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.

 

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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!

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

Using roadkill bones to make jewellery - BoliviaOver 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.

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Squirrel Testicle Earings

 

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.

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Last, but certainly NOT least…

road-kill-gyozo-roger-moody-picI 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…

www.artists.ltd.uk/Alison

 

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