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About Alice Nixon

Alice Nixon has been a practising artist for many years and has a Fine Arts Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sculpture. She has had numerous solo shows and has participated in many group shows in Australia and internationally. Although Alice’s reputation was initially founded on sculpture, her practice has expanded to encompass drawing, lino prints. Her work has received numerous awards and commissions, and she is represented in both public and private collections.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Immortal, Alice Nixom

I’ve called this stylised sea urchin sculpture “Immortal”, drawing on the recently discovered fact that some urchins can live up to 200 years. Using the human-sized scale of the sculpture, I wanted to emphasise the connection between humanity and biodiversity, and the desire to see ordinary objects as something unique. I aim to capture the urchin’s unique lantern shape and the marine animal’s intriguing patterning. Using the cement medium helps replicate the circles and texture that are an essential tactile quality of the urchin’s shell.

Instagram: @alicenixonmelb

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.