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