Heidi Axelsen

I create mixed media installations exploring the relationships between internal and external worlds.

I collect and re-configure materials, creating scenarios for participants and passers by to re-imagine the everyday.

Website: www.heidiaxelsen.com

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

2007-2009
National Art School (Australia), Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture Major) Third year

August 2003 – November 2003
Institution Studio Art Centre International, Florence, Italy. Semester exchange.

2002 – 2004
Macquarie University, Bachelor of Creative Arts

EXHIBITIONS & RESIDENCIES

August 2007
Blake Prize Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney.

December 2006
'Sugar Society Meltdown’ installation at Peats Ridge Festival.)

September 2006
Art in Place residency at Schumacher College, England facilitated by Antony Gormely and Peter London

October 2003
Group student exhibition, Studio Arts Centre International Gallery, Florence, Italy

May 2003
Macquarie University, Atrium Gallery Debut Solo Exhibition

October 2002
Kudos Gallery, Sydney, National Tertiary Art Prize Exhibition

WORK EXPERIENCE

April 2006 – April 2007
Graphics and Publications Officer, Kogarah Council, Sydney

November 2004 – February 2005
Community Activities Intern, Tate Britain Gallery, Millbank, London

August 2002 – November 2002
Administrator, Sculpture by the Sea

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

September 2006
Scholarship to attend Art in Place residency at Schumacher College in Devon UK with artists Antony Gormely and Peter London.

September 2004
Golden Key Honour Award $1000 USD awarded for Excellence in the Visual Arts and obtaining results in the top 10% of the state.

May 2004
Commonwealth Learning Scholarship $4000 AUD to assist finishing my Bachelor of Creative Arts at Macquarie University

March 2003
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