My art practice includes re-purposing books to help redress the balance of so many paper books being discarded in favour of digital information. In the current work, nostalgia blossoms from a circa 1973 holiday atlas of Australia. Maps change, modes and models of transportation change, and technology progresses, but fundamentally we remain as we always have been: explorers at heart.
Aprile Alexander is an artist living in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. A sculptor working with paper and other fibres, she is also an abstract painter. Aprile has a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Nepean Arts and Design Centre (TAFE NSW) and a BA majoring in Psychology from Macquarie University.
Aprile's art practice is intuitive and self-expressive, and her major focus is on the inner and outer journeys that make us who we are. She is currently a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Newcastle, focussing on fibre sculpture.
Aprile was a finalist in the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2015.
re-purposed discarded book
20 x 44 x 28 cm
Aprile Alexander, in conversation with Professor Ian Howard, discusses her work Australia 1973: By Leyland P76 and other means of travel and answers questions from the audience. Recorded on 10 October 2015 at the exhibition.
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Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).