Approved: 10.02.2015

Alison ONeill

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 10.02.2015

Alison O'Neill works in drawing and video using autobiographical narratives as a starting point. Her work explores memory, remembering and subjectivity. Alison is particularly interested in maternal subjectivity at the intersection of class and gender.

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Biography

Alison O'Neill works in drawing and video using autobiographical narratives as a starting point. Her work explores memory, remembering and subjectivity. Alison is particularly interested in maternal subjectivity at the intersection of class and gender.

Alison’s video, Nothing Gets Through, has recently been shortlisted for the Birth Rites Collection Award 2017 and was screened at Quickening at The Nightingale Cinema in Chicago as part of Extended Practice in October. She has also recently exhibited with the Desperate Artwives Collective in London, had a sketchbook selected for the Sketch Open Drawing Prize 2017 and co-curated Lass Struggle at FiLiA 2017 in London.

Alison is an associate artist at DIEP (Digital Institute for Early Parenthood) and a resident artist at Cambridge Artworks.

CV & Education

Alison O’Neill

Education

PGCE Art and Design, University of Cambridge

MA Feminist Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts, University of Leeds

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth College of Arts

 

Forthcoming Exhibitions

7th October 2017, Quickening: Experimental Animations by Mothers, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago

14-15th October 2017, Lass Struggle (Screening and exhibition) FiliArt at Filia Conference (Feminism in London) Institute of Education, London (Co-curator)

20 November – 15 December 2017, Sketch Open 2017, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

23rd November 2017, Birth Rites Collection Prize Shortlist Screening, Kings College, London

 

Selected Recent Exhibitions

Sketch Open, Plymouth College of Arts, 2017

Nasty Women London, The Black and White Building, London, 2017

Sketch Open 2017, Black Swan Arts, Frome, 2017

Sketch Open 2017,  Rabley Drawing Centre, 2017

Nasty Women Cambridge, ArtSpace Cambridge, 2017

Sketchbook Circle, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, 2017

Desperate Artwives-5th Edition, Granby Space, London, 2017

Brood Film Festival, Exeter Phoenix, 2016

Object Object, Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, 2016

ProCreate Project Launch, Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2015

Project AfterBirth, White Moose Gallery, Devon, 2015

Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, London South Bank University,  (Conference presentation and video screening), 2015

One For Sorrow, Arts Centre Gallery, North Hertfordshire College, 2015

Birth Rites Collection Competition: shortlisted artworks - MediaCityUK, Salford, 2015

Artist in Residence Exhibition, Arts Centre Gallery, North Hertfordshire College, 2014

Letters, Market Place, Cambridge, 2014

Intervention at The Contents of an Unquiet Mind, Remade Heaven,  Cambridge, 2014

Postcards from Cambridge, Intervention at various locations around Cambridge, 2013

We did not dream, Open Studio, Work completed on Cambridge School of Art Residency, 2012

Follow the Fellow, Changing Spaces, Regent Street, Cambridge, 2011

 

Residencies/ Awards/ Affiliations

Associate Artist at DIEP (Digital Institute for Early Parenthood), 2016-2017

Shortlisted for Biannual Birth Rites Collection Competition, 2015

Artist in Residence, AA2A, Arts Centre, North Hertfordshire College, 2014-2015

Artist in Residence, AA2A, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, 2011-2012

 

Membership

Desperate Artwives Collective, 2017

MAMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics)