With thanks to Sky Arts and supported by Southern & Partners.
Alice Irwin works with printmaking and sculpture to reference childhood experiences and create imaginary worlds. Her work aims to convey the innocence we possess as children; some aspects of her practice are playful, while others are more thought-provoking.
Having graduated from the RCA in 2018, Irwin had a solo show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park the same year, and in 2020 she presented ‘People Play’, a large outdoor public sculpture commission at the Piece Hall, Halifax.
Peeps depicts a series of multi-coloured imaginary figures, and reflects themes central to Irwin’s practice including the importance of play and the innocence of childhood. The sculpture was commissioned by Sky Arts, for the series ‘Landmark’. Having been exhibited in Canterbury at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, the sculpture is now on display at Trinity Buoy Wharf, and can be found against the backdrop of the Thames river.