FOR PASSION – Nomadic Shamanic Artist, Urban & Wild Food Forager, Road Kill Recycler, Placenta Artist, Life Skill Liberator.
FOR A LIVING – Freelance Professional Artist, School & Community Workshop Facilitator, TV & Radio Wild Food Consultant and Cookery Presenter, Supplier of Tribal Artefacts and Ethnographic Curiosities.
My Normal ‘bread & butter’ work takes the form of large community and school art projects and commission work both in the UK and abroad. I use my wide and varied range of skills to embrace, create and facilitate art installations that involve the pupils as co-creators – and occasionally the wider community. I have a talent for most aspects of hands-on creation. I make ideas happen! I think fast and on my feet!
I am also a ceramicist and general art technician with many years experience working in studios, art departments and privately for other artists. I specialise in working with children and adults with physical and emotional disabilities/ difficulties, one:one and in groups.
I prefer collaborative projects. I enjoy being part of the growth process you get when you pool the energies of groups of people. I love to observe transformations in levels of awareness – be that creative; spiritual; mental; emotional, environmental or physical. I ‘push’ people to go beyond the boundaries they set for themselves and that includes me too!
I have fun dressing up and exploring alter egos, especially with fellow artists and friends. Many of my theatrical costumes and artistic creations start off as public performances and theatre. I enjoy being part of a creative collective working in a range of different mediums, from bone carving to body painting, cookery to TV and Radio.
Over the years I have developed a talent for creating art forms from natural (mainly organic) materials, especially animal parts such as bones, fur, teeth, claws, etc. I work with whatever Nature puts my way. Often I work with roadkill.
Very rarely does this cross over into my mainstream art work in schools and community – but I do facilitate public and private workshops in Wild Food Preservation & Preparation.
This form of expression is my way of interacting and connecting with Nature around me, in a deeper way. I can do this and still retain a sense of humour … as with the Story Of The Testicle Earrings!
A lot of this work is very personal and can have adult themes – not suitable to be displayed on another site which has been designed for school use – alisonbrierleyartist.wordpress.com
I occasionally take on private taxidermy commission work when I have the time.
You can contact me via this site.
Last, but certainly NOT least…
I am also a Roadkill Recycler, Intrepid Culinary and Urban & Wild Food Forager. I love being creative and injecting humour into what I ‘rustle up’! I enjoy the challenge of using the body parts other cooks don’t like to use! I often hold impromptu workshops at camps and small festivals, teaching the joys of Road Kill Preparation.
It always amazes me how squeamish your average carnivore is! I love what I do! I’m a very happy scavenger and I dislike waste.
My alternative workshops and creations can be found here on this site but be warned, this site contains adult themes.
Click here to view a slide show of photos and press clippings from commissioned projects that I’ve carried out with schools and communities over the years.
Here is a link to a page on another site which gives you a little more insight to my artistic and anthropological background…