Misfits: an exhibition with Alison Lam

Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG
N6 5HG
Event time
12pm - 4pm however please call ahead to confirm
10 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021
10 Sep 2021
11 Sep 2021
12 Sep 2021
13 Sep 2021
14 Sep 2021
15 Sep 2021
16 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021
19 Sep 2021
20 Sep 2021

This exhibition explores what it is to not all fit together. The viewer will see and form their own relationships between the works, finding connections among the artworks that have purposefully been created as stand alone pieces.

Alison Lam identifies as a neurodivergent, interdisciplinary, socially engaged artist using differing materials such as porcelain, metals, glass and paper. Alison explores the idea of grief, discardment and ostracisation, through exploring and investigating process led investigations. She often refers to this process as ‘drawing with her hands’.

Having started her journey as an artist having completed 3D Design Degree at Middlesex University (then Middlesex Polytechnic!), Alison started working as an artworker/graphic designer within the world of advertising and branding. After starting a family of 3 boys, she retrained, gaining a Postgrad cert in Secondary School Art and Design teaching to KS3, GCSE and A-level students. She has lived in Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, France and now settled in England. However, the needs of her sons required her to take time out of professional work. having entered a challenging time of home schooling and tackling the Local Authority to ensure the right education provision for her two boys with Autism and complex needs. Consequently, Alison is conversant in the legislation around SEN support, and despite being challenging, this period has been instrumental in informing and inspiring her work and is the reason she then went on to study a MA in Fine Art and Social Practice. 

Roundhouse, Camden
The Roundhouse is a venue and youth arts charity rooted in Camden. They work with thousands of young people each year to improve their lives through creativity. They run year-round projects for 11–30-year-olds - ranging from school music projects to accelerator programmes for creative entrepreneurs.
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