About

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Alysha is a photographic and mixed media artist based in Adelaide, Australia.

“When creating a body of work I aim to transform my photos into what I feel and think, not simply what I see while in that space and time. They become more of a representation through manipulation than a replication, and this becomes the foundation of a concept to be built upon. The works attempt to depict my mental landscape, to convey concepts both universal and personal and solidify these thoughts”


Creating artworks and exhibiting for over a decade she takes the photograph and transforms it into something beyond. Using multiple processes and techniques she pushes the medium to visually capture concepts from a unique and deeply personal perspective.

Working with both film and digitally the choice of medium and method is intrinsically connected to the concept investigated. 

The central themes the artist has explored over the years are; The Self, connectivity, relationships and the general human condition, with a strong foundation in psychological theory and personal observation.

Every piece is a one of a kind, including commissioned works for private clients.

CV

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions 

2020 Transmutation 2nd October – 29th November. Promenade Gallery B, Flinders Medical Centre. South Australia

2019 Interwoven 13th October – 30th November.  The Garden Cafe & Gallery,  Seacliff, SA 

2012-2013 Traces 2′ 6th December- 3rd January. Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA 

‘Head Space’ 6th December- 3rd January.  The Deli, Thebarton, SA 

2011 ‘Traces’ 5th May- 31st May 2011.  Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA

2008 ‘As I remember it’ 1st July- 1st September. Deli Café, George st Thebarton, 

2006-2007 Art West ‘Light Abstracts’ Bull & Bear Bar 14th Dec 2006-28th January. Adelaide, South Australia 

Group Exhibitions 

2008 Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition 2008 SASA Gallery Honours Graduation University of South Australia, Adelaide 

‘Inside Out/ Outside In’ Pepper St. Gallery 3rd Oct-25th October 2008 558 Magil Rd, Magil 

2007 Helpmann Exhibition 22rd Feb – 18th March 2007 Drill Hall at Torrens parade grounds, Adelaide, South Australia 

2006 Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition 2006 SASA Gallery, 29th Nov-3rd December University of South Australia, Adelaide 

Fisher Prize exhibition University of South Australia, 23rd November Adelaide, South Australia

Painting and Photography exhibition Works by; Gaute Haugland & Alysha Mallia Worldsend Hotel, 3rd Nov-31st November Adelaide, South Australia 

2004 ‘PING’ Urban Cow Studio, 23rd September- 12th October Adelaide, South Australia

Commissions 

2019 Private commission’-  Interwoven’

2015 Private commission –  ‘Freda’ 

2014 Jauma wines –  ‘Barrels’  

Education 

2014 Masters in Teaching, University of South Australia 

2008 Honours in Visual Arts, University of South Australia

2006 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Specialisation University of South Australia Major in Photography Minor in Ceramics

2002 Diploma in Community Services, Children Services Douglas Mawson Institute of Technology Croydon Campus 

Awards

2008 Unibooks Scholarship for Honours Student 

2007 Golden Key International Honour Society University of South Australia Chapter 

2007 Helpmann Academy City Acquisition Award For 3D Animation Installation Art work 

2006 Photographic Wholesalers Prize Awarded to the most outstanding student Majoring in Photography and graduating from the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation) University of South Australia, South Australian school of Art 

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