LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Alix Edwards is a multi-platform artist who combines photography, painting, text, installation, spoken word to give a voice to disempowered women. Her work explores untold histories, domestic violence, resilience, loss and shame.
"A survivor of domestic violence, I have used photography to highlight situations where legislation has failed those women it is supposed to protect. Giant child-like canvases remember 29 children murdered during compulsory contact visits. Timed, candle-lit huge giant paintings, Bodyflows, re-invigorate MRI scans. Instagram series 104 locks highlights 2 women killed per week in England and Wales by domestic violence. Eyes shut, I mix paint on canvas; use stories, poems, my fingertips to create new narratives."
Alix's work has been exhibited in England and Wales including 198 Gallery, Sutton House, g39, Bath Fringe, Bloomsbury Festival, AOTH Newport, Cwtsh Gallery, Cardiff Made, Truman Brewery, Angus Hughes, The Gas Club, Oxford House, The Laundry, The Gate, The Russian Club, The Overlay Project, SVP Gallery, Barts Hospital. Her recent paintings which explore attitudes towards women and sexuality were shown at Sexology in Los Angeles.
Alix's images are published in Lucent Dreaming, The Loss Project, Blink-Ink, The London Reader and the write time. Her writing has appeared in various anthologies including the write time, Marble Magazine, To The Pub and Back, Still? Life, Write On Cardiff, Diaspora, Beyond Words, write spark, Penny Thoughts and alchemy magazine.
Alix has MA in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated in MA photography from Central Saint Martin's in 2016.
She founded and hosts Company of Words Open Mic and Guest literary events in Cardiff, Wales where she lives with her two daughters and runs community art and creative writing projects for women including SHOUT! workshops for domestic abuse charity Women's Aid.
With the generous support of Arts Council Wales, moved by parallels in her own life, Alix is currently researching the fate of 'fallen women' in 20th Century Wales, Saints, Sinners and Stories the Magdalene laundries in Wales having created individually named 'portraits' foetus flowers, which have been exhibited in Octavo's, Anna Loka, WomenCan and Cwtsh Gallery to acknowledge babies born in Magdalene laundries.
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WHO I AM
I give a voice to women and children who society has silenced or ignored.
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