July 2019 EXCLUSIVE ARTIST PREVIEW: HRH Prince of Wales Visit_Duchy of Cornwall Nursery Lostwithiel England
A display of limited edition prints from Australian artist, Alison Jane Rice's recent National Trust exhibition, The Royal Court of The Imperial Flower Kingdom, was chosen as a feature display for HRH Prince of Wales private reception at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Cott Rd, during their official visit to Cornwall July 15-16, 2019 in Lostwithiel, United Kingdom. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended the reception to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his chairmanship of the Duchy of Cornwall Prince's Council. Alison Jane's archival prints are on view, and her picture books for sale in the estate shop. The exclusive preview showcases what is to come with the launch of her pending Imperial Flower Kingdom book in Australia and England in 2020.
June 2019 PLANTLIFE EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Beatrix Potter's Vision_Brockhole Windermere Lake District England
The L.O.S.T. project (Looking Out for Small Things). PLANTLIFE Senior Project Officer/Ancient Woodlands, April Windle.
A Celebration of the Lake District captures the beauty of Atlantic woodlands that served as an inspiration to Beatrix’s work. A wonderful platform to promote the lesser known aspects of her life as a conservationist, scientist and educator - a celebration of her life achievements. Alison Jane previewed an excerpt from her Imperial Flower Kingdom book pending its launch in Australia and England in 2020.
2018 SOLO EXHIBITION: BOTANICAL THEATRE_Garden of Heavenly Delights
Alison's National Trust exhibition introducing The ROYAL COURT OF THE IMPERIAL FLOWER KINGDOM, was opened by Mr Paul Brinkman, Director of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and sold out on its opening weekend.
Following an impassioned speech about the loss of wildflower meadow habitats and their critically endangered status, the artist introduced the packed gallery to her Botanical Theatre characters, a suite of seventeen intrically detailed artworks made entirely from pressed flowers. The artist is currently working on a book as a result of the success of this exhibition.
NATIONAL TRUST AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 2017
BOTANICAL THEATRE STUDIO GALLERY & GARDEN LAUNCH:
In 2017, Alison opened her Blue Mountains garden, gallery & emporium as part of the National Trust's 2017 Australian Heritage Festival. An exhibition of her original watercolour book illustrations were on display, with picture books, cards, edition prints, and gifts sold to the public. "The Australian Heritage Festival is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Trusts Partnership Program."
HEARTPATH Sacred Reminder Cards Launch: 2017
Launch of the First Edition of HEARTPATH Sacred Reminder cards exclusively created by Alison. The deck contains 50 Sacred Reminder cards designed to inspire positive change.
MELBOURNE ART BOOK FAIR NGV 2015
The Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria
Alison showcased her collectible picture books at the inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair, proudly representing the Blue Mountains of New South Wales at this highly successful event. The 2015 Melbourne Art Book Fair is an annual art book event developed by the National Gallery of Victoria. The inaugural Fair brought together publishers, artists, writers and designers. As well as showcasing local and national publishers, the 2015 Melbourne Art Book Fair presents international guests from New York to Japan.
The City of Literature small press stand provided visitors with an opportunity to purchase Alison's limited Artist Edition picture books. The Melbourne Art Book Fair provides a unique art, architecture and design experience to the NGV.
43rd Annual LA Summer Conference: 2014
ILLUSTRATOR SHOWCASE Hyatt Regency Beverly Hills Los Angeles
SCWBI Society of Children's Writers & Book Illustrators
Alison was one of the Australian representatives in the anticipated Illustrator Showcase.
ONE WORD ONE DAY Event, ABC 2014
The ONE WORD ONE DAY event filmed at ABC Studios Ultimo for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
On Wednesday 20th June Alison took up residency in the ABC Ultimo foyer to visually interpret the word "teeter". A national project created by the Australian Society of Authors to fundraise for the Indigneous Literacy Foundation.
Alison's artwork, 'ROCK STAR', featured in a Silent Auction. The auction was conducted by Bonhams at ABC Studios Ultimo. Money raised for ILF supplied books and art materials to children in remote Aboriginal communities.
AUSTRALIAN ARTIST IN LINE FOR GLOBAL AWARD: 2011
Blue Mountains Gazette. News story by Michael Cleggett, 26 Oct 2011
ARTWORK IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE Sydney
Throughout 2011, Alison's watercolour Native Gossip and etching Leda & the Swan were on display in Sydney's historic Parliament House and regional Parliamentary Office.
ALIGHT BOOK LAUNCH: 1999
"The intention of ALIGHT is to motivate people of all ages, cultures and beliefs to pursue activities which promote emotional healing on earth. I encourage facilities worldwide to adopt creative education programs integral to an individual's self learning process." Alison Jane Rice, 1999.
ALIGHT: ARTS LEARNING INSPIRING GROWTH, HEALING & TOLERANCE
Creative Arts Journal for Youth & Adults. Ages 13+
RESTORING IMAGINATION WITH LIGHT & VISION
On a full moon in August 1999, Alison launched her self-transformation journal ALIGHT at The New Children's Hospital Westmead (proceeds benefiting its Adolescent Medicine Unit). The book included inspiring contributions from creatives & visionaries from around the globe, a message from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Foreword by Midnight Oil frontman and conservationist, Peter Garrett AM. Created as an International Collectors Edition all copies sold. The ALIGHT Journal offers a unique self-transformation process. Participants are encouraged to dive deep into themselves through a range of creative activities.
ALIGHT incorporated the EARTHBOOK project, the result of a competition in 1989 Alison conducted Australia-wide to inspire young people to focus their creative energy on empowerment for our planet. The Earthbook Project was acknowledged globally, including letters, contributions and responses from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana of Wales, Sir David Attenborough, Desmond Tutu, and UK musician Peter Gabriel to name a few ...
Each age group was assigned a theme. LORE One: BE TRUE TO YOUR SELF (13 yrs) LORE Two: RESPECT EARTH'S PEOPLES (14yrs) LORE Three: HONOUR ELDERS' WISDOM (15yrs) LORE Four: PROTECT PLANTS & ANIMALS (16yrs) LORE Five: HEAL OCEAN & EARTH (17yrs) LORE Six: DANCE & SING FOR WORLD PEACE (18yrs) LORE Seven: RESTORE IMAGINATION WITH LIGHT & VISION (19yrs). The essential section of ALIGHT - its work book - was formatted into three PATHWAYS. Pathway One: DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE Pathway Two: DEFINE YOUR PURPOSE Pathway Three: HONOUR OUR INHERITANCE. Alison selected seven young poets, one from each age group, who joined her on her self funded tall ship EarthBook expedition in Hervey Bay Queensland. A family of Humpback whales stayed with the vessel the entire week. The experience was life changing for everyone onboard!