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Artwork by former Edinburgh College of Art student Sonia Ali

Identifier: Coll-1985

Content Description

This collection comprises an artist's journal, a set of handmade CDs, and an artwork produced by Sonia Ali during her studies at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2013/14 (MA Art Space Nature).

  1. Artist's research journal/book: this research journal documents the artist's thinking and making process for a series of works in collaboration with University of Edinburgh – Evolutionary Biology Dept where she has worked extensively with Algae and generally her work sits within the art/science realm.
  2. "o0o" - Set of hand made CDs: this series of CDs were part of a multimedia installation (o0o is the title of the installation) presented in 2014. The sound on the each of the CDS were made in collaboration with 3 MSc Sound design students from ECA. Worked in collaboration with sound artist Cameron McNair. Data for sound work provided by Evolutionary Biology Department – University of Edinburgh Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2014 . Sound, Chlorella algae powder, acrylic paint, glass, paper. 460cm x 560cm x 250cm.
  3. Artwork "Archaeologies of the future sculptural piece": handmade cardboard box containing a dried up lemon bag on concrete.


  • Creation: 2013-2014


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open, but the CDs are not currently accessible due to technical restrictions. Please contact the repository for more details.


0.15 linear metre

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sonia Ali in March 2018. Accession no SC-Acc-2018-0085.

Processing Information

Description created by Aline Brodin in November 2020 using information provided by Sonia Ali.

Artwork from former ECA student Sonia Ali, 2013-2014
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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