Alison initiated a series of exhibition exchanges with Korea from 1993, resulting in seven projects between the two countries, with a major series of events in Seoul in 1996.  From this she developed two similar series of exchanges with Japan. The first was from 2002-4 and included a number of important exhibitions; and the second from 2005-9 added forums and curatorial exchanges to the exhibition focus. Two booklets were published to itemise some of the statistics of these programs (see: Sun Walking; Australia-Japan Visual Arts Partnerships Program 2005-9).

Australia Japan Visual Arts Forum, National Arts Centre, Tokyo, 2006. Alison, as co-chair and organiser, is seated (in pale shirt) to right of standing speaker