This episode features an interview with artist and collector Alison Alder, recorded last summer when Alison visited New York. Alison Alder is a visual artist whose work blurs the line between studio, community and social/political art practice. Her formative years as an artist were spent working in the screen-printing workshops of Megalo (Canberra) and Redback Graphix (Wollongong/Sydney) where she was co-director from 1985–1993. The next major period of her art practice was spent working within Indigenous organisations in the Northern Territory, primarily for Julalikari Council in Tennant Creek. Alder received an International Year of Tolerance Fellowship from the Australia Council in recognition of her work toward social justice and equity through art practice. Alder is currently Head of the Printmedia and Drawing Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art.
Alison is also the organizer of Interference Archive’s current exhibition, Hi-Viz: Australian Political Posters 1979-2019. Hi-Viz, an exhibition of screen-printed posters that provide a visual commentary of politics and life in Australia over the last four decades, is on display through April 14.
Here’s an image of the Redback Graphix poster Alison refers to:
Music: “Amends” by Mere Women.
Produced by Interference Archive.