Alison Trim

Sessional Lecturer

Creative Studies, Visual Arts
Office: CCS 367

Research Summary

Contemporary Art Practice, Expanded Drawing Practices, Land and Place, Art Writing, Photocollage

Courses & Teaching

Drawing and Two-dimensional Art Practices, Drawing III, Advanced Practice in Drawing


Alison is a visual artist and arts educator from Co. Cork, Ireland currently based in British Columbia. She gained her BA in Visual Arts with Dublin Institute of Technology/ Sherkin Island as part of an innovative pilot program based on a small offshore island in 2010,  and recently completed her MFA in Visual Arts at UBC Okanagan with a thesis exhibition that explored expanded drawing practice as a response to place.  She has a background in contemporary arts and gallery education, with 15 years of experience working for a public contemporary arts centre in Ireland (Uillinn,West Cork Arts Centre) before moving to Canada in 2018.



MFA, Visual Art, UBC Okanagan; BA(Hons) Visual Art, Dublin Institute of Technology / Sherkin Island

Selected Grants & Awards

Graduate Deans Thesis Award, UBCO; Travel and Training Award, Arts Council, Ireland; Research and Development Award- Artist in the Community Scheme, Arts Council, Ireland; Artist in Residence in Schools Scheme, Cork County Council, Ireland


Lake Country Art Gallery, BC; FINA gallery, UBCO, BC; Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC; Blue House Gallery, Schull, Ireland; Cork Airport, Ireland; Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland; Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Ireland; MART Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; Avenue Festival, Waterford, Ireland; Skibbereen Arts Festival, Ireland; Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Ireland, Basement Project Space, Cork, Ireland; Irish Film Festival, London, UK; Courtyard Gallery, Midleton, Ireland; United Arts Club, Dublin, Ireland.


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