Alison BickmoreArtist, Project manager, Consultant, Art therapist
Alison’s work consciously explores, through landscape, the geology of place ‘layered’ with the experience of being human – making visible the shifts, scars and events that mark both the natural world and the human psyche. Lately she’s been using rocks and other organic matter as ‘templates’. Hand held, she draws around the material, the repetitious marks made around these ‘templates’ enable a pattern to emerge, a flowing pattern.
Alison’s cognitive approach to her work is underpinned by the fact that she is also an art psychotherapist with over 10 years experience, where she is continually observing how the unconscious self fits with the external world.
Written by Jane Langley Founder of Bluepatch.org
Qualifications and training 2000 - MA Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts 1997 - Post-graduate Higher Diploma in Fine Art Painting, City and Guilds of London Arts School- 1988- Post-graduate Advanced Diploma Art Therapy, Goldsmiths College Solo exhibitions 2006 - Alison Bickmore, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon College, Croydon, London Group exhibitions
2014 Propeller Foundry Open Studio London
2013 ‘8 Minutes from Here’ South Bank Centre, London, Ludlow Open 2013, Ludlow. Highgate Contemporary Art, Highgate London
2012 - Group Show, Debut Contemporary Gallery, London 2012 - RE Open International Print Show, Bankside Gallery , Hopton Street London SE1 2012 - Renaissance Photography Prize Finalist, The Mall Galleries, London 2012 - Traces, Highgate Gallery, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, London 2012 - WW Gallery Solo Award Group Show Long listed, WW Gallery , London EC1N 8DX 2011 - Bite, Artists Making Prints Show, The Mall Galleries, London 2011 - Loop Artists Print Show, Bankside Gallery, London 2011 - The National Open Art Exhibition , Chichester Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Sussex 2010 - Perceptual Crossings, The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, London, NW1 2010 - The National Open Art Exhibition , Chichester Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Sussex 2009 - Floating Odyssey Group show, Book House Art Space, Seoul, Korea 2009 - Group Show, The Smithfield Gallery, London 2008 - 21st Century Watercolour Exhibtion, Bankside Gallery, London 2008 - Floating Odyssey Group show, Live and Morris Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan 2008 - Floating Odyssey Group show, Waterloo Gallery, London 2008 - Group Show, 3D Gallery, Bristol 2008 - Group Show, SW1 Gallery, London 2008 - Loop 08 Contemporary print show, The Menier Gallery, London SE1 2008 - Originals 08 Contemporary Print Show, The Mall Gallery, London 2007 - Group Show, 3D Gallery, Bristol 2006 - Originals 06 Contemporary Print Show, The Mall Gallery, London 2005 - Circle of Confusion, Nolia's Gallery, Thomas a Becket Old Kent Road, London 2005 - Originals 05 Contemporary Print Show, The Mall Gallery, London 2005 - Where 2, New Greenham Arts, Newbury, Berkshire 2004 - Group Show, Apart Gallery, London 2004 - Where - Six of One Group Show, Menier Gallery, London 2002 - CO2, Century Gallery, London E2 2002 - International Small Print show, The Morley Gallery, London 2002 - Six of One Group Show, RK Burt Gallery, London SE1 2001 - Group Show, Apart Gallery, London 2001 - Imagining the Body, Centenary Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts, London 2001 - Imagining the Body, Kala Bhavana, Shantin Ketan, India 2001 - Imagining the Body, The National Arts School, Sydney, Australia 2001 - The National Print Show, The Mall Gallery, London 2000 - Print 2000, The Walk Gallery and The Morley Gallery, London 2000 - The National Print Show, The Mall Gallery, London Artist talks 2003 - Presentation Talk, Photoforum, Four Corners Film workshop, London Projects 2007 - Print project/ Gallery artist, De Galerie , The Hague, The Netherlands Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - WW Gallery Solo Award Long listed, WW Gallery, 34/35 Hatton Garden EC 1N 8 DX 2011 - Open Photography 2, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2006 - The Curwen Prize, Originals 06 Contemporary Print Show, The Mall Gallery, London 2001 - TN Lawrence prize, The National print , The Mall gallery, London