Growing up in New Zealand, rivers and oceans formed the backdrop for every memory. Living overseas, I still find myself drawn to the vastness of water and the space it creates for reflection.
Water Poems is a 16 page zine project comprising of a collection of poems about the water that is most precious to me, illustrated with paintings made with the water of each site.
The paintings were created using a single shade of paynes grey watercolour, to allow the organic movement and fluid qualities of the water to be of focus.
Professionally printed on 120 gsm recycled stock.
Mangamaire 2016 pencil and solvent transfer photograph on Arches 180gsm A4
A work created for my 2016 solo exhibition A Strange Place.
Personal memory fragments colliding and conflating in shifting states of clarity.
Poems About Me/mories 28 pages
This zine of poetry further delves into my fascination with the uncertainty and complexity of memory.
Illustrations were made through a process of marbling with oil, solvent and water. This medium caused unpredictable, complex, infinite possibilities.
Digitally printed on 120 gsm stock.
Soft Power 2017 Pencil and watercolour on Arches smooth 120gsm Float Mounted in recycled timber frame A3
For Botanica group exhibition, 4 April - 28 April 2017 at in.cube8r Gallery. Wild and Free, Cut and Dry.
in.cube8r gallery presents Botanica, an exhibition featuring a diverse group of female artists this April.
Botanica explores the way we interact with plants in our modern world. We invite you to celebrate nature in all the forms it reveals to us. From the most sensory experience and moments of deep connection, to those misplaced good intentions. Botanica will take you from green thumb graveyards, to where the wild roses grow and everything that blossoms in-between. Join us as we dust off the dirt and create a new kind of oasis.
A poem and illustration for F*EMS Zine Issue 6 exploring the theme of body positivity.
F*EMS Issue 6 explored the theme of the body. I wanted to create a piece that reflected my own path to body love through my work within museums and galleries encountering the beauty of historical artefacts marked by living.
Ink on paper Available in F*EMS Issue 6. http://femszine.com/
Issue 6 of FEMS zine was curated, edited and published by Freya Alexander, Tegan Iversen and Cassandra Martin in December 2016.
Cover Art by Kitty Chrystal.
Peach insor & Newton inks on Arches 120 gsm A4 Framed or unframed
Often There Are Warnings Mini-Zine
Often There Are Warnings Fold out A4 Split Mini Zine 8 pages
A poem illustrated with drawings exploring my personal experiences with anxiety attacks.
Risograph printed by Glom Press on pink 80 gsm stock
Arms 2015 pencil on paper A4
Skies are shifting moments in time, as individual as the people we love most.
Anxiety Rash 2016 594 x 841 mm Pencil and watercolour on Arches watercolour, float mounted in recycled timber frame
Trying to find strength in the softness of chronicling a hard lived experience.
You Came To Visit
Alice Fennessy You Came To Visit Pencil, watercolour on paper 295x387
An oyster shell I picked up as we walked, a photograph of birds we don't have at home.
Holly Winsor & Newton inks on Arches 120gsm A4 Framed or unframed
Sweetness Winsor & Newton inks on 120gsm Arches A4 Framed
This work uses drawing to collage disparate imagery from found sources onto a single surface.
Pencil on paper
Made for Girls Will Be Girls zine
Weak Willed Night
Weak Willed Night 2016 Pencil and ink on paper A3
This work was created for my 2016 solo exhibition A Strange Place, held at Brunswick Street Gallery.
This work collides fragments of memories on a fragile surface of throwaway lilac paper, exploring the uncertainty of fading recollections over time.
Digital print on 120 gsm Arches A4
"Stasis in the darkness, then the substanceless blue, pour of tor and distances..." - Sylvia Plath
Alice Fennessy Cold Sunset Pencil, solvent transfer photograph on baby pink paper 297x420
A dream or a memory or a creeping feeling that I had been here before.
Daiso Paper Collection of A5 works Mixed media 2015
With this collection of mixed media works, I take small fragments from my everyday experiences of the world and collage them, displayed together to form a dream-like floating cloud of disparate images. Some images have been created through painting, others through surface rubbings, printing or photography. All are captured on the pastel, fragile surface of kraft paper.
These works were also used as illustrations alongside poetry for my zine, A Strange Place.