Alexander Knox

Melbourne artist Alexander Knox is widely known for his kinetic sculptures, facade artworks, large free-standing sculptures, lighting installations and soundscapes. He’s a recipient of the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture and the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award.

Having studied Fine Art (Public Art) at RMIT University, Alexander draws on influences from nature, history and the contemporary world. His works communicate through multi-layered ideas of place and meaning, dynamically engaging with the public while exploring a site’s historical, environmental and cultural context.

Alexander has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas. He recently completed a lighting installation on Melbourne’s new AAMI Park Stadium; a series of sculptures and soundscape, ‘Untitled Wormholes’, at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane; and a foyer sculpture, ‘Morpho’, in George Street, Sydney. Previous public works include ‘Ned & Dan’ (2004), a kinetic sculpture and facade in Melbourne’s Docklands; ‘Mysticeti’ (2008) on the Eastlink tollway; and a 10-storey kinetic light-work (2008) on the facade of Royal Mail House in Melbourne’s CBD.

His current projects include a major kinetic sculpture for Melbourne’s new Royal Children’s Hospital, a large-scale sculptural installation and light-work for the National Ice Sports Centre in Melbourne’s Docklands and a free-standing sculpture and light-work near Capital Hill in Canberra.