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Alice Dudgeon

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My work is characterised by lightweight, intricate, wooden structures.

I am fascinated by the tools and processes adopted in agricultural practices and the elemental experience of working directly with the land.

In response, I exemplify these practices in the studio, working each element meticulously and selecting labour-intensive, repetitive processes, celebrating the irregularity of the natural material and subtly evidencing the hand.

The resulting sculptural vessels are a multitude of parts held in a rhythmic whole; lines drawn in space, punctuated by visual motiphs, light and substance held in tension.

My intention is to draw the eye and mind to look again at the familiar yet, so often unremarked and un regarded natural landscape that surrounds us, and to encourage contemplation.
Education

Edinburgh College of Art, BA (hons) (1st class), 2016-2018
Oxford Brookes, Art Foundation, Distinction, 2015-2016

Awards

Shortlisted Young Artist Award, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 2020
Graduate Studio Award, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 2019- (ongoing)
The New Contemporaries Award, Royal Scottish Academy, June 2018
FEUVA Award For Sculpture, June 2018

Exhibitions

On a Small Scale, Open Eye Gallery, 2020
Young Artists Award, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 2020
New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2019
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, 2018
AVODAH, The Old Fire Station, Edinburgh, 2018
Acid free tissue, Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh, 2017
British Neuroscience Association Festival, Edinburgh, 2017
Menier Gallery, London, 2016
Winnowing
  • Alice Dudgeon
  • Winnowing
Winnowing
  • Alice Dudgeon
  • Winnowing
Billow
  • Alice Dudgeon
  • Billow
Plough
  • Alice Dudgeon
  • Plough
Avodah
  • Alice Dudgeon
  • Avodah

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