Alichia van Rhijn . BIO & CV

Alichia van Rhijn is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney. Having a background in architecture and design she has always has a strong passion for creating objects and forms that initiate thought as well as the process in making them.

van Rhijn is deeply passionate about nature as well as the built environment and draws a lot of her inspiration from her travels and the people and spaces she encounters. Her connection to nature, immediate environment and the notion of human experience and interaction are all fundamental aspects of her practice, with memory, experience and place playing a central role.

Aside from her art-based sculptures she also runs a small arts-based practice under her brand Hearth Collective. Hearth Collective is a multi-disciplinary studio producing works ranging from ceramics, woodworking and metalware, as well as hosting workshops around Victoria, teaching various skill-sets.


2019     Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney (currently third year)

2017     Bachelor of Fine Arts (Object Based Practice), RMIT, Melbourne

2016     Diploma of Ceramics, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne (in-complete)

2009    Bachelor of Architectural Computing and Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney



2018     A Sense of Being, Gallerysmith Project Space, North Melbourne, VIC

2015     Vessels, Manningham Art Gallery (window display), Manningham, VIC



2018     Marble Exhibition, Tom Bass Sculpture Studio, Erskineville, NSW

2018     The Bisque Brothers & The Stoneware Sisters (second year show), NAS, Darlinghurst, NSW

2018     Relics Today, Modern Times, Fitzroy, VIC

2018     Composing Collage, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC

2017     Ceramic, Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick, VIC

2017     Object-ive, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC

2016     New Primitives (primitive influences in contemporary ceramics), Stockroom, Kyneton, VIC



2015-2019     Teacher + Host, Spoon + Organic Carving Workshops, Handsome + Co, Richmond, VIC

2015-2017     Teacher + Host, Ceramic Handbuilding Workshops, Hearth Collective, Trentham, VIC

2017               Teacher, Make Stuff Happen Workshop (Ceramics), RMIT, Melbourne, VIC

2016               Teacher, Ceramics + Spoon Carving Workshops, The Craft Sessions, Yarra Glen, VIC

2015-2016      Retail + Gallery Assistant, Stockroom Gallery, Kyneton. VIC

2015               Teacher, Ceramic Handbuilding Workshop, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, VIC