Author: alicemyers

Commonplace | HMP Dumfries | 2019

This publication contains work made by prisoners at HMP Dumfries in response to photographs from the Dumfries and Galloway Libraries Image Archive. The only two images in the archive that specifically relate to the prison are reproduced unaltered in the front and back of the booklet. Each shows the view out into Dumfries from the […]

Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun | 2014-19

Nothing is Impossible Under the Sun brings together material from over two years working with refugees and migrants in Calais. Sound recordings, conversation transcripts, found snapshots, moving image, drawings and closely observed photographs were gathered or made and have formed a book, exhibition and video work. Rejecting neat linear narratives the work is edited in […]

Loose Parts | Abbeyhill Primary School | 2019

  As Artist in Residence at Abbeyhill Primary School I was invited to respond to the ‘Loose Parts’ that had newly arrived in the playground. These are ordinary objects that children can reconfigure in hundreds of ways, constructing their own play environment. I began by photographing the way the children use the space and the […]

HMP Low Moss | 2018

I worked at HMP Low Moss for five months leading photography workshops once a week. Activities included discussion and reframing of existing images, cyanotypes, building a camera obscura, collage, photographing still life, macro photography and capturing movement. As learners could not be photographed identifiably, we photographed them from behind and then used these images (or […]

Answers Without Words | 2018

I was honoured to contribute to Answers Without Words. The Free Mind Collective, a group of prisoners and ex-prisoners, along with Anke Schuttler and Roshani Thakore, wrote questions for photographers from around the world to answer with photographs. We then wrote questions for them to answer with images. Installation images by Anke Schuttler.  

Distant Voices | Vox Liminis | 2018

Vox Liminis commissioned me to make some work in response to the song ‘Never Got to Say Goodbye’ from their latest album: Distant Voices: Not Known at This Address. The finished work was installed on Trongate in Glasgow. The Distant Voices project opens up discussion on different peoples experiences of crime, punishment and reintegration in […]

Indefinite Article | 2017

Indefinite Article was a listening journey I took around the UK, accompanied by Ali Avery, in the weeks following the signing of Article 50. Traveling in leaps of 50 miles we knocked on every number 50 door we could find and spoke to anyone who would speak to us about home, hope, and different ways […]