Alice Martin



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Copy in Context, Installation

Brooch Edit, Full colour sandstone 3D print in Perspex box, 17.2 x 10.4 x 10.3cm (box: 20 x 20 x 20cm)

Resin 3D print, 8.6 x 5.2 x 5.2cm

Trajan's Thermae, Four full colour sandstone 3D prints on plywood shelves attached to board, 60 x 42cm

Tiles of Trajan, Archival digital prints, 15.4 x 15.4cm (x8)

Aberdeen Artefacts, Touch Box, 3D printed objects, flat acoustic foam, inkjet printed label, cardboard box with stamp and folding table


The underlying subject which my practice is based on is that of museology. Exploring the relationship between the artist and the museum. This interdisciplinary relationship requires a research-based approach due to the wealth of information involved, which can be somewhat complex. I am fascinated by the visual and conceptual possibilities stemming from certain museological processes.

My work challenges the ideas of engagement, interaction, and experience through the roles of curation and artefacts. This includes, at times, the value structures of everyday items. In terms of curation, artists by nature have the desire to re-imagine a space in a contemporary context. This creates a fresh perspective as artists are not limited to historical means and do not have to abide by certain methodologies.

As a contemporary artist, my intention is to question conventional ideas of representation with the hope to make the viewer less passive. Focusing on what a museum space could be and how an exhibit might be engaged. I am also interested in the tactile and how it can add to a person’s overall understanding. My aim is to subvert the notion of the traditional museum and replace it with one which is less overwhelming and somewhat ambiguous.

The ideas of contemporary culture, materiality, and revisualisation are central to my work as well. Therefore, my practice spans across new media (3D printing/scanning), installation, digital prints, and printmaking. Since graduating my research has focused on the value of the copy through the idea of an edited object/collection. Recently I have begun to use open data to create 3D printed remixes of original works. This includes the superimposition of 2D images onto the surface of 3D models. These 2D images tend to be from the public domain and relate to heritage, archaeology, Classicism and Art history.


Alice Martin is a Scottish contemporary artist currently living and working in Stirlingshire. Martin is a Committee Member of the art collective GOSSIP (Graduate Opportunities Supporting Sustained Independent Practice), which is based in Stirling. Since graduating from Gray’s School of Art (2017) she has continued to create new work. She has recently finished her MLitt in Archaeological Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands, in order to inform her art practice.

In the past, Martin has worked as an intern for The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. She also collaborated with Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums for her Degree Show. Some of her 3D remixes have been shared by the Musée Saint-Raymond at the 8th Regional Forum hosted by CLIC France in Toulouse. Her remixes were also mentioned at the symposium titled New knowledge democracies? Why and how to open the images of public collections to reuses, at the National Institute of Art History in Paris. To accompany the symposium the publication Law of images, history of art and society was released and refers to Martin’s work.

Group shows include Brochtober, Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness; Crafting the Future Discovery Day, The Engine Shed, Stirling; Gone Fishing, DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh; GOSSIP @ the Smith, The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling, (Part of curatorial team); RSA Open Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; They Had Four Years, GENERATORprojects, Dundee, (Commission/selected artist, Supported by the Hope Scott Trust); Fitz 3D Challenge, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and New Generation Show 2017, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, (Invited artist).


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