I am a 3D Visual Artist and Animator from South Yorkshire, Sheffield. I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in June 2020, where I studied Sculpture and Environmental Art. I have been selected to be part of RSA New Contemporaries 2021 along with 60 other art and architecture graduates selected from degree giving institutions across Scotland. The exhibition will take place at the Royal Scottish Academy on The Mound in Edinburgh from the 20 February – 17 March 2022. To see my Graduate Showcase, follow this link https://gsashowcase.net/alice-pool/
I am hardworking, passionate, reliable and committed. I am looking for any experience that will give me the space and time to build on my current work and extend my practice. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
GCSE English, Maths (B, C) 8 additional GCSEs grades A-C
A-level Photography, Art and Design, Philosophy (ABD)
ABC Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art Design and Media - Distinction
First Class, BA Hons; Fine Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art
Arts & Heritage Commission
My proposal was selected by Arts & Heritage to create their Digital Winter Commision. Arts & Heritage forges collaborations between contemporary artists and heritage organisations to create new perspectives for diverse audiences. Its projects bring to life the narratives, atmosphere and architecture of histories and places.
For this commission I made a one minute long digital animation of a person in an archive museum, unboxing an item. To watch the film please follow this link,
Rotherham Council Commission
In December I was commissioned by Rotherham Council to create work for them to project onto the Rotherham Minister as part of their 'Light and Hope' installation. I digitally created three stained glass windows to be projected onto the already existent boarded up stained glass window. To view this work please follow the link below, https://www.alice-pool.com/rotheram-council-commision https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/events/event/147/light-and-hope-a-light-installation-on-rotherham-minster
Wretched Light Industry
Wretched Light Industry is a digital computer game created by Ben Hall and Jay Darlington. The game is an Island with 33 artists' work situated onto it. As one of the 33 artists commissioned to create work, I created a digital artwork involving animated Scottish Hebridean sheep, and stone circles. To watch the trailer and view images of my work on the island please follow this link,
To download the game and have a play, please visit Serving the People website here, https://stp.world/pages/wretched-light-industry?fbclid=IwAR1VQwVamd7K9ofKLFyUE6YGIB7PWVrz2VrGo1OLIgFGiLLTnrK2UHk4nTs%C2%A0
Notice Board United Exhibition
15th June - 15th July 2020
I worked with two other young artists to create a new work to be exhibited at The Notice Board United. This is a contemporary project space showcasing the work of international artists. Featuring programmed month-long exhibitions, the project aims to connect audiences to the work of diverse artists whilst offering unusual exhibition spaces in the form of the Notice Board and Flagpole.
The Notice Board aims to create a place where difficult, political, challenging artworks can be shared to a diverse audience. All artists involved were asked to respond to the theme: The Lands of the Free? To find out more and to see the work we created for it, follow the website here http://www.kategenever.com/noticeboard
Pig Rock Bothy Exhibition
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Pig Rock Bothy, in the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) in Edinburgh, was commissioned by the Scottish National Galleries in 2014, to provide a temporary venue for a varied programme of talks, performances and events. In November 2019, I exhibited a piece of work titled 'Kids with Sticks', a combination of film and drawings. I also invigilated my work at the Bothy and had the privilege of discussing my work a range of different visitors about my work. https://www.alice-pool.com/pig-rock-bothy https://www.bothyproject.com/bothies/pig-rock-bothy/
Yorkshire Artspace Gallery (Sheffield)
I worked as gallery invigilator and workshop facilitator at Yorkshire Artspace gallery and studios. I worked alongside the lead artists, and listen to their ideas, helping them to develop a plan for the daily workshops they were running. As part of this work I was invited by the artists to do a micro-commission at the gallery creating my own artistic response to their project, working under the title 'What will Europe look like in 200 years’ http://artspace.org.uk/articles/never-land-sheffield-21st-june-14th-july-persistence-works/ . Key skills gained:
>Welcoming visitors and introducing them the work on display
>Encouraging visitors to get involved with the current workshop
>Leading workshops with children and young people from visiting schools and colleges.
Peterborough PECT Green Festival
11th Aug 2018
In summer 2018, I was commissioned to engage the public at an environmental festival where I prepared an artwork and activity entitled ‘The Best Things in Life aren’t Things’.
I worked alongside other commissioned artists to engage members of the public.
I collected stones before the event, then invited festival visitors to select their perfect skimming stone, paint a word on it and then skim it across a lake. https://www.alice-pool.com/best-things-in-life-arent-things
Over the last five years, I have volunteered with The Professors; an independent performing arts company. The Professors are a group of artists with learning disabilities who meet up every week in Sheffield. They call themselves The Professors because they are professing their knowledge and demonstrating their particular expertise in arts. The group works collaboratively with a musical director and a creative director, who have been producing a range of work together since 1983. I work with the group to support them with technical equipment to collectively realise their ideas. In July 2019 they did a performance at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, where I set up their projectors, extension cables, and also helped film and photograph their performances.
Large Scale Projection Assistant
I have worked as an assistant for The Poly-Technic ( http://www.poly-technic.co.uk ,) a collaborative arts practice that run large scale projections. Key skills gained:
>Handling expensive, heavy electrical equipment
>Letting up large scale projections, in outdoor venues