Alichia van Rhijn is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney. Having a background in architecture and design she has always has a strong passion for creating objects and forms that initiate thought as well as the process in making them.
van Rhijn is deeply passionate about nature as well as the built environment and draws a lot of her inspiration from her travels and the people and spaces she encounters. Her connection to nature, immediate environment and the notion of human experience and interaction are all fundamental aspects of her practice, with memory, experience and place playing a central role.
Aside from her art-based sculptures she also runs a small arts-based practice under her brand Hearth Collective. Hearth Collective is a multi-disciplinary studio producing works ranging from ceramics, woodworking and metalware, as well as hosting workshops around Victoria, teaching various skill-sets.