Artist Resume

What do I want people to know about my art?
“Hmmm… My art is a journey. I have a varied background in music, art and science. I now study art and philosophy. But these are all ways of questioning the world and interpreting it. I want other people to look at my art and question too. Question the status quo, question reality, question what you had for lunch today and why…and then be interested in the questions of other people too and start a conversation of questions with them. I want people to see my art and it for it to be the catalyst for conversations and questions, but also for it to be a recognition of the humanity and joy and beauty within us all.”



2019 Master of Art in Visual Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2015 Studied printmaking under Ulrike Sturm, Central Queensland University, Noosa
2005 Bachelor of Science in Australian Environmental Studies, Griffith University
1996 Bachelor of Education (Art), Griffith University

Physical World Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibitions:
2022 She, Gallery 4017, Brisbane
2019 Altered Realities, Webb Gallery, South Brisbane
2018 The Quiet Days of Digital Trees, Paperbark Music and Creative, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions:
2020 Triangles are Not My Genre, Project Gallery, South Brisbane
2019 Graduate Exhibition, Queensland College of Art
2018 Perceptions of Reality, Project Gallery, South Brisbane
2017 (Class Group Exhibit) White Box Gallery, South Brisbane
2017 (Class Group Exhibit) Webb Gallery, South Brisbane
2016 Bluewater Festival, Shorncliffe
2016  Nundah Art Show, Brisbane
2016  Royal QLD Show Fine Arts Exhibit, Brisbane
2016  Journeys, The Condensery. Toogoolawah
2014 – 2018 (Gallery) Treasure Chest Gallery, Dakabin Treasure Market
2015 Peace And Quiet, State Library of QLD
2015 Arts After Dark, Central QLD University, Noosa Campus
2014 – 2015 (Commissioned Site Specific Installation) “Bill’s Backyard Fence”, Woodford Folk Festival
2003 Mountains to Mangroves Kids in the Corridor Installation, Boondall Wetlands
1996 Griffith University Graduating Students Exhibit, Mt. Gravatt

Online Exhibitions:
2018 Kultivate Spring Art Show
Accessible April 6-14
2018 March/April Windlight
Accessible March 4 – April 30

2018 Sandgate Easter Art Show (Winner) Open Photography/Digital
2018 Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence

2018: Podcast Interview – The Avatar’s Voice: Mangrovejane
Feb 2018: Interview: Cajsa Choices: MangroveJane, RL Artist Whose SL Art Is Featured In A Real Life Gallery

Arts Projects
2014 – 2018 Curator of Treasure Chest Gallery, Dakabin
2014 – 2019 Artist in Residence and Workshop Co-ordinator/Presenter, Dakabin Treasure Market
2011 – 2015 Eco-tainment Inc. Costume Design for Environmentally themed characters
2012 – 2015 Eco-tainment Inc. Set Design for Film productions and Events
2011 – 2015 Eco-tainment Inc. Environmental Art Workshop Co-ordinator and Presenter
2003 Mountains to Mangroves, Kids in the Corridor Wood Moth Art Installation Project

Other related Experience:
2016 – 2020 Director, Board of Directors for Jabiru Community, Youth and Children Services
2015 – Present Private Art and Design tutor
2011 – 2016 Eco-tainment Inc. Co-Founder/CEO/Artistic Director
2006 – 2011 Australian Eco-Generations Business Owner/Director
1996 -1998 Education Queensland
Secondary School Teacher (Art and Design)

Social Media:
Instagram: @alisonjamesart
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I have always had an interest in creative pursuits. I taught Art in high schools before I returned to university to study Environmental Science. From there I used what I knew about engaging people through creativity to help explain complex environmental concepts to communities. While doing so, I found myself commissioned to creating an artwork for Woodford Fold Festival called, “Bill’s BackYard Fence” where I explored my love of repurposed art and environment in a large scale installation. This further inspired me to go back and pursue my love of Art combined with philosophy in postgraduate studies at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. It was here that I truly started focussing on developing and understanding my own artistic practice.

My inspiration as an artist comes from a philosophical searching of truth, reality and how we represent these concepts as personal narrative. My postgraduate research focussed on these things within online worlds, examining the images we use to portray the complex realities we build in virtual spaces and how I came to represent myself in these places. The series that I am exhibiting now, is the struggle to develop an understanding of inner spaces and a learning to communicate these to outer spaces.

I am inspired by a wide variety of artists and my influences change depending on what style of artwork I am using to communicate my ideas. As a multi-disciplinary artist I draw from a deep pool of incredible artists, both past and contemporary. Popular culture has a huge influence on my work at the moment but so has the works of people such as Caspar David Friedrick, John Constable and William Turner. Contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman, AES+F, Dave Calver and Cathie Bleck continue to inspire and delight me in ways that push me to constantly examine my own work and do better.

I have exhibited my artwork in a wide diversity of places from community events such as Woodford Folk Festival to galleries such as the Webb, Project and White Box Galleries at QCA, State Library of QLD, The Condensery and community spaces such as Boondall Wetlands and Dakabin Treasure Market. I have also exhibited online via virtual galleries and in game spaces.

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