Alice’s acutely observed work combines the textural qualities of textile and printmaking processes, including rust prints, naturally sourced mark making, embossing and collagraph printmaking, hand stitch and weave. Found objects are often employed in her mark making or construction process. Alice builds up layers of print, stitch and weave to make contemplative and subtle artworks that embody ‘place’ rather than represent it directly. She uses natural dye techniques for printing and mark making in an attempt to make work with low environmental impact. The challenge of using what is available at a particular location forms an important aspect for Alice and collected items during walks often form the starting point of new work. Exploring material, including found objects, through making are a key part of Alice’s practice. Much of Alice’s work is currently based on coastal themes and she was artist in residence at Spurn Point National Nature Reserve during 2012. Alice is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and Textile Study Group. She was awarded the Quilters’ Guild Graduate Showcase bursary in 2011, having graduated in that same year with a first class BA (hons) in Contemporary Surface Design and Textiles from Bradford School of Art. Alice has self-published books that document her solo projects and is the author of Natural Processes in Textile Art, published by Batsford.
CV & Education
2006-2011 First class BA (hons) Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles
Bradford School of Arts & Media
1994-1997 2:1 BSc (hons) Geography
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 Part time studio assistant to artist Sue Lawty over period of 1 year
Sept 2014 Tide Marks: SDC Galery, London (Solo)
Aug 2014 – Jan 2016 European Art Quilts VIII
May 2014 Coded: Decoded: The Mall Galleries, London (Prism)
May 2014 Tide Marks: Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud (Solo, part of SIT Select)
Jan 2014 Designer Crafts at The Mall: The Mall Galleries, London (SDC)
Oct – Nov 2013 Tide Marks, Gate Gallery, Grimsby (Solo)
Oct 2013 Sheffield Artists Book Prize, Sheffield
Sept – Oct 2013 Duckett & Jefferies Touring Caravan, Sledmere (Solo)
Jun – Jul 2013 Saltburn to Spurn: Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
May – Jul 2013 Textures of Spurn: The Bowery, Leeds (Solo)
May 2013 Gifts from the Pavement, Saltaire Arts Trail (Solo)
Apr – Jun 2013 Industrial Abstract: The Beetroot Tree, Draycott, Derbyshire
Apr 2013 Textures of Spurn: Gallery 49, Bridlington (Solo)
Mar – Apr 2013 Personal Perspective: Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
Mar – May 2013 European Art Quilt VII: Breda’s Museum, Netherlands
Feb – Mar 2013 Re-Present: Artlink, Hull
Jan – Feb 2013 Textures of Spurn: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber (Solo)
Nov 2012 Contemporary Craft Open: Unit Twelve, Stafford
Oct 2012 Textures of Spurn: South Square, Thornton (Solo)
Sept 2012 Textures of Spurn: Residency Exhibition: Spurn, East Yorkshire: (Solo)
Sep 2012-Feb 2013 European Art Quilt VII: Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, Germany
Aug-Oct 2012 Journeys & Migrations: Hand Made in Bradford
Aug 2012 Festival of Quilts: NEC, Birmingham (2011 Graduate Showcase winners)
July 2012 Crafted by Design: Thoresby Gallery, Notts (SDC)
May-Jun 2012 Platform Gallery Craft Open: Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
Jan 2012 Designer Crafts at the Mall: The Mall Galleries, London
Dec-Jan 2012 Six Inch Cube: South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford
Aug 2011 Festival of Quilts Graduate Showcase: NEC, Birmingham
Jul-Oct 2011 Platform Gallery Craft Open: Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
June 2011 New Designers: Business Design Centre, London
June 2011 Degree show: Bradford School of Arts & Media
May 2011 Pairings Conference: Manchester Metropolitan University
Feb-Apr 2011 Taking Time: Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery
May 2010 Gallery 2: Bradford University
Membership, Awards & Appointments
2015 Finalist, Craft & Design Selected Maker Awards
2014 – ongoing Textile Study Group: Member
2014 Silver Award, Craft & Design Selected Maker Awards
2014 Tide Marks gallery tour (ACE funded)
2013 - ongoing Prism Textiles, Member
July 2012 Artist in Residence, Farfield Mill, Cumbria
Mar-Sep 2012 Artist in Residence, Spurn NNR, East Yorkshire (ACE funded)
Aug 2011 Quilters Guild BA Student Bursary – joint winner
2011 - ongoing Society of Designer Craftsmen, Licentiate Member
2009 – ongoing Textiles and Music Interact:
2015 Fox, A. Leaf Stitching. Stitch:Print:Weave Press
2015 Feldberg, W. Rust Dyeing: Corrosion to Creation: Fibre Art Now,
2014 Rivers, C. Little Book of Book Making. Potter Craft.
2014 European Art Quilt Foundation. European Art Quilts viii.
2014 Morgan, M & Fox, A. Within Sight of the Sea. Tonality Systems Press.
2013 Fox, A. (2013) Tide Marks. Stitch:Print:Weave Press.
2013 Impey, S. (2013) Text in Textile Art. Batsford.
2013 Fox, A. (2013) Gifts from the Pavement: Saltaire. SC Publications.
2012 Fox, A. (2012) Textures of Spurn. SC Publications.
2012 European Art Quilt Foundation (2012) European Art Quilts vii.
2010 Morgan, N., Fox, A., Legard, P. & Robinson, M. (2010)
Music and textiles interact, Craft Research 1, pp. 39-61.