Alison Eggleton

Australian Visual Artist and Art Curator As a visual artist, Eggleton develops artworks in relation to site, engaging with the given context and architectural space. She often uses archive material and cultural references as conceptual armature. Combining the practices of sculptural, spatial and Butoh/ Bodyweather movement disciplines, her response inhabits the site as a form of enquiry and activation of body, material and space. Eggleton develops collaborative art projects as both independent curator and artist. In 2014 she collaborated as artist and curator with Wimmera based artist Anthony Pelchen in MARP, an installation and performance staged for the Melaka Arts and Performance Festival, Malaysia. In 2015 MARP was presented in the forecourt of ACCA as part of Performing Mobilities, for which she was commissioned to write an essay response for the VCA Performing Mobilities catalogue. In 2015 she developed, curated and was led artist on the project, the space that binds us, a series of five site specific installations engaging with multidisciplinary art practice, involving Australian artists Kasia Lynch, Trevor Flinn, Katie Jacobs and Rosa Tato. The project formed a major visual art component in the Nati Frinj Festival program, Natimuk, Victoria. Eggleton’s non site specific visual art work seek to shift and reconfigure established relationships to materials, patterns and geometrical structures. She has staged a number of large sculptural textile installations including a wallpaper state of harmony at C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford in 2011 and within pattern, at Stockroom Kyneton, Victoria in 2012. In 2017 she developed a sculptural work, Untitled Dome (pop up temple), as an architectural interactive installation for the public space at Nati Frinj Festival, November 2017. In her fulltime role as the Curator of Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia (since 2011), she has established an extensive knowledge of Australian photographic practice. Developing solo and group exhibitions for the gallery’s annual program, she works closely with practicing artists, art institutions and the commercial gallery sector. Eggleton is currently on leave from this role to engage with art industry events in Australia and Malaysia. In 2015, she was guest panelist in SYMPOSIUM: Expanding Artistic Horizons-Developing your arts career a Regional Arts Victoria Forum held in Port Fairy, Victoria. In 2016 she was an assessment panel member for Creative Victoria’s Visual Arts Grants.

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the space that binds us