Alvena Hall is a textile artist. Her initial training was at the South Australian School of Art, but she also has a BA (Hons Philosophy) Adelaide University, and MA (Visual Arts) from Flinders University. After teaching, she travelled Europe from one major gallery to the next for two years.
Upon her return, under the name Whipstitch, her work included TAFE teaching, Community Arts, Artist in Residencies and writing for TAFTA 'Forum’ magazine, and a dozen or so solo exhibitions. Environmental issues of desert and beach are very strongly represented in pieces such as 'The Littoral zone', 'Desert Landscapes', Yorkey's Crossing', 'Coober Pedy', 'Arid zone', 'Mungo Quits' and latterly 'Ediacara Suite'. Her works include quilts, sculptures, works on canvas and Alvena has exhibited in solo exhibitions 2012-2014. Her works are held in numerous collections locally, nationally and overseas.