After graduating from GSA's Painting Department in 2009, Alex has worked as a Community Artist for various Organisations in the South West of Glasgow, and most recently as an Art Teacher in Patagonia, Argentina. She is fascinated by the creative empowerment which art in a community context brings.
Alex has been working with participants at a weekly drop-in held by Govan and Craigton Integration Network. The majority of the participants at the drop in are Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and represent the new communities which have come to Govan in the past years. The group has been looking into ancient forms of communication in their home countries and native languages to develop their own set of symbols. They are currently in the process of making their own set of maritime signal flags using their symbols to send a message accross the Clyde at the event on April 28th.