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Artist’s Talk: Alison Erika Forde – Finding the Value Exhibition – Wed 22 Oct 2014

Take a closer look at the exhibition with some of the exhibiting artists.

Discover more about their work and their approach to the Madsen Commissions.

FREE, no need to book.

About Alison Erika Forde

Alison Erika Forde creates paintings and objects that draw on dreams and memories of past experiences.

Her imagery and illustrative style is influenced as much by book illustration, comic strips and kitsch as it is by fine art’s history. Alison uses found materials such as existing prints and ornaments discovered in charity shops and second hand stores, alongside other discarded and donated items given to her by family and friends. Using the formal qualities and past histories of these objects as starting points, Alison creates engaging images which, on initial viewing, have a disarming playfulness. Closer inspection however, reveals a cast of wide-eye characters frequently facing impending peril and uncomfortable scenes enacted on the periphery.

She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008 with a 1st class BA (Hons) Fine Art. Her solo exhibitions include Smotherland at The International 3 and Better Out Than In at Mas Art Galeria, Barcelona.

Her first solo public gallery exhibition, The Tallest of Tales took place in 2013 at Manchester Art Gallery. Alison’s work is held in a number of private collections and in The Olbricht Collection and Collection Robert Devereux.

She is a founder member of the artists’ collective Yiiikes!  Alison Erika Forde is represented by The International 3.


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Wednesday 22 October 2014, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


York St Mary’s,
North Yorkshire

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