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About

Alex is an illustrator, map maker, adventurer and observer of small details.  She makes art and books to tell stories about the world around her, and is especially interested in the art of map making and the inherent subjectivity of experiencing a place. Her work captures detailed moments in multi-layered narratives.  Alex's drawings are for exploring, and they aim to inspire others to look at the world around them a little differently.

Alex grew up in outback Australia.  Days were spent swinging from flying foxes and caring for rescued animals.  School was on the radio.   After moving to the city and working in the architectural industry for more than a decade, her love for moving adventures and eventful moments saw an 18 month overland bicycle adventure imagined and undertaken.   Alex now continuously travels short and long distances to explore new places and meet new faces.  Always she tries to leave her mark in the way of small drawings, and sometimes large commissioned work.

Her work has been exhibited in Istanbul, New York, Melbourne and in Sefrou, Morocco and Nozawa, Japan.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    "Inside the Medina" - Off The Kerb, Melbourne

2016    Borderless” - Melbourne City Library Gallery


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 “DISRUPT” - Urban Writing House - Melbourne Knowledge Week

2019 “Northern Beaches Artist Book Award” - Manly Australia

2019 - “Historia” - Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop, Queenscliff Australia

2019 “Editions” - Tacit, Melbourne, Australia

2018 “Drawing Strength” - Montsalvat, Melbourne, Australia

2018   "Impetus" - At Current Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne Australia

2018    "Peers" - Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne Australia

2018    "Embark" - At Current Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne Australia

2016    “Impressions” - Australian Print Workshop. Melbourne Australia

2015    “You Are Here” - Ann St Gallery, Newbough, New York    

2014    “Impressions” -  Australian Print Workshop. Melbourne Australia    

2012    “Hidden” - Public art installation, Beyoglu, Istanbul

2010     “Impressions” - Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS    

2018 “Travel Writer’s Field Guide” - Craghoppers

2018 “Cartographic Perspectives” - Nth American Cartographic Society

2018 “Catch - Sketch” - MasilWIDE

2016    “Borderless” - Self Published book of Illustrated maps 

2015     “Mind the Map” - Gestalten

2014    “Atlas of Design” - Nth American Cartographic Society

2013    “Visible Ink” - RMIT 

2011    “Addressed to The City” - self published illustrated book


ART RESIDENCIES

2017    “Word Up”, Sefrou, Morocco - 6 weeks

2012     Istanbul, Turkey - Self Directed - 6 weeks


COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria - Australia

The Brooklyn Arts Library - New York

Sefrou History Museum - Morocco


SELECT CLIENTS:

Some of the wonderful clients I have worked with include:

Wish Magazine, The Australian - Silk Road Mountain Race, Kyrgyzstan - Australian Ceramics - RMIT, Melbourne - High Country Hamlets, Australia - Coral Expeditions, Australia, - Harper Collins Books - Printhie Wines, Orange - Bike Planet Tours, the Netherlands - Wine Republic, Melbourne - Kronotrop, Istanbul - Turkey Aeropress Championships - Emirates Leisure Retail - STREAT, Melbourne - Guthrie Wines, Adelaide Hills - Hobsons Bay Council, Melbourne - Entegy, Brisbane - Singing Kites, Cambodia - Tanuki Nozawa, Japan - Apidura, London