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Alison Alder, Louise Flaherty, Christine James, Hermannsburg Potters, Kylie Waters, Laura Wills


30 November - 14 December, 2008

The Intervention series was made in response to the Howard Government's
Emergency Intervention into Aboriginal communities, after many conversations
with people directly affected by the Intervention. Some areas of Tennant
Creek are "prescribed" by the Intervention but not others. "Income
Management" is a policy of withholding 50% of a person's welfare payment,
which can be "spent" at a registered outlet on certain items but not others.
More than 13,300 people in the Northern Territory currently have their
income managed. The local newspaper in Tennant Creek chose not to actively
report on one of the most radical pieces of legislation to rebound on lives
of over 50% of the Tennant Creek community.

The Intervention Series is Alder's perspective on this action by the
Australian Government and by extension the Australian population toward
Indigenous Australia.

Alison Alder Intervention series, 2008 Screen prints on Stonehenge paper, ed 5 78 x 111cm



Intervention I, (Power Card) 2008


Intervention II (Day 2), 2008
Intervention III, 2008





Intervention IV (It's a lottery where you live), 2008




Intervention V (Day 176), 2008






Intervention VI (Quarantine), 2008




Intervention VII, 2008




Shopping Day, 2007
colour screen prints on paper
each 56.5 x 38 cm
each in edition of 6


Alison Alder

Master of Fine Arts (Research) Monash University
Graduate Diploma Visual Arts, Monash University
Diploma of Visual Arts, Canberra School of Art

Solo Exhibitions
Outback, Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT
Out There and Outback. Switchback Gallery, Monash University
Drink. Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT	
Road to Somewhere. Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT
Kujurra Mampaly Nyirrila  (with Peggy Jones) Araluen Centre, Tennant Ck Telegraph Station NT 
and aGOG, ACT

Selected Group Exhibitions
New Social Commentary 08, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Alice Prize Araluen Centre NT
Nuclear Matters, Powerhouse Museum, NSW
Myself by Myself, Helen Maxwell Gallery, ACT
Multiplicity, Museum of Contemporary Art, NSW
Alice Prize, Araluen Centre, NT
25 X 25, Megalo Print Studio & touring to Regional Galleries
Without Classification, John Curtin Gallery, WA
Triptych, Helen Maxwell Gallery ACT

National Gallery of Australia	
Art Gallery of NSW	
Australian War Memorial	
Australian National Library	
Wollongong City Gallery		
Art Gallery of South Australia	
Queensland Art Gallery		
NSW State Library	
Powerhouse Museum		
Wollongong University		
ACT Legislative Assembly	
Old Parliament House		
Megalo Print Studio	
Art Gallery of WA		
Kerry Stokes Collection
John Curtin University		
ACT Library

Barkley, G. Multiplicity. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2006
Wright, F. The Art Centre Story, Volume Three, Desart
Nugent, M. Putting in the Colour, Jukurrpa, NT 2001
Zagala, A. Redback Graphix. Art On View, NGA, Spring 2005
Ryan, J. Colour Power, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004
Wallace, C. Clean, orderly & laminex coloured. Griffith Review No 18 2008
Grishin, S. Australian Printmakers, Craftsman House, NSW
Butler,R. Poster Art in Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberr

artsACT, Project Grant
Vice Chancellor's Award for Masters Thesis Excellence, Monash University
Megalo Print Studio, Artist in Residence
Monash University Off Campus Postgraduate Academic Merit Scholarship
AIATSIS Research Grant
Australia Council International Year of Tolerance Fellowship