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.
2018 "Inside the Medina" - Off The Kerb, Melbourne
2016 “Borderless” - Melbourne City Library Gallery
2018 "Embark" - At Current Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne
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
2016 “Borderless” - Self Published book of Illustrated maps
2015 “Mind the Map” - Gestalten
2015 “Great and Small Gazette”
2014 “Atlas of Design” - North American Cartographic Information Society
2013 “Visible Ink” - RMIT
2011 “Addressed to The City” - self published illustrated book
2017 “Word Up”, Sefrou, Morocco - 6 weeks
2012 Istanbul, Turkey - Self Directed - 6 weeks
Some of the great clients I have worked with include:
Wine Republic Melbourne, Kronotrop Istanbul, Turkey Aeropress Championships, Emirates Leisure Retail, STREAT Melbourne, Hudsons Coffee, Guthrie Wines, Hobsons Bay Council, Entegy, Singing Kites, Tanuki Nozawa Japan