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 motifs, 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 unregarded natural landscape that surrounds us, and to encourage contemplation.
Edinburgh College of Art, BA (hons) (1st class), 2016-2018
Oxford Brookes, Art Foundation, Distinction, 2015-2016
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
Alice Dudgeon, Selected Works, Open Eye Gallery, (opening 29th October)
Line Drawings, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, (opening 21st October)
Winnowing in the wind, Upright Gallery, Edinburgh
Artful Craft, MAKE Southwest, Devon
Small Scale, Open Eye Gallery
Surge, Tatha Gallery, Dundee
Small Scale, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Young Artists Award, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show
Muriel, Mural room, Edinburgh College of Art
AVODAH, The Old Fire Station, Edinburgh
Acid free tissue, Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh
British Neuroscience Association Festival, Edinburgh
Seagulls out of orbit, Edinburgh College of Art
Menier Gallery, London
Annual Show, Oxford Brookes University
OVADA gallery, Oxford
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.'