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Alice Blanch is an emerging Australian photographer influenced by the ephemeral nature of the sky and its relationship to the landscape below. Alice has a strong connection to the natural world; her photographic artwork is a visual representation of her personal experiences and understanding of the phenomena of nature.

Alice works with photographic film in old cameras, embracing the possibility for magical and unpredictable results. She is passionate about the process of creating and is interested in how she can use her process and artworks to connect with others on a personal level.

Since graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, in 2012 Alice has traveled and exhibited her artwork extensively around Australia and has been selected for inclusion in numerous art prizes across the country.

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts (photography), South Australian School of Art, Adelaide, SA, 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2017
A Shifting Stillness, Floating Goose Studios, Adelaide, SA

2016
Wild Wanderings, Good Studios, SALA Festival, Adelaide, SA

2015
An Island of Solitude, Tooth and Nail Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2014
Box Brownie Landscapes, Shimmer Photography Festival, Oliver's Taranga, McLaren Vale, SA
Cloud Watching, The Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Box Brownie Landscape, Westfield Bondi, Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, NSW
Circumference of Wonder, Presence, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA

2013
Box Brownie Colour Panoramas, Queensland Centre For Photography, QLD 
Box Brownie Equivalents, Edmund Pearce Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Box Brownie Colour Panoramas, Gaffa Gallery, Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, NSW 
No Fixed Time or Space, Perth Centre For Photography, Perth, WA
Box Brownie Panoramas, ArtLab, Adelaide, SA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
An Island Home, SALA Festival, Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, SA

2016
Alchemical Traces, Red Poles Gallery, Shimmer Festival, McLaren Vale, SA
Encounters, Format Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2015
Penumbral Tales, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Ballarat, VIC

2014
A Natural Rhythm, SALA 2014, Presence, Adelaide, SA
p a n o r a m a, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA, Perth, WA
Art & Nature: A Romantic Redux, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Juxtapose Studios, Adelaide, SA

2013
CCP Salon 2013, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC
Fleurieu Landscapes, Group Exhibition, Fleurieu Art Prize Festival,  Adelaide Airport & Penny Hill Winery, SA
Box Brownie Adventures in the Port, Port Adelaide Photography Festival 2013, Port Adeliade, SA
Dark, Ballarat International Photography Festival, Ballarat Mechanics' Institute, VIC 
Encadree, Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Add On 2013, Deport Gallery II, Head On Photography Festival, Sydney, NSW
Distorted: Illusions of the Camera Lens, Constance Gallery, Hobart, TAS 
Oxygen, Tunnels Underneath Adelaide CBD, Adelaide, SA
Distorted: Illusions of the Camera Lens, Tooth N Nail Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2012
Honours and Masters: 2012 Graduates Exhibition, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Shimmer Festival, Penny’s Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
A Sense of Place, Chapel Hill Winery, Shimmer Festival, McLaren Vale, SA
Collodion Spirit, Gold Street Studios, VIC
Permit, The Academy, Adelaide, SA
Up, Experimental Photography of the Sky, Tooth N Nail Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2011
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
The Shadow Box, Liverpool Street Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Helpmann Academy Graduates Exhibition 2011, Torrens Parade Drill Hall, Adelaide, SA

2010
Sticks, Stones and Broken Bones 2010 Graduate Exhibition, University of South Australian, Adelaide, SA
YouthScape: Youth Artist Exhibition, 2010 Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide, SA

Awards

2017
SALA Festival Atkins Prize for Photography, Winner, SA
SALA Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Finalist, SA
Pro Hart Art Prize, Broken Hill Council, Finalist, SA

2016
Heysen Prize for Landscape Art, Finalist, Second Place, SA
Alice Springs Art Prize, Finalist, NT
Adelaide Parklands Art Prize, Finalist, Highly Commended, SA
YouthScape Art Prize, RSAArts, Finalist, Second Place, SA

2015
Fleurieu Four Seasons Prize, Finalist, SA

2014
Emma Hack Art Prize, Finalist, SA

2013
Wilson Visual Art Prize, Finalist, VIC
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Finalist, QLD
Bay of Fires Art Prize, Finalist, TAS
Head Off Landscape Prize 2013, Head On Photography Festival, Finalist, NSW
Clifton Art Prize, Finalist, SA

2012
Black and White Photography Exhibition Award, Winner, TAS
Birchalls Art Prize, Finalist, TAS
Atkins Technicolour Photography Award, Finalist, SALA. SA

2011
Fleurieu Youth Arts Scholarship, Winner, SA
Helpmann Academy’s Total Photographic Photography Award, Winner, SA
Brunswick Street Gallery Art Prize, Finalist, VIC
Rip it up Publishing Youth Artist Award, Finalist, SALA, SA
Atkins Technicolour Photography Award, Finalist, SALA, SA
University Merit Award, Bachelor of Fine Arts, SA

2010
School of Art, Architecture and Design Graduate Exhibition Prize, Winner, SA
Photography Award for Excellence: Photographic Wholesalers Prize, Winner, SA
Atkins Technicolour Photography Award: RSASA YouthScape Exhibition, Winner, SA

Grants Received

2015
Helpmann Academy, Regular Grant, to assist with exhibition expenses for solo exhibition 'An Island of Solitude' at Tooth and Nail gallery, Adelaide.

2014
Charles Sturt Council: Fifth Quarter Artist Scholarship, One year scholarship at Fifth Quarter Studios with business mentoring
Carclew Project and Development Grant, To undertake a one month artist residency on Flinders Island in August 2014

2013
Carclew Project and Development Grant, to exhibit at the Perth Centre for Photography in April 2013
ArtStart Grant: Australia Council, Recipient (Beginning January 2013)

2012
NAVA, Eckersley's Art Materials Grant

2011
Helpmann Regular Grant, to travel to China to participate in the Pingyao International Photography Festival
Unley Youth Sponsorship Grant, for a series of work documenting the Capri Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Carclew Project and Development Grant, to attend a workshop in Victoria to learn the art of Tintype photography

Residencies

2015
Rongo, Living In Peace International Studio Residency, New Zealand
Duration of 2 months

2014
Mountain Seas Arts, Flinders Island, During the month of August
Duration of 5 weeks

Collections

South Australian School of Art Grand Chancellors Collection 
Various Private Collections around Australia

Public Artwork

2015
Commissioned by the City of Charles Sturt
Two artworks located on Woodville Rd, Adelaide (between Norman and Bower Streets)

2016
Crown Hotel Perth
Three Box Brownie Colour Panorama artworks to be placed in VIP suites