be Serious > Java Project, New York
Accreditation Exhibition > Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
Member of installation crew for Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #990, Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute New York
Wild Things > Ocean Shores Art Expo, NSW
Brunswick Heads Nature Sculpture Walk > Brunswick Heads, NSW
Home > Ocean Shores Art Expo
Lost in the void > Canberra Institute of Technology
Publications & Press
In Search of jd
Blue Gum No. 2, 2015, ISSN 2014-21-53, Observatori: Centre d’Estudis Australians, Australian Studies Centre, Universitat de Barcelona. Visit Website.
Fine Arts Students Complete Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Installation on Campus
Installation team for Wall Drawing #990, included in the Sol LeWitt catalogue raisonné. Visit Website.
Ocean Shores Art Expo a Winner
Byron Shire Echo 1 September 2014. Visit Website.
Awards & Grants
International Exchange Scholarship to Pratt Institute — Brooklyn, NY, Spring Semester 2015.
Centre for Australian Studies, University of Barcelona. Scholarship to travel to Barcelona and undertake an independent research project, November and December 2014.
First Prize, Sculpture category, Ocean Shores Art Expo 2014.
Candidate for Bachelor of Visual Arts, Southern Cross University, NSW.
Exchange student to Pratt Institute — Brooklyn, NY, Spring Semester 2015.
Certificate IV Visual Arts, Canberra Institute of Technology, 2013.
MSc (University of Surrey UK)
BEd (University of Sydney)
GDip (University of Technology, Sydney)