Simone Alesich

Location

Coburg, Australia

Preferred artistic medium

Collage, Contemporary, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Textile & Fibre Art

Art level career

Emerging

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Artist statement

Simone Alesich is a mixed media artist and jeweller. She works in a range of textiles, wood and botanic sculpture, photography and collage, using various natural and found materials. Her jewellery designs incorporate silver and other metals with organic and Australian native plant motifs, as well as bright and playful designs in recycled plastics and polymer clay.

Simone is passionate about sustainability, and inspired by natural forms as well as Japanese aesthetics. With a background in anthropology, her artworks are informed by the diverse art and cultural practices of the places where she has lived and travelled. Her artworks often explore the theme of imagined worlds, as well as reflecting on the natural environment.

Simone has led several community art projects in Brunswick, including a Lent Project and an Advent Project in 2016, and the ‘What is Creativity’ Exhibition in 2017. She was a participant in the Brunswick Studio Walk in 2018. Simone was a project space artist at NorthCity4 in 2018-19. She is currently part of the Pink Ember art community. She welcomes opportunities to collaborate with other artists and community groups.

Simone is currently working towards a solo exhibition in knitted textiles, to be held in 2022 at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre in Melbourne. The title of the exhibition is 'Unuseful' and the artworks explore the dialogue between an artist and a machine, while challenging the idea of domestic productivity.