Alice Browne - Artist
Alice Browne graduated from Wimbledon's BA Fine Art Painting course, and is now a self-employed artist represented by Limoncello Gallery.
What have you been up to since graduating from BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon?
I'm a self-employed artist. I set up a website in my third year and registered as self-employed shortly after graduating. I've had various part-time jobs since, working for galleries, in art shops and cafés that's made it tricky to balance how much time I can spend in the studio.
I've had my work exhibited in group exhibitions and was fortunate enough to be selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries back in 2010. I was represented by Limoncello Gallery, which opened up new exhibition opportunities for me and I'm currently focusing on my practice full-time.
How did studying at Wimbledon help prepare you for your career?
The professional practice element of the course introduced me to the realities of putting on an exhibition and becoming self-employed. Listening to visiting artists talk about their experiences was also helpful in knowing what to expect.
As the course was mainly independent studio time, I learned to take the initiative and manage my own time. Planning the end of degree show also helped me and my peers discover what we can do when we work together and put our minds to achieving something.
What's studying at Wimbledon like?
The College and the people are supportive, committed and friendly.
What skills did you learn from the College's tutors and technicians?
To try ideas out before over-thinking them, to care about materials and to be interested in everything.
How much industry experience did you gain during your course?
I did an internship at Jerwood Space which helped me to understand how a gallery works and I put on some exhibitions with friends. I also organised an education workshop with a local school.
What's your favourite memory from Wimbledon?
Every bit of our final year. I loved being in the studio and talking with other people about their work in crits and tea breaks.
Any advice for the next generation of Wimbledon students?
- Be assertive, work hard and make friends
- Don’t panic about networking, just be yourself
- See as much as you can in London and make the most of all the University facilities