Alex Stalling

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BIO

Artist | Maker | Dreamer | Activator | Mother
For Alex, growing up in Outback & Regional Queensland fostered an appreciation for the role of creative culture and the impact they hold on the community.

Based in Toowoomba, Alex has over a decade of experience in creative industries including practicing as an artist, founding and managing artist run spaces (Attic Art Space, made. Creative Space), events & festival programming (Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, LIT Festival: Stories in Light), community engagement (Toowoomba Regional Council, Grand Central Shopping Centre, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre).

While merging her love of the arts and business together she founded Tinker as creative studio offering art workshops and programming through in-house, event & pop-up partnerships and online content.

Alex’s creative works play with the idea of user experience and personal identity, creating layered automatic imagery which captures a reflection of moments in time. Working primarily in acrylic, watercolour and line work.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/madecreativespace

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Attic Art Space Toowoomba ( 2008-2010) , made. Creative Toowoomba ( 2011-2013)

Collections

Various Private Collections

CV

https://www.alexstalling.com/cv.html

Since graduating from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) in 2009, Alex Stalling has held numerous solo exhibition, curated shows, directed galleries, taught regular workshops with a focus on extra curricular student classes at the Toowoomba Art Society, sat on various committees, presented and represented at various conferences, and has created public artworks across South East Queensland with a focus on Toowoomba.

In 2009 Stalling coordinated the Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery in South East Queensland. In 2011 Stalling and fellow artist Elysha Gould established made. Creative Space Toowoomba an Artist-Run Initiative which offers exhibition, workshops, consultancy, creative event management, professional development, an international residency program and advocacy for regional arts practices.

In her own practice Stalling has exhibited internationally in Bristol UK, New Zealand and the USA. Her work has been acquired by local government galleries and commissioned across South East Queensland. In 2012 Stalling designed and created the work for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers public art project Play Me I’m Yours as well as a commission for an Ergon Energy Transformer.

In 2013 Stalling and Gould presented at Articulate: Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference on Creative Tanks: Promoting local artists and businesses through micro-residencies and cultural tourism.

As part of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers she coordinated the 3 year of Creative Tanks and the public art project Real People Real Stories. In collaboration with Artslink QLD and Toowoomba Regional Council Stalling with the Community Coordinator for the 2013 initiative Animating Spaces Toowoomba.

Alex is available for professional development workshops, curation and co-ordination of exhibitions, artistic events and festivals, as well as exhibitions and commissions.
Curriculum Vitae
Qualifications
2011 Youth Arts Queensland Navigation: Arts Business Training
2008 – 2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours- University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
2005 – 2007 Bachelor of Visual Arts- University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Employment
2017
Dec Bell Street Mall Activiation Public Workshop Facilitator for Toowoomba Regional Council, Toowoomba
2017 Case Study for Linda Clarke Research Paper, Mother Artist Model
2013
Sem 1 Workshop Facilitator, University of Southern QLD, Toowooomba
2013 Photography, Gaby’s Goats Miniature Goat Stud, Toowoomba
2012-Now Children’s Faciliator, Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba
June-Now Resident Artist, Rangeville Early Child Care, Toowoomba
Sept Artistic Director Creative Tanks (Public Art Event in conjunction with Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers)
Sept Coordinator, Real People Real Stories, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba
Aug Graphic Design, Gaby’s Goats Miniature Goat Stud, Toowoomba
June Graphic Design, Toowoomba Natural Parenting Group, Toowoomba
Feb Window Design, Crave Cupcakes Storefront, Toowoomba
2012
2012 Children’s Workshop Coordinator, Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba QLD
Sept Artistic Director Creative Tanks (Public Art Event in conjunction with Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers)

Sept Public artwork, Play Me I’m Yours, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba
Sept Public artwork, Ergon Energy transformer, The Village Green, Toowoomba
February Resident Artist St Stephen’s Primary Pittsworth, ‘Life Drawing Kids Art On Tour: GoMA’
2011 Artistic Director Creative Tanks (Public Art Event in conjunction with Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers)
2010
Dec Artists Dozen Artist Assistant to Elysha Gould
09-10 Exhibitions Officer, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest QLD

Artist-Run Initiatives
2011 Co-Director made. Creative Space Toowoomba (Artist-Run Initiative)
2008 Attic Art Space (Artist Run Initiative), Toowoomba, QLD, Australia – Founder and Director

Workshops and Presentations
2012
February Open studio presentation, Move Mountains Festival Toowoomba QLD
2011
October Professional Development Presentation University of Southern QLD Toowoomba
September Professional Development Presentation View Club Toowoomba
September Professional Development Presentation (We Are Here NAVA Symposium Unpack) Southern QLD
Institute of TAFE
September Professional Development Presentation (We Are Here NAVA Symposium Unpack) Public Session
August Professional Development Presentation Metro Artist Run Space Toowoomba
August Children’s Art Workshop facilitator: Made. Creative Space Toowoomba
June Children’s Art Workshop facilitator: Redland Art Gallery
May Children’s Art Workshop facilitator: Logan Regional Art Gallery
May Children’s Art Worksop Facilitator: Highfields Autumn Festival
February Professional Development Presentation Southern QLD Institute of TAFE

Professional Experiences
2013

2011
2011 Chapter Chair USQ Visual Arts Alumni
2011 Mentor to Erin Herman, Arts Administration
2011 Mentor to Suzie Olsen, Arts Administration
June Industry Professional Southern QLD Institute of TAFE Creative Media curriculum assessor
May Highfields Autumn Festival Artistic Artistic Director
2010
May Highfields Autumn Festival Artistic Team Leader
August Highfields National Tree Day Children’s Activities 2009
09-10 Secretary of Arts Council Crows Nest 2009 Secretary of Arts Council Toowoomba
2008
2008 The Devolution Project Touring exhibition Westspace Melbourne and University of Southern Queensland,
A Block Foyer Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia – Assistant
2008 Rob McHaffie Exhibtion University of Southern Queensland, A Block Foyer Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD,
Australia – Assistant

Guest Judge
2013
May The Junior Chronicle Art Expo, Toowoomba QLD
May GardenFest Art & Sculpture Prize, Toowoomba QLD
May Fine Arts, The Crows Nest Show, Crows Nest QLD
2011
September Toowoomba Art Society Carnival of Flowers Exhibition Judge Toowoomba QLD Australia
2010
September Womens Week Art Competition, Judge Downlands College Toowoomba QLD Australia
September Haden Show Art Competition, Judge Hadan QLD Australia

Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions
2013
July Dogwood Crossing, Miles, QLD, Australia, Sock Monkey

2011
January Gympie Regional Art Gallery,Gympie, QLD, Australia, Myself and the Barnyard
April Logan Regional Art Gallery, Logan, Qld, Australia, Monkeys of Socks are Taking over
June Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, Qld, Australia, Sock Monkeys and their Monkey ways
November ArtBox, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, I really do hate naming things
December made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, overwhelmed dwelling; THE crowded house
2010
January Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Image
June 53 Russell Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Orange
October USQ Library, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Ply on Wood
2008
May Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest, QLD, Australia, My Life as a Monkey
April Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Socks Speak Out

Group Exhibitions
2013 Director, Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba QLD
March Toowoomba Grammar School, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Toowoomba Grammar Show
March Art & Design Precinct, West End, Qld, Australia, Empowerment
2011
March made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Unlimited
April made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, On-Site
April Blockwork, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Pop-Up Exhibition
May made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Cadavre Exquis
September Blockwork Showroom, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Miniatures Exhibition
2010
January Crows Nest Regional rt Gallery, Crows Nest, Qld, Australia, Voluntary
November Metro Arts, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, Chapman and Bailey Art Prize
December Metro Cafe and Arts, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Circus: Am exploration of wonder
2009
June Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Australia, First Edition: Art In Book Form – Curated and exhibited
2008
April i.e Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Inside-Out
February Mackay Art Space, Mackay, QLD, Australia, Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Books Prize
September Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Artists’ Books
June Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Painting and Drawing
April Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, The Animal Show
February Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Happy Fun Art
2007
November Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, ’30 x 30’
November Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, ‘Gradu-Art 2007’
October University of West England Bristol, School of Creative Arts, England, ‘Looks@Books#3’
October Massey University, New Zealand ‘Exchange Exhibition’
October Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, QLD, Australia ‘Kitsch and Kabootle’
October University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘USQStudent Art Awards 2007 ’
September Food and Wine Festival, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Wearable Arts’
August Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia Looks@Books#1
August James Cooks University, Townsville, QLD, Australia ‘Exchange Exhibition’
August University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Our Selection’
2007
2007 University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Five ways Cabinet’
2006
September Warwick Regional Art Gallery, Warwick, QLD, Australia ‘Student Exhibition’
July University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Student Guild Exhibition’
2006 University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Five Ways Cabinet’
2004
July Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest, QLD, Australia ‘Regional Acquistive’
August Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ’Chronicle Exhibition’

Curated Exhibitions
2011
May Cadavre Exquis Exhibition made. Creative Space Toowoomba
February Black and White: Kaleos + Eidos Exhibition made. Creative Space Toowoomba
2010
January Crows Nest Regional rt Gallery, Crows Nest, Qld, Australia, Voluntary
2009
June Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Australia, First Edition: Art In Book Form- Curated and exhibited
2008
September Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Artists’ Books
June Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Happy Fun Art
April Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, The Animal Show
February Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Happy Fun Art

Awards
2007
October Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD, Australia ‘Libris Awards0’7 Finalist
October University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘USQStudent Art Awards 2007’ Grand
Champion
2004
August Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ’Chronicle Exhibition’ Grand Champion

Publications
UWE Bristol, 2008, School of Creative Arts,Department of Art and Design West England, viewed 15 March 2008,
http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/looks07.htm.
2007, ‘Sock Monkeys on Show’, The Arts Autumn 2008, The Chronicle Special Projects Darling Downs and Surroundings,
page number 1
Graduart Catalogue 2007, USQ Printery, Toowoomba.
Sarah Bodman 2007, ‘Looks@Books’, BOOK ARTS NEWSLETTER No. 37 October 2007, page number 3-4, viewed15
March 2008, http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/newspdfs/37.pdf

Media Release
8 September 2011, The Chronicle, ‘Artists form Creative tank to enhance shopfront during Carnival of Flowers’
7 September 2011, Youth Arts Qld Blog, ‘New season in cubes’ – Carly Commons link
31 August 2011, The Chronicle, ‘Art gallery drawing attention’ by Adam Davies
11 August 2011, Toowoomba’s Mail, ‘Big ideas for little gallery’ by Megan Masters The Chronicle, June 25th 2011, ‘Around
the Galleries’ arts review by Sandy Pottinger
22 June 2011, Youth Arts QLD Blog, ‘Toowoomba – Socks, Navigation, Film and Visual Art’ – Alex McCallum link
16 June 2011,Toowoomba Mail, ‘Artists combine genres’, by Megan Masters 16 June 2011, Toowoomba Mail, ‘New project
offers unique look at art’, by Ally Martell
9 June 2011, Toowoomba Mail, ‘Art or window dressing’, by Megan Masters
June 2011, Style Magazine Toowoomba, ‘Artists in Residence’, by Beata Batorowicz
28 May 2011, Toowoomba Chronicle’Around the Galleries’, arts review by Sandy Pottinger
2011 Toowoomba City FM 87.5, interview with Krazy Kevin7 May 2011, The Toowoomba Chronicle ‘Around the Galleries’,
arts review by Sandy Pottinger
5 May 2011, Toowoomba Mail, ‘Art takes a look at the art studios’, by Megan Masters
16 April 2011, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘Artists rebuild Wagner products into art’, by Joanne Marsh
16 April 2011, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘Around the Galleries’, arts review by Sandy Pottinger
13 Wednesday April 2011, Win News Toowoomba, interview about Post-Tsnuami exhibition
9 April 2011, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘Around the Galleries’, arts review by Sandy Pottinger
7 April 2011, The Toowoomba Mail, ‘Construction Materials Transformed’ by Megan Masters
April 2011, The Logan Times, ‘Sock Monkeys Tell Their Tales’
12 March 2011, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘New art gallery makes statement’ by Joanne Marsh
12 February 2011 The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘Around the Galleries’ arts review by Sandy Pottinger
2 February 2011, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘New Gallery a Boost for art scene’ – Adam Davies
18 January 2011, Finda Online News, ‘made. just for you’ – Beth Watson
13 January 2011, The Gympie Times, Animals help artist keep sane.
11 January 2010, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘Gallery Staff showcase their work’ – Louise O’Keeffe
January 2010, The Crows Nest Advertiser, APT Workshops in Crowsnest
9 September 2010, The Toowoomba Mail, New Exhibition: Stones to throw at Attic – Maree Butterworth
8 July 2009, The Toowoomba Mail, ‘ Artist draw the line’ – Maree Butterworth
29 August 2008, The Toowoomba Chronicle, ‘What’s on in Toowoomba this weekend?’ – Jim Champbell
1 August 2008, The Toowoomba Mail, Book some time in for latest show – Maree Butterworth
28 June 2008, The Toowoomba Chronicle, Arts Review – Sandy Pottinger
May 2008, The Toowoomba Mail, New exhibition Socks it to the Public – Maree Butterworth
May 2008, The Toowoomba Chronicle, Arts Review – Sandy Pottinger
March 2008, The Toowoomba Chronicle, Art Fills Space in the Attic

Collections
Mackay Art Space, Mackay, QLD, Australia, Bed Time Stories 2007St Saviours Collage, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, For lovers of Birds 2009

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