Solo shows include: 2016 , Abrons Arts Centre, New York.
She has won numerous awards including first place in the category, ‘Glass Art’ at the Royal Dublin Show in 20, the Silver medal at the Royal Ulster Arts Club’s Annual Exhibition in 2010, the Warm Glass Prize in 20 and more recently the Bronze Award at Bullseye Glass’ ‘Emerge’ exhibition.
Alison exhibits both locally and internationally and her work is held in several public collections; the National Museum of Ireland recently acquired a large pate de verre vessel for the ‘Contemporary Craft Collection’.
Accompanying the show will be a booklet featuring a newly commissioned essay written by Stockholm based Irish curator, artist and historian Padraic E.
Moore, and a limited edition set of antique gold die struck pin badges which will also be on sale throughout the exhibition. 1985 Belfast, UK) BA Fine and Applied Art at the University of Ulster, Belfast (2005 –2008) Lives in Belfast and works at Platform Arts, Belfast.
Inspired by her experiences of motherhood, Alison’s work captures small, but fleeting moments of life that are filled with memories, she says, “fabric preserves the essence of its maker; traces of the wearer become entwined with the warp and weft, allowing physical objects to become containers for memory.“ Glass allows her to replicate or capture an impression of cloth or clothing in a precise and immediate way.
The nature of the glass piece embodies the fragility of the very memory it captures.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland have several of Alison's pieces in their collection.
Exhibition continues: 24 June – 22 July 2017 Symposium: “Making A Living As A Ceramicist”Friday 30 June, 12noon A Creative Momentum event, presentation and discussion on how to make a living as a ceramicist, includes networking and lunch provided.
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