Alice Mahoney



B. Bremen, Germany
Based in Redruth, Cornwall

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Alice Mahoney is a multidisciplinary artist using sculpture, painting, print, film and sound to explore forms, colour, material, and surface, interrogating the relationships between things, exploring space both architecturally and topographically and the interconnectedness of objects, people and places to create fragmented narratives both real and fictional.

Having come from an art conservation background, Alice is interested in disrupting ideas around correct methodologies and material processes and enjoys using unconventional and experimental materials, re-using waste or by-products, questioning ideas around value and permanence within objects and places.

Alice works as a facilitator with both neurodivergent & neurotypical artists, including facilitating a BBC commission in 2020 and most recently working as an artist-educator on The Newlyn & the Exchange Gallery’s two year Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Teacher Development Funded project to deliver Think, Talk, Make Art, an ambitious programme of professional development and learning for primary school teachers, helping them to harness the full potential of art across their curriculum.

Additionally, Alice has curated and run artist-led spaces, talks, screenings, and workshops, including an artist residency programme at CMR Project Space in Redruth (2018-ongoing) and Project Space, Berlin (2003-2005). Recent funded events she has led include those related to film, photography, publishing and sound. She also founded and co-organized the Inland Art Festival, Redruth (2014 and 2016). Alice plays keyboards in the band Disco Rococo.

EDUCATION
– University of East London, BA (Hons), 1999 - 2002
– Falmouth School of Art, Foundation in Art and Design, 1998 - 1999

AWARDS
Develop Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England, 2023
Cultivator skills based mentoring with Naomi Frears, 2023
a-n Time Space Money bursary recipient, 2023
Cultivator Skills Development Grant, 2023
Cultivator mentoring programme with Ella Frears, 2021 - 2022
Cultivator mentoring programme with Sarah Tripp and curator Andrew Hunt, 2018 - 2019
Cultivator Creative Investment Grant, 2018

RESIDENCIES
– Schloss Plüschow, Germany, 2023
The Cornwall Workshop, Kestle Barton, Cornwall, led by Andy Holden, 2019
– Uncanny Valley, Auction House Project Space, Redruth, 2019
Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall, 2018 & 2019
Fish Factory (HERE) Creative Centre, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland - (an exchange with seven artists and Fish Factory, Falmouth), 2016
Liminal Space, TAP, Southend-on-Sea, 2014
Weekend Shift Part 2, Back Lane West, Redruth, 2014
Weekend Shift, Stryx, Birmingham, with Back Lane West, 2013
4 Weeks 33 Hours, CMR Project Space, Redruth, 2012

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Redruth Albany Club, Redruth, 2023
The Only Thing More Slippery Than The Elbow, Auction House Space, Redruth, 2022
Borderlands, Plymouth Art Weekender, 2020
Scenes, The Picture Room, Newlyn Gallery, 2019
From A to B, via C, Auction House Space, Redruth, 2019
Everything is F**ked, CMR Project Space, Redruth, 2017
Fish Factory *London*, St John on Bethnal Green, Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays Initiative, 2013
Ink and Pressure, Fish Factory, Falmouth, Cornwall, 2013
Weekend Shift, Residency exchange at Stryx, Birmingham with Back Lane West, 2013
Talking Out Loud (with Liam Jolly), Tardis Projects, Truro, Cornwall, 2013
4 Weeks 33 Hours, CMR Project Space, Redruth, 2012
TRFifteen, CMR, Redruth, Cornwall, 2012
Set of Odd Volumes, Book Art Exhibition; TAP, Southend, Essex, 2010

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Idoine & Jane Lowry & Patrick Lowry, Idoine Magazine Edition, 2019
Everything is F***ed, CMR Project Space, 2016
Set of Odd Volumes, curated by Amy McKenny, copy held at The National Art Library, V&A, 2010

CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
Exhibitions, events and artist residencies, CMR Project Space, Redruth, 2019 - current
Conjunction events, CMR Project Space & Fish Factory, funded by Cultivator, 2018 - 2019
Play Reel, film programme, Inland Art Festival, Regal Cinema, Redruth, 2014
Digital Artists’ Films,  CMR Project Space, Cornwall Film Festival, in collaboration with Cinestar, 2015

PRESS
– Review: Art Monthly (printed, December 2023 / January 2024 issue), Flamm Contemporary Art Festival, written by Martin Holman, 2023
– Article: The Guardian, Not just St Ives: Redruth festival will shine light on vibrant Cornish arts scene, written by Steven Morris, 2023
– Review: Cornwall 365, Late at Tate - Gallery After Hours Returns with a Bang, written by Celeste Allen, 2022
– Article: The Guardian, Play What You See, written by Phil Hebblethwaite, 2020

MUSIC
Disco Rococo, Late at Tate St Ives, Cornwall, 2022
Disco Rococo supporting act, Martin Creed, Groundworks, Cornwall, 2018

OTHER
CMR Project Space, Co-Director/Trustee, Redruth, Cornwall, 2013 - current
Falmouth University, Visiting Lecturer, 2012 - current
Think, Talk, Make Art, Artist Facilitator, The Paul Hamlin Foundation Teacher Development Fund and Newlyn Art Gallery & the Exchange, 2021 - 2023
A Sense of Place, Artist facilitator, Emerging Artist Platform, Falmouth School of Art partnership with Tate St Ives, 2021
Underworld, Artist facilitator, Shallal Arts, 2021 - 2022
Scores of People Project, Artist facilitator, Moogie Wonderland, 2020 - 2022
Rory’s Alternative Guide to the Woods, Producer, BBC New Creatives commission with Rory Bray-Harper 2020
Inland Art Festival, Founder, co-organiser and concept, Redruth, Cornwall, 2014 & 2016
– Co-Director/Manager, Project Space, Berlin Mitte, Germany, 2003 - 2005