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

Exhibitions

"Singing Them Home" August 2020 Chambers Art Gallery, 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

"Ko Au": Oct 2019 Absolution, Christchurch (Solo Show)

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

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

"Shared Lines" : Feb 2019 Kaikoura

"First Thursdays": December 2016 Kennett Jewellers, Christchurch

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

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

Teaching

Ara Institute of Canterbury

October 2020

Contracted Teaching Ceramics

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery

2019

Contracted Teaching Ceramics

Risingholme Community College

2017-2020

Ceramics Intermediate Level, Accessible Class Assistant
 

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