Ms Alison Alder
Areas of expertise
- Fine Arts (Incl. Sculpture And Painting) 190502
- Art Theory 190103
Alison Alder is a visual artist whose work blurs the line between studio, community and social/political art practice. She has worked within community groups, research institutions and Indigenous organisations.
Alder’s work has been exhibited in several key Australian exhibitions including, amongst others, Making It New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Roads Cross: Contemporary Directions in Australian Art at the Flinders University Art Museum and Gallery (Adelaide & touring) and Ghost Citizens: Witnessing the Intervention at Cross Arts Project (Sydney & touring).
Her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, most State galleries, numerous regional galleries and the Australian War Memorial, amongst others, as well as private collections including the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and the Kerry Stokes Collection. Internationally her work is held in the collections of the Centre for the Study of Political Graphics in the USA, the National Normal Taiwan University collection and the Yilan Museum of Art collection in Taiwan, amongst others.
Alder is currently Head of the Printmedia and Drawing Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art.
Fellow: Australian Prime Ministers Centre, Museum of Australian Democracy
Picturing Politics: Symposium and related events, ANU School of Art
The News Network: Research collaboration between artists based in New Zealand, the ACT and Victoria.
The Uniform Project: Art Monthly project with Megan Hinton and Dan Edwards
Future Feminist Archive: A Contemporary Art and Feminism research project