1999 Mongolia: Buddhist University, Ganden Monastery Ulaan Battor: research on history of traditional hand-made paper + traditional painting techniques.
1996 University of Maryland, Appalachian Laboratory, Center for Environmental Science: Visiting Scholar: research, training & activities related to creative methods in environmental education: aesthetic criteria/recycling concepts & their application/educational strategy in school curricula, as well as with the Western Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth rehabilitation camps.
1985 Tibet: studied painting techniques of murals in temples of Lhasa, Gyanze & Xigatse
1984 Sikkim, India: studied Tibetan thanka & temple paintings
1982 Peking + Nanchang, China: studied the scroll-paintings of Chu Ta (PaDa Shan Ren) 17th century Chinese painter.
l979-80 Singapore: post-graduate studies: Chinese brush-painting technique with Chinese painting master Nai Swee Leng
l969-70 Hornsey College of Art, London: Post-graduate (M.A.) course: etching & silk-screen printing
l965-69 Hornsey College of Art, London: (B.A). Fine Arts Degree Course in Painting, print-making, stained glass, History of Art.
l963-64 Lisbon University: Diploma in Portuguese Language & Literature


22/03 – 10/04/2023 Alison Wiklund: an artist’s journey: a retrospective exhibition of art-works spanning over 6 decades – at Kaapeilitehadas, Helsinki: this exhibition reflected the evolution in Alison’s artistic output, the influence of Oriental cultures, the importance of including art, as a subject & tool, in environmental education, for the next generation as well as the future health + well-being of our planetary “nest”. Alison’s book was printed in early 2023 to coincide with opening of her retrospective exhibition.
2019 Preparation for book + retrospective exhibition entitled : “Alison Wiklund: an artist’s Journey”
2018 Sandvik Harun – Sasong fisket vid Jurmo by Agneta Andersson. Her book included Alison’s drawings/paintings of birds, fishing huts, landscapes + portrait of G. Andersson.
2016 Hotel Nestor ( 21710 Korpo Island, Finland ”Celebrating the Finnish Skerries for 30 years – especially the island of Sandvik Harun”
2015 Sipoo Main Library, Nikkila, Finland: exhibition of water-colours entitled “Celebrating the Finnish Skerries for 30 years”
2015 Gumbostrand Konst och Form Gallery, Sipoo, Finland: group exhibition
2014 Myrtis Gallery, Baltimore, USA: group exhibition entitled Emergence 2014
2013-14 Aalto café, Helsinki: exhibition of water-colours, pastels and drawings of Russian Far East wildlife, landscapes and faces.
2012 Spirit of Enderby, Russian Far East: An on-board exhibition of water-colours: landscapes, Russian Far East landscapes, faces and wild-life
2011 Centro Cultural Apoyo, Nicaragua ( group exhibition of art-works from Malawi + Nicaragua – celebrating UN-designated Year of Afro-descendants in the New World.
2011 Marlborough Open Studios, Wiltshire, UK: group exhibition – 4 week-ends in July.
2010 Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland: group exhibition with Micaela Lappalainen, Helen Närling + Ru Runeberg
2008 Publication: Lake Malawi National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Site: co-author on Government of Malawi book. Lilongwe, Malawi. 292 pages. ISBN 978-0-9789617-4-9
2008 Korpo Kultur Centrum, Finland: exhibition of water-colours entitled “Skärgard”.
2007 Bee Galleri, Lovisa, Finland: exhibition of water-colours.
2005 Galleri Duetto, Helsinki, Finland: Exhibition of paintings in mixed media.
2004 Publication: The Hiding Hyena: with co-author Antonia Ringbom: educational cartoon book, using African wild-life characters to reduce HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Africa.
2003 Nunes Gallery, Helsinki Finland: group exhibition of mixed media works with Micaela Lappalainen & Eeva Raaste.
2003 Finnish Television Documentary Alison I Stora Världen produced by Birgitta Wegelius duration 47’13” April. Biography focused on Alison’s artistic and conservation work in Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Central America.
2002 Publication: Wiklund, A.T., K.R. McKaye. J. Mponda and J.R. Stauffer Jr. Fuel briquettes as a Sustainable, economic alternative to deforestation in Lake Malawi Eco-region. Sustainable Development International 7: 105-108
1999 Allegany Arts Council Gallery, Cumberland, Md, USA exhibition with Debbie Heavener entitled “Art & the Environment”.
1998 Own studio in Frostburg, Maryland, USA – Allegany Arts Council sponsored “Open Studio: artists at work”
1997 Appalachian Laboratory, Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Frostburg, Maryland, USA Art & the Environment: course for teachers using creative methods for recycling waste materials.
1995 Instituto Nacional (INCI), Corn Island, Nicaragua Art & the Environment course for local school-teachers and children methods for creative recycling of waste materials.
1994 ”Casa de Los Tres Mundos” (>, International Cultural Center: Granada, Nicaragua: exhibition of drawings and watercolours.
1993 “Casa de los 3 Mundos”, International Cultural Center, Granada, Nicaragua: an exhibition of children’s murals & local schoolteachers’ art-works entitled Protection of our Environment.
1991 Hanko Old Library, Finland: exhibition of paintings (group show)
1990 Kalles Gallery, Ekenäs, Finland: exhibition of painting (group show)
1989 Galleri Suomi, Stockholm, Sweden: drawings & paintings with artist Carola Gahmberg
1989 Ateljee Hulmi, Loimaa, Finland: exhibition of drawings & paintings
1988 Annegardens Cafe, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of drawings & watercolours
1988 Drumso Library, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of drawings & watercolours
1987 Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: Drawings & paintings
1986 MBI, Ekenäs, Finland: exhibition of pastels & watercolours
1985 National Art Fair: Taidehalli Helsinki: drawings/watercolours/prints:Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
1984 Seinajoki Taidehalli, Finland: exhibition of drawings/watercolours
1983 Cafe Tant Brun, Hanko, Finland: exhibition of drawings & watercolours
1983 Ackerman Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: Drawings/paintings/prints
1981 Atelje Bar, Torni Hotel, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of drawings
1978 Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of water-colours
1975 Finnish Design Center, Helsinki, Finland: wall-hangings & carpets with Marina Strukel
1973 Taide Salonki Kellari, Bulevardi, Helsinki Finland: exhibition:drawing/paintings & prints
1970 Rotunda Gallery, London UK: drawings, paintings & prints with Finnish artist Carola Gahmberg
1970 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London UK: etchings
1969 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London UK: etchings


2013 + Ongoing Environmental Education/Arts Advisor, as well as Founding Trustee to HEEED Malawi, Malawian non-profit NGO – founded and funded by WWF Finland in 2004.
2012 Artist-in-residence: Heritage Expeditions ( – 3 journeys in Russian Far East aboard Spirit of Enderby.
2011 Kondoa-Irangi UNESCO Rock Art Sites: Art & Environment Course at Mnenia Village organized by Rock Art Conservation of Tanzania (RACC) – funded by Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2010 ENSOME – sponsored course entitled ”Enhancing youngsters’ understanding of Lake Malawi National Park: observation/drawing/creative recycling”
2009-11 Enhancing Community Action Through Environmental Education in the Lake Malawi Ecoregion. Course funded by UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme.
2006-8 Conservation of Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Parks: Strategies for Health, Environmental Education & Economic Diversification of the Surrounding Communities, funded by WWF Finland & Finnish Foreign Ministry.
2003-5 Sustainable Economic & Environmental Strategies to Combat Famine & the Invasive Water Hyacinth in Liwonde & Lake Malawi National Parks: funded by The World Wide Fund for Nature Finland and Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2002-4 Conservation of Endangered Species of Fishes and Forests of Lake Malawi National Park: Environmental and Economic Strategies: funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature Finland and Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2000-1 Using the environment as an integrating context for learning: the interface of Art, Science & Health education: Workshop in creative recycling, Chembe Village Primary, School, in collaboration with PAMET, Blantyre, Malawi and funded by the WWF USA.
1999 Symposium “Arts, Sciences and the Humanities: Connections with the Real World.” Pew Foundation, Allegany Arts council, University of Maryland System Administration, Frostburg State University, Maryland, USA.
1998 Maryland State Department of Juvenile Justice: exhibition of students’ art-work as part of a presentation of educational aims in environmental education & integrated learning: .ocky Gap State Park, Allegany County, Maryland USA.
1998 Creative Applications in Recycling: workshop for Maryland State Elementary School Teachers sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council Frostburg, State University, Maryland USA.
1998 Creative Recycling: artist-in-residency programme:Maryland State Arts Council Westmar High School, State of Maryland USA.
1997-2000 Co-Principal Investigator on a 3-year grant ($237,000): “Creative Applications in Environmental Education” with Maryland State Department of Juvenile Justice: an innovative pilot programme providing further educational opportunities for self-development and the rehabilitation of adjudicated urban youth temporarily placed in W. Maryland Youth Camps: a theoretical component related to aesthetic concepts/students’ relationship to their environment; waste management; observation and drawing exercises; hands-on techniques in creative recycling using local vegetation/waste for potential use in book-making, cards and posters.
1996-2000 Member of Environmental Education Committee, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, W. Maryland.
1997 Elected onto Maryland State Arts Council Artist- in-Residence Roster for Maryland State Public Schools ce: responsible for proposals, developing creative recycling methods/using art as a tool in the State of Maryland School System.
1992-96 Recruited by Finnish NGO “KEPA – Service Centre for Development Cooperation” to Nicaragua: International Cultural Centre -Fundacion Casa de los 3 Mundos, Granada.
1994-96 Coordinator for Visual Arts Activities & Education + Teacher-training in Corn Island (Atlantic Coast)- using locally available materials.
1989-92 Arbis, Helsinki: Swedish-speaking Adult Education Institute, Helsinki Finland: initiated course in Chinese brush painting.
1983-92 Arbis: Swedish-speaking Adult Education Institute, Helsinki: Initiated silk-screen printing course.
1977-89 Helsingin Kaupingin Tyovaenopisto: initiated silk-screen printing course: Finnish-speaking Adult Education Institute, Helsinki, Finland
4-7/1973 Enamel Wärtsilä (Enamel Factory), Järvenpää, Finland: researched silk-screen printing techniques application on enamel.
1971 Instituto de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain: Organized a silk-screen printing Department.


2020 Prize from Helene & Walter Gronqvistska Stifelse, Helsinki
2016 Exhibition (Hotel Nestor, Korpo): Stipend from Svenska Kulturfonden, Finland.
1989 Exhibition scholarship from (Finnish Svenska Kulturfond) in Loimaa, Finland.
1987 Dunhuang, China: study scholarship (Finnish Svenska Kulturfonden): “Temple-caves of 1OOO Buddhas”
1982 Beijing & Nanchang, China: study scholarship (Finnish Svenska Kulturfonden): to research the paintings of l7th century Chinese painting master Chu Ta (PaDa Shan Ren)


Helsinki City Museum
Seinajoki City Art Museum
Ekenas/Tammisaari Town Museum 
Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki; 
Ekberg Cafe, Helsinki 
Paulig OY AB, Helsinki
Backsbacka Collection/Museum 
Helsinki; Partek OY, Helsinki
International Cultural Center, “Casa de los 3 Mundos”, Granada, Nicaragua 
Private collections