Alfred Lowe

Born 1996 Snake Well, Northern Territory, Australia.
Lives and works Adelaide, South Australia.

Language group: Arrernte


Alfred Lowe is an Arrernte person from Snake Well in the central desert, north of Alice Springs. Alfred grew up in Alice Springs and completed his schooling there, moving to Adelaide in 2014. Alfred still resides in Adelaide and started making ceramics in early 2021, working out of the APY Studio in Adelaide.

Alfred uses clay/ceramics to explore themes of Country using form and texture informed by his intimate knowledge of the central desert landscape. He hand builds forms, creating organic vessels, and applies underglazes and a range of mark-making to the surface.

Alfred’s interest in fine arts is heavily influenced and inspired by his upbringing. Late in Clifford Possum’s career, he was Alfred’s neighbour and Alfred recalls standing on truck tyres to peer over the fence and watch Clifford paint for hours at a time. He also lived opposite Araluen Arts and Cultural Precinct and spent a significant amount of time there as a child/teen.

Central Australia is a politically and racially charged region and this has fuelled Alfred’s keen interest in politics and racial justice. In particular how culture and identity are navigated and manifested in modern times. These themes are underlying in Alfred's work; as an early career artist he is still examining how these influences and experiences are reflected in his artistic practice.

Artist Statement


Acknowledgements & Collaborators

APY Art Centre

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Exhibiting at

Fremantle Arts Centre

FAC is a multi-arts organisation based in a historic building complex in Fremantle, Western Australia.

FAC is an IOTA24 Major Exhibition Partner.


1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle