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Bio

Since graduating from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) in 2009, Alex Stalling has held numerous solo exhibition, curated shows, directed galleries, taught regular workshops with a focus on extra curricular student classes at the Toowoomba Art Society, sat on various committees, presented and represented at various conferences, and has created public artworks across South East Queensland with a focus on Toowoomba.

In 2009 Stalling coordinated the Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery in South East Queensland. In 2011 Stalling and fellow artist Elysha Gould established made. Creative Space Toowoomba an Artist-Run Initiative which offers exhibition, workshops, consultancy, creative event management, professional development, an international residency program and advocacy for regional arts practices.

In her own practice Stalling has exhibited internationally in Bristol UK, New Zealand and the USA. Her work has been acquired by local government galleries and commissioned across South East Queensland. In 2012 Stalling designed and created the work for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers public art project Play Me I’m Yours as well as a commission for an Ergon Energy Transformer.

In 2013 Stalling and Gould presented at Articulate: Queensland Regional Arts and Culture Conference on Creative Tanks: Promoting local artists and businesses through micro-residencies and cultural tourism.

As part of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers she coordinated the 3 year of Creative Tanks and the public art project Real People Real Stories. In collaboration with Artslink QLD and Toowoomba Regional Council Stalling with the Community Coordinator for the 2013 initiative Animating Spaces Toowoomba.

Alex is available for professional development workshops, curation and co-ordination of exhibitions, artistic events and festivals, as well as exhibitions and commissions. 

Curriculum Vitae 

Qualifications

2011              Youth Arts Queensland Navigation: Arts Business Training

2008 - 2009    Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours- University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

2005 - 2007    Bachelor of Visual Arts- University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia


Employment

2020

Mar            LIT Festival Toowoomba 2120 Lead Artist

2018             LIT Festival Lit Trails Lead Artist

2018-present Director Tinker, Toowoomba

2017

Dec             Bell Street Mall Activiation Public Workshop Facilitator for Toowoomba Regional Council, Toowoomba

2017            Case Study for Linda Clarke Research Paper, Mother Artist Model

2013

Sem 1          Workshop Facilitator, University of Southern QLD, Toowooomba

2013             Photography, Gaby's Goats Miniature Goat Stud, Toowoomba

2012-15     Children's Faciliator, Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba

2012    Resident Artist, Rangeville Early Child Care, Toowoomba

Sept             Artistic Director Creative Tanks (Public Art Event in conjunction with Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers)

Sept             Coordinator, Real People Real Stories, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba

Aug              Graphic Design, Gaby's Goats Miniature Goat Stud, Toowoomba

June             Graphic Design, Toowoomba Natural Parenting Group, Toowoomba

Feb              Window Design, Crave Cupcakes Storefront, Toowoomba

2012

Sept             Artistic Director Creative Tanks (Public Art Event in conjunction with Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers)

Sept             Public artwork, Play Me I'm Yours, Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba

Sept             Public artwork, Ergon Energy transformer, The Village Green, Toowoomba

February      Resident Artist St Stephen's Primary Pittsworth, 'Life Drawing Kids Art On Tour: GoMA

2011             Artistic Director Creative Tanks (Public Art Event in conjunction with Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers)

2010

Dec               Artists Dozen Artist Assistant to Elysha Gould

09-10             Exhibitions Officer, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest QLD


Artist-Run Initiatives

2011             Co-Director made. Creative Space Toowoomba (Artist-Run Initiative)

2008             Attic Art Space (Artist Run Initiative), Toowoomba, QLD, Australia – Founder and Director

Workshops and Presentations

2012

February       Open studio presentation, Move Mountains Festival Toowoomba QLD

2011

October         Professional Development Presentation University of Southern QLD Toowoomba

September    Professional Development Presentation View Club Toowoomba

September    Professional Development Presentation (We Are Here NAVA Symposium Unpack) Southern QLD                      Institute of TAFE

September    Professional Development Presentation (We Are Here NAVA Symposium Unpack) Public Session

August           Professional Development Presentation Metro Artist Run Space Toowoomba

August          Children's Art Workshop facilitator: Made. Creative Space Toowoomba

June             Children's Art Workshop facilitator: Redland Art Gallery

May              Children's Art Workshop facilitator: Logan Regional Art Gallery

May              Children's Art Worksop Facilitator: Highfields Autumn Festival

February      Professional Development Presentation Southern QLD Institute of TAFE

Professional Experiences

2011

2011             Chapter Chair USQ Visual Arts Alumni

2011             Mentor to Erin Herman, Arts Administration

2011             Mentor to Suzie Olsen, Arts Administration

June            Industry Professional Southern QLD Institute of TAFE Creative Media curriculum assessor

May             Highfields Autumn Festival Artistic Artistic Director

2010

May             Highfields Autumn Festival Artistic Team Leader

August         Highfields National Tree Day Children’s Activities 

2009

09-10           Secretary of Arts Council Crows Nest 

2009 Secretary of Arts Council Toowoomba

2008

2008            The Devolution Project Touring exhibition Westspace Melbourne and University of Southern Queensland,                    A Block Foyer Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia - Assistant

2008            Rob McHaffie Exhibtion University of Southern Queensland, A Block Foyer Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD,                   Australia - Assistant

Guest Judge

2013

May                The Junior Chronicle Art Expo, Toowoomba QLD 

May                GardenFest Art & Sculpture Prize, Toowoomba QLD

May                Fine Arts, The Crows Nest Show, Crows Nest QLD2011

September   Toowoomba Art Society Carnival of Flowers Exhibition Judge Toowoomba QLD Australia

2010

September   Womens Week Art Competition, Judge Downlands College Toowoomba QLD Australia

September   Haden Show Art Competition, Judge Hadan QLD Australia

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013

July            Dogwood Crossing, Miles, QLD, Australia, Sock Monkey

2011

January      Gympie Regional Art Gallery,Gympie, QLD, Australia, Myself and the Barnyard

April           Logan Regional Art Gallery, Logan, Qld, Australia, Monkeys of Socks are Taking over

June           Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba, Qld, Australia, Sock Monkeys and their Monkey ways

November   ArtBox, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, I really do hate naming things

December   made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, overwhelmed dwelling; THE crowded house

2010

January      Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Image

June           53 Russell Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Orange

October      USQ Library, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Ply on Wood

2008

May            Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest, QLD, Australia, My Life as a Monkey

April           Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Socks Speak Out

Group Exhibitions

2013            

Director, Toowoomba Art Society, Toowoomba QLD

March        Toowoomba Grammar School, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Toowoomba Grammar Show

March        Art & Design Precinct, West End, Qld, Australia, Empowerment

2011

March        made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Unlimited

April          made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, On-Site

April          Blockwork, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Pop-Up Exhibition

May           made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Cadavre Exquis

September Blockwork Showroom, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Miniatures Exhibition

2010

January      Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest, Qld, Australia, Voluntary

November   Metro Arts, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, Chapman and Bailey Art Prize

December   Metro Cafe and Arts, Toowoomba, Qld, Australia, Circus: Am exploration of wonder

2009

June           Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Australia, First Edition: Art In Book Form - Curated and exhibited

2008

April           i.e Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Inside-Out

February    Mackay Art Space, Mackay, QLD, Australia, Libris Awards: Australian Artists’ Books Prize

September  Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Artists' Books

June           Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Painting and Drawing

April           Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, The Animal Show

February     Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Happy Fun Art

2007

November    Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, ’30 x 30’

November    Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, ‘Gradu-Art 2007’

October       University of West England Bristol, School of Creative Arts, England, ‘Looks@Books#3’

October      Massey University, New Zealand ‘Exchange Exhibition’

October     Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, QLD, Australia ‘Kitsch and Kabootle’

October     University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘USQStudent Art Awards 

2007 

September Food and Wine Festival, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Wearable Arts’

August       Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia Looks@Books#1

August       James Cooks University, Townsville, QLD, Australia ‘Exchange Exhibition’

August       University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Our Selection’

2006

September Warwick Regional Art Gallery, Warwick, QLD, Australia ‘Student Exhibition’

July             University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘Student Guild Exhibition’

2004

July            Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest, QLD, Australia ‘Regional Acquistive’

August        Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ’Chronicle Exhibition’

Curated Exhibitions

2011

May            Cadavre Exquis Exhibition made. Creative Space Toowoomba

February    Black and White: Kaleos + Eidos Exhibition made. Creative Space Toowoomba

2010

January      Crows Nest Regional rt Gallery, Crows Nest, Qld, Australia, Voluntary

2009

June            Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Australia, First Edition: Art In Book Form- Curated and exhibited

2008

September  Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Artists' Books

June            Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Happy Fun Art

April            Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, The Animal Show

Awards

2007

October      Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD, Australia ‘Libris Awards0’7 Finalist

October      University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ‘USQStudent Art Awards 2007’ 

Grand Champion

2004

August        Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia ’Chronicle Exhibition’ Grand Champion

Publications

2020 Darling Downs Baby Magazine Issue One

2020 Mumpreneur Movement Magazine Issue Two

2019 The Field Guide Toowoomba

2019 Mumpreneur Movement Magazine Issue One