Permanent commissioned works in vinyl, steel and paint created for spaces where people live, work and visit.
Many of these artworks are designed to be viewed large-scale, horizontally – click to expand the image and view it landscape on your device.
Our Rail Staff, 2021/2023
Artist in Residence, The Station Gallery, Nuneaton Train Station. Funded by London Northwestern Rail, commissioned by Escape Arts.
People and trains continuously pass through, but the staff remain the constant. In between tannoy announcements, dispatching and customer service, Alisha chatted with staff to understand their job roles, in these fleeting moments she witnessed emotive human stories this environment brings to its workforce who are captured in these gentle drawings in pencil, graphite and watercolour.
Continuity Connections, 2020/2021
Printed matt vinyl, Boston Train Station Railings, Lincolnshire. Funded by East Midland Railway, ACoRPS, Cross Country Trains and ARIVA.
Whilst travelling chatting to passengers, Community Rail Partnership groups, conductors and rail staff. I asked them to “tell me something special about The Poacher Line”. Their responses built a picture of this eclectic landscape from Nottingham to Skegness.
Freight & Lines, 2020/2021
Digital print on translucent vinyl, Nuneaton Train Station. Funded by London Northwestern Railway. Commissioned by Escape Arts.
Nuneaton’s station history, architecture, modernisation, old maps and personal experience are embedded in these vivid artworks that were created when the pandemic had forced us all to stop. The trains were still in operation, no people, just remnants and evidence that people have been there, or are there but not seen.
To Be Here & Take Me There, 2020/2021
Printed diabond, Stratford Mental Health Unit, Stratford-upon-Avon. Funded by WCC Transforming Spaces. Commissioned by Escape Arts.
Imagine standing at the top of a hill on a beautiful warm summers day, looking across the land towards the sea, feeling the sun on your face, reflecting on how far you have come.
Education Unlocks Your Potential, 2019/2020
Laser cut, steel gates, Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Nuneaton. Funded by The Heritage Centre. Made by Spencer Jenkins.
The building’s origins as a Victorian school and its collected artefacts inspired the consultation design process with the centre volunteers.
Woodland Awakening & Azure Ambience – 2019/20
Printed vinyl wall wraps, Warwick Hospital. Commissioned by Escape Arts. Funded by Arts Council England.
Patients, staff and visitors to the hospital were asked share their destinations for happiness. Stories, memories and imagery were gathered through a series of creative consultation postcards and mind maps stationed around the hospital.
George Eliot Bicentenary, Portrait and Bench, 2019
Digital vinyl print, ommissioned by the George Eliot Fellowship. Steel bench commissioned by Nuneaton Rotary Club, funded by GEF and made by Art Fabs.
This contemporary portrait was designed to celebrate the bicentenary year of George Eliot. Created to capture her as a modern, passionate, rule breaking, contemporary woman of her time. Alisha also adapted the portrait for inclusion in a commemorative bench which she designed.
The Lost Garden of Avon, 2017
Digital vinyl print onto diabond. Commissioned by Escape Arts, Stratford-upon-Avon.
This design is the recreation of the garden that existed in the space the artwork is now sited. It references a 15th century map of the area and incorporates flowers grown in Shakespeare’s garden.
The Curve, 2016
George Eliot Maternity Unit, Nuneaton. The Curve traced the outline profile of a heavily-pregnant woman and was later adapted to complement new colour options. Alisha drew this design onto the building herself.
Nuneaton Bus Station, 2014
Up until the 1870s the bus station site was farmland, between 1880s and early 1900s it was a running track, a football pitch and a rugby field. Later it became an agricultural machinery sales ground and opposite was the cattle market which closed in the 1960s. Alisha’s images and text to reference this history along with visualising people’s memories including the ‘much loved’ Midland Red Buses.