My work is characterised by lightweight, intricate, wooden structures. 

I am fascinated by the tools and processes adopted in agricultural practices and the elemental experience of working directly with the land.

In response, I exemplify these practices in the studio, working each element meticulously and selecting labour-intensive, repetitive processes, celebrating the irregularity of the natural material and subtly evidencing the hand.

The resulting sculptural vessels are a multitude of parts held in a rhythmic whole; lines drawn in space, punctuated by visual motiphs, light and substance held in tension.

My intention is to draw the eye and mind to look again at the familiar yet, so often unremarked and un regarded natural landscape that surrounds us, and to encourage contemplation.


Education

Edinburgh College of Art, BA (hons) (1st class), 2016-2018

Oxford Brookes, Art Foundation, Distinction, 2015-2016


Awards 

Shortlisted Young Artist Award, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 2020

Graduate Studio Award, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 2019 (ongoing)

The New Contemporaries Award, Royal Scottish Academy, June 2018

FEUVA Award For Sculpture, June 2018


Exhibitions

2020 

Small Scale, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Young Artists Award, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2019

New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2018

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show

Muriel, Mural room, Edinburgh College of Art

AVODAH, The Old Fire Station, Edinburgh 

2017

Acid free tissue, Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh 

2016

British Neuroscience Association Festival, Edinburgh 

Seagulls out of orbit, Edinburgh College of Art 

Menier Gallery, London 

2015

Annual Show, Oxford Brookes University

OVADA gallery, Oxford 


Press

New Blood - The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries, THE SKINNY Magazine, 2019 

ECA Art Review, The Scotsman, 2018

Betraying Expectations: ECA Degree Show, THE SKINNY Magazine, 2018;

'In the same room, there’s the work of Alice Dudgeon, which operates in a sculptural language of handcrafted elegance and large scale ambition. The structure itself is a skeletal pine circle of skinny posts that spread out slightly as they go towards the ceiling. In the large room, the light passes through it, its presence not obstructive, instead opening out the space as it draws the eye upward (and across the amazing views of these studios); it’s a quietly uplifting experience.' 

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