Winner of The Textile Society Undergraduate Bursary 2012

Winner of Grow Your Own Exhibition 2011


Shortlisted for The National Open Art Competition 2012

Shortlisted for The Batsford Prize 2013 &  Journeys Exhibition 2014

Alison’s personal journey maps out her understanding and comprehension, developed through her struggle with dyslexia. She has developed a visual system of communication; investigating signs as a means of removing textual barriers. She states: “I empathise with inaccuracies in historical maps, and having a mixed Scottish / English identity I personalise maps of Great Britain to represent a culturally diverse society.”

Alice Kettle described her work as follows: “You are writing a whole new written language and that is in the form of textiles, a visual I find quite interesting.” (Kettle, A. 2010)

Alison Stewart Image‘Mapping is the core root of Alison’s art practice and her process transcribes information into textile art. The maps explore visual systems of communication, investigating signs as a means of removing textual barriers. Commissions welcome.’ (Emsworth Art Trail 2015)

  • Alison graduated with an MA Distinction in Fine Art from The University of Chichester in October 2014
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