Opinion

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Q+A with illustrative mapmaker Alex Hotchin

In Wild Issue #176, Winter 2020, we featured the work of Alex Hotchin, a mapmaker who gave us ‘Larapinta Dreaming’, her unique take on central Australia’s iconic trail. After growing up in the outback and attending School of the Air, Alex is now based in Melbourne, from where she creates stunningly beautiful maps for clients around the world. She has also been exhibited in Istanbul, New York, Morocco, Japan, and, of course, Melbourne. Alex recently took the time out to answer some questions from Wild’s editor, James McCormack about her background, her work, and mapmaking itself.

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The Therapy of Hiking

I regularly pee in the woods. I’m not particularly proud of this, however this is where I am at with my life. I am not a gym junkie or church going. I am well past the school-gate mums group. I am not a joiner. But I have joined a women’s only hiking group. Within this Read More

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