Alison is an award winning multi-disciplinary artist, designer and scenographer, working across performance, installation and social engagement. Her practice is influenced by our relationship to the natural world and stories of material, place, and time; and the embodied sensory relationship to the audience is at the heart of her work. She creates magical worlds, ritual moments, immersive journeys, and reframings of spaces for performance and social engagement, in both permanent and impermanent settings, with a focus on sustainable practice.
Alison’s recent work includes large scale participatory works created with Creative Folkestone, National Trust, and as part of the Kent AONB Geopark bid. She is currently one of eight Future Wales Fellows, working with Arts Council Wales, Natural Resources Wales & Peak Cymru on a year-long investigation into connection with nature.
Alison started her career working with the Shunt collective in 2009, following training as a theatre designer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her work has been seen on beaches from Glamorgan to Folkestone, blanket bogs in the Welsh mountains, stately homes, and more conventionally on the stages of The Bush and Young Vic theatres in London, the main stage of Singapore Repertory Theatre, and beyond…
Alison founded Bread & Goose in 2009 and led the company on a decade of adventures, devising magical experiences in derelict markets, on bicycles, throughout town centres, and within the mind of a woman with Alzheimers.
Teaching and facilitation are core parts of Alison’s practice, and she runs workshops in scenography and bespoke creative programmes for people from tiny to elder and from all walks of life. She is an Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins on BA Performance: Design & Practice; and is a certified Carbon Literacy Facilitator, leading on the development and delivery of a new Carbon Literacy training course for theatre designers and their associates.
Alison is also a resident of Pervasive Media Studio and a member of The Society of British Theatre Designers and a-n artists network.
photo credit above: Igor Emmerich