Alix’s work discusses identity and belonging through ceramic sculpture focusing on strong narrative.

Working from her home studio she uses personal reflection to influence her work, which often instils an emotional response.

Poems are placed alongside the sculptures to inform the viewer of the emotion behind the piece.

Having a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Pre-trader of the year in Tool making, her eclectic learning choices lead her to explore clay through Otago Polytechnic. Graduating in 2018 it became apparent that clay/uku was the medium she had been searching for.

Education

Currently - Whakakai Mentorship Programme

Toi Māori Aotearoa

2018- Diploma in Ceramic Arts
(Level 6)
Otago Polytechnic


2009-Bachelor of Fine Arts
(Level 7)
University of Canterbury


2008-Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
(Trade) (Level 4)
Christchurch Polytechnic
Pre-Trader of the Year


2001-University Entrance
St Andrews College
Scholarship & Bursary in Painting

Group Exhibitions

"nUku" November 2020 Te Uru, Titirangi

"Sculpture Festival" November 2020 Arts Centre, Christchurch

"Close Encounters" October 2020 Art Hole, Christchurch

"Te Whare Marie o Nga Pungawerewere" July 2020 Eastside Gallery, Christchurch

"Aoraki Matatu" Ngai Tahu Artists: June-July 2020 The Arts Center Christchurch

"Makeshift" : June 2020 Eastside Gallery, Cristchurch

"Whitu" : June 2020 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland

"Makeshift" : June 2020 Eastside Gallery, Christchurch

"Mata Hou": June 2019 The Arts Center, Christchurch

"Shared Lines" Otautahi: March 2019 The Arts Center, Christchurch

"Shared Lines" : Feb 2019 Kaikoura

"Collude" Group Exhibit: Feb 2017 Next Gallery, Christchurch

"First Thursdays- Life Aquatic": Dec 2017 Westende Jewellers, Christchurch

"First Thursdays": December 2016 Kennett Jewellers, Christchurch

Solo Exhibitions

"Ritual Offering" April 2021 Absolution, Christchurch

"Singing Them Home" August 2020 Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch

"Ko Au": Oct 2019 Absolution, Christchurch 

Teaching

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery

2019

Contracted Teaching Ceramics

Risingholme Community College

2017-2020

Ceramics Intermediate Level, Accessible Class Assistant
 

Publications & Links

 

Plains FM Podcast : 

Art Not Science - Episode 23 - Alix Ashworth, Caitlin Clarke, Dave Marshall, and Maia McDonald

Masterworks Gallery:

Whitu 2020 Catalogue