AA “Tōku Ao” (a dance between worlds)
AA “I te taha o tōku Whaea (a potters hands)”
(Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha)
Ko au te uku, te uku ko au ( I am the clay, the clay is me)
Alix’s work discusses identity and belonging through ceramic and fiber sculpture focusing on strong narrative.
Working from their home studio Alix uses personal reflection to influence work, which often instils an emotional response. Poems are placed alongside the sculptures to inform the viewer of the emotion behind the piece.
Having a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Pre-trader of the year in Tool making, eclectic learning choices lead them to explore clay through Otago Polytechnic. Graduating in 2018 it became apparent that clay/uku was the medium Alix had been searching for.
Most recently they have become a member of Ngā Kaihanga Uku (Māori clay collective), as well as showing in Takirua Toi at Dunedin Public Art Gallery under the care of Paemanu (Ngāi Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts) and working under the mentorship of master carver Rangi Kipa.
“First Thursdays”: December 2016 Kennett Jewellers, Christchurch
“Collude” Group Exhibit: Feb 2017 Next Gallery, Christchurch
“First Thursdays- Life Aquatic”: Dec 2017 Westende Jewellers, Christchurch
“Shared Lines” : Feb 2019 Kaikoura
“Shared Lines” tautahi: March 2019 The Arts Center, Christchurch
“Mata Hou”: June 2019 The Arts Center, Christchurch
“Ko Au”: Oct 2019 Absolution, Christchurch (Solo Show)
“Makeshift” : June 2020 Eastside Gallery, Christchurch
“Whitu” : June 2020 Masterworks Gallery, Auckland
“Makeshift” : June 2020 Eastside Gallery, Cristchurch
“Aoraki Matat” Ng i Tahu Artists: June-July 2020 The Arts Center Christchurch
“Te Whare Marie o Nga Pungawerewere” July 2020, Eastside Gallery, Christchurch
2018- Diploma in Ceramic Arts
2009-Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Canterbury
2008-Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
(Trade) (Level 4)
Pre-Trader of the Year
St Andrews College
Scholarship & Bursary in Painting