Alison is exhibiting her latest artwork in the Emsworth Arts Trail on the second weekend: 5th, 6th & 7th of May 2018.
She is number 55 on the trail and part of Artists on the Quay, Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club, PO10 7EQ. To find out more please click here
(Alison is sitting on the wall, rocking the purple wellies!)
Alison has created a body of work especially for the trail, inspired by the local area, she has produced textile maps.
Henry Adams, Estate Agents, Emsworth are pleased to adopt Alison Stewart in the run up and during the Arts Trail. Samples of Alison’s local textile maps will be on display in the office window from 5th April – 7th May
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)
‘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