House of Muchness
Alex Walker is a youth arts practitioner making live art with a cross-section of young people at the point where the spheres of children, arts, culture, and politics intersect. Alex works across contexts, heavily invested in carving out a place for the voice and position of the young person to have an impact on their environment and community. In 2016 Alex founded House of Muchness (HOM) which is a centre of artistic practices for the creative wellbeing of young people. At HOM, she has established a culture which breeds safe, creative risk-taking and artistic experimentation. She uses arts processes to arrive at new material which reveals the contemporary condition of young people and their complex relationship with the world. Alex has held key artistic roles at St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Outback Theatre for Young People and Australian Theatre for Young People. She has prepared young people to perform and participate as part of Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Wheeler Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, NGV, BIFEM, MPavilion, State Library Victoria, Testing Grounds, ArtsHouse, Theatreworks, Dark Mofo, Ten Days on the Island, Castlemaine Festival and Melbourne Town Hall. She has presented at State, Regional and International Conferences about the capacity of young people within the arts.