My work explores the human / nature relationship. I'm a firm believer that humans are "natural", including our technologies and built environments - though it seems we have forgotten this.

I am passionate about freshwater systems, geology, palaeontology, deep ecology and living systems. Notions of "place" and the phenomenology of space are of great interest to me.

As an artistic community collaborator, curator, mentor, consultant and facilitator I have worked with numerous NGO's, community groups, individuals, local governments and government organisations.

I am Founder, Designer & Project Manager of - a community hub & information resource for Melbourne freshwater places, people, Aboriginal History & Culture, native flora, fauna & geology. Funded by Moreland City Council - Cultural Arts Grants 2006. Produced through a mentorship with Wurundjeri Elder Ian Hunter.

In my spare time I conduct Aboriginal oral history projects and provide platforms for their voice to be heard.

Curriculum Vitae 
                Aliey Ball,
                b. Melbourne 1971.


1996-8      BA-FA Sculpture VCA

1993-4      BA Interior Design RMIT
1988         T.O.P. Applied Art and Design RMIT

Solo Exhibitions 
2005         Edgars Creek Narrative, Reconciliation Week, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

2004         Stigmata, Bus Gallery, Melbourne

                Birrarung (Yarra River) Mapping, Malvern Town Hall

2003         Sculptural Fiction, Intrude Gallery, Fitzroy

1997         “Oh Come With Us and Gallop…”, Project Space, VCA

                 Blight, Project Space, VCA

                 My Bloody Wall, Project Space, VCA

                 Caviar, Project Space, VCA

                 Spilt Milk, in collaboration with sound artist Keith Netto, Project Space, VCA

Selected Group Exhibitions 
2007           Confluence, 2007 Moreland Sculpture Show, Coburg

2004           Practice in Process Exhibition, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

                  In Hand Exhibition (Sensoria Symposium), First Site, Melbourne

                  School (Triptych), Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture

                  Sculptural Works, Counter, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

                  Quill, Imagine This – Journey Festival, Chapel St precinct

1998           Full Circle, VCA Graduate Exhibition, VCA

1997           Awards Exhibition, VCA Gallery, South Melbourne

                  Exhibition of Fine Sculpture, students of VCA, Albert Park VCA

1995           BBC3 Group Exhibition, BBC Studios, Melbourne

Awards and Grants 

2010           Finalist, Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, Yarra Glen
2007            Winner, Moreland Sculpture Show, People's Choice Award, Confluence

2006            Awarded, Moreland City Council Cultural Arts Grant,, 
                   Melbourne's freshwater community portal & information hub

2004            Awarded, Moreland City Council Cultural Arts Grant, 

                   Edgars Creek Narrative Exhibition, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

1997            Winner, National Gallery of Victoria, Undergraduate Encouragement Award


2010              Dandenong Hospital Emergency Department Public Art Commission,
                    (in collaboration with Marc Pascal), Southern Health

                    Geological Illustrator, the Department of Sustainability and Environment

2009-2010     The New Venny Floor Project, City of Melbourne

2007             Wangal, Moreland City Council, Glenroy Post Office Place

                    Your River Stories Project - Ovens River, Environment Victoria.

                    Families Go Green Sustainability Project, Environment Victoria.

2004             Birrarung (Yarra River) Mapping, Malvern Town Hall, City of Stonnington

2003             Shells, Backbone & Eden, Northcote Integrated Health

1998             My Best Egg Yet, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, VCA


                   City of Melbourne

                   City of Moreland

                   CERES Environmental Park, East Brunswick

                   Malvern Library, City of Stonnington

                   Victorian College of the Arts

                   National Gallery of the Solomon Islands

                   Private Private collections throughout Australia and internationally 

Selected Professional Appointments 
Current        Founder, Designer and Project Manager of

                   Collaborating Artist The New Venny Floor Project, Kensington Community               Adventure Playground, City of Melbourne.

2007-2009    Arts Facilitator Art Day South Program, Arts Access

2005-2008    Arts Facilitator GET OUT Program, Arts Access 

2008            Curator Contact Exhibition, Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows, Hume City Council.

2007            Teacher of Aboriginal Studies, CERES, Environmental Park.

                   Mentor Artist & Facilitator, Eastern Industry Education Partnership, Career Transition Support
                   Program,   Worawa College Bureau of Meteorology Weather Station Fence Project 
                   (project not realized)

                   Arts Facilitator Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues, Body Map, 
                   Faith & Culture Youth Forum, Melbourne Town Hall

                   Arts Facilitator Illustrate and Illuminate, Arts Access

                   Resident Artist "Merri Mural Workshops", Sunrise Kindergarten.

                   Field Producer / Front of House NO LIMITS! Channel 31 Disability Media.

2004-2005    Lecturer of Visual Communications, sessional 2nd & 3rd year RMIT, 
                   School of Architecture & Design, Interior Design Dept.

2004            Consulting Artist / Art Mentor Your Stories, Alice Springs digital and visual arts workshops, 
                   with Big hArt, CREATE Foundation, Vodaphone Australia Foundation, Anglicare NT, 
                   Family & Community Services NT and Tangentyre Council - from which the (Y)OUR Stories 
                   publication and short films were produced.

                   Curator and Consulting Artist, Portrait of A Carer exhibition at Melbourne Town Hall, Child 
                   Protection Week with Big hArt, CREATE Foundation, Mirabel Foundation, Vodaphone Australia 
                   Foundation, FCAV and City of Melbourne. Then touring DHS State Manager's Forum for NGO's, 
                   July 2005, Foster Care Association Victoria's Office Launch, Feb 2005 and the CAFWA 2005 

2000-2004   Lecturer of Visual Communications, sessional 1st year RMIT, 
                  School of Architecture & Design, Interior Design Dept.

2000           Lecturer of Interior Design “Substance” 2nd & 3rd year Design Studio RMIT, with Ross MacLeod
                  School of Architecture & Design, Interior Design Dept.


D Carmichael, "Net Work-the TLF Exhibition", Art in Geelong Blog 15.1.11
E Brown, “Gallery nets an exhibition”, The Courier, Ballarat 14.12.10
P Shampine, Getting Lost - What Inspires You As An Artist?, 26.7.10

A Prytz, “Art show to forge links”, Hume Leader p.23, 11.11.08

C Pearce, “A touch of talent”, Hume Star p.3, 11.11.08

Aliey Ball,, 01.07.06

L Duncan, “Ovens River”, Environment Victoria Website, 09.07.07

2007 Moreland Sculpture Show Ex. Cat., p.5-6 MCC, 3.3.07

B Kennedy, "Waters meet to lure us", Moreland Leader p.17, 19.2.07

Robert Nelson, "Up the Creek”, Metro, The Age p.6,10.6.05

“Two Tales, Same Point”, Insight, Moreland Community News p.14, 31.5.05

"Practice In Process: Fine Art Studio Practice in Moreland" Ex. Cat., 10.9.04

Richard Watts, SmartArts, Triple R Radio, Aug 04

E Hayes, Girly Is Good, 3CR Radio, Aug 04

"At Home with Art”, The Melbourne Times p.3, 25.5.04

M Ashworth, “Moulding How Rivers Run”, Moreland Leader p.18, 6.09.04

N White, “Celebrating River’s Special Place In City”, Stonnington Leader p.10, 9.02.04