HARPA CENTER, REYKJAVIK, ICELAND: Exhibition of images from the Russian Far East (7.-9.10.2016)
Invited to participate in the annual Artic Forum Assembly – Alison showed about 32 art-works from the Russian Far East – celebrating the rich diversity of wildlife, indigenous faces and landscapes. At the same time, some of the images on display highlighted the need for engaging the local communities in creative recycling/removal of much iron debris from an otherwise pristine Arctic shoreline.
HOTEL NESTOR, KORPO ISLAND, FINLAND
“A celebration of the Finnish Archipelago” at Hotel Nestor, Korpo island is open from 12.00-16.00 every day throughout the summer 14.06.- 31.08.2016. With more than 100 art-works, the scope of the earlier exhibition at Sipoo Library in 2015 has expanded to include images from Sipoo islands + 7 more portraits of significant islanders in the Turku/Abo archipelago.
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SUMMER AT GUMBOSTRAND at KONSTOFORM GALLERY, SIPOO, FINLAND (04.06.-3008.2015)
A group exhibition at Konstoform (04.06-30.08.2015) that included Alison’s art-works depicting scenes from her favourite islands in the Finnish Baltic Sea.
THE UNIQUE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO at SIPOO MAIN LIBRARY
The exhibition (06.07.-31.07.2015) showed over 80 art-works – it was a celebration of over 30 years’ exploration and painting in the Finnish archipelago – inspired by its unique character, flora, fauna and inhabitants.
“A Celebration of the Finnish Archipelago” was divided into 4 sections and included 4 posters with background material, texts and photos. There is also an English summary of these 4 sections.
FUSED GLASS + AFRICAN RHYTHMS at SOLVEIG LINDQVIST PROJECTS, Helsinki
Some examples of Alison’s art-work, Dancers Series in fused glass, as well as paintings from African Rhythms Series can be seen at Solveig Lindqvist Projects
ARTWORKS FROM AFRICAN RHYTHM SERIES
14.09.2014- 15.01.2015: group exhibition of 60 artists at Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, USA that included “Mothers + daughters homeward bound”1 – from the African Rhythms Series. Some further images with the same theme are shown below
The African Rhythms Series – including My African Ancestors – have been inspired by watching and working with the women of Malawi, Africa.
These art-works reflect both the grace, humour and rhythms of her daily life: using a mixed media of materials – including collage, hand-made paper, linen thread, charcoal, ink, water-colour and fabric – these images seek to express some of these qualities of Malawian women.”
PRINTS FROM THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST
An exhibition of digital prints from the Russian Far East was held at Café Aalto in Helsinki (ending 3-01-2014). 47 digital prints were shown – inspired by several journeys to that remote region, also including an artist-in-residency in 2012 with Heritage Expeditions etc.. These 47 digital prints from the Russian Far East Series, as well as some of the original art-works, can be bought directly from the artist in Finland (see contact details). A more detailed description of the travels that have inspired these art-works can be found in the Russian Far East section of this website.
The following images highlight some of the landscapes, wildlife and faces of the Russian Far East (more can be found under Contacts/Sales):