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.

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

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

– 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

The Redruth Albany Club, Redruth, 2023
The Only Thing More Slippery Than The ElbowAuction 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
Drawing the Line, Millenium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 2013
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
Unconstructive Play, Arts Space Gallery, Camberwell, London, 2010
Set of Odd Volumes, Book Art Exhibition; TAP, Southend, Essex, 2010
Before, Between, Beyond, TAP, Southend, Essex, 2010
Base, TAP, Southend, Essex, 2009
The Value of Nothing, ArtsHub, London, 2008
White on White, Windowlicker, Berlin, 2005
One Week at Varden St, Varden Street Warehouse, Whitechapel, London, 2002

– 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

– 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

– Article: The Guardian, Play What You See, written by Phil Hebblethwaite, 2020

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

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