Sunday, 5 December 2010

Celeste Art Prize - New York - Exhibition

Final exhibition & awards of the 2nd Edition of Celeste Prize 2010 at the Invisible Dog, New York. Liz West's work Red Trolley has been selected for the prize.

11 December - 50 finalist artists will exhibit their works and vote the 40,000 € prizes.

Saturday 11 December – Show opens at 4pm, open 'til late
5-6pm – Special wide-screen projection of 10 ‘Video & Animation’ finalists
6pm – ‘Live Media & Performance’ sets
9pm – 50 Celeste Prize finalists hand-in their voting forms.
10pm – Awards ceremony, presentation by the juror Julia Draganovic.

Sunday 12 December – 10am – 6pm

Monday 13 December – 10am – 6pm

Two other exhibitions will be held alongside the finalist exhibition for Celeste Prize 2010: Online Vote 2010 winners and Expectations NY.

The Invisible Dog 51 Bergen street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201.
Between Smith & Court streets
* Subway F or G, Bergen Street stop.
* Bus 57.
* by car from Manhattan.
Take the Brooklyn Brigde and continue straight until the corner Bergen Street / Boerum Place.

Opening Hours:
Saturday 11 December from 4pm to late.
Sunday and Monday 12-13 December from 10am to 6pm.

For more info please follow this LINK.

Expectations - New York - Exhibition

Celeste continues its annual investigations of relevant themes which affect artists and society. This year's chosen theme, 'Expectations'. Liz West's work, Yellow Chamber features in this years exhibition.

Saturday 11 December – 4pm til late
4pm - Opening Expectations, presentation by the curator Manon Slome.
4-5pm – Special wide-screen projection of 3 videos, Expectations.

Sunday 12 December – 10am – 6pm
2pm - Expectations Talk, artists and Manon Slome talk about the theme of the show.

Monday 13 December – 10am – 6pm

For more info follow this LINK.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

'Aqua Chroma' New Installation Work at The Hive, Manchester

Aqua Chroma was a specially commissioned work by Glacéau Vitamin Water and the Blank Media Collective as part of their performance art weekend; 'BlankWeeknd'.

The installation was at The Hive, Manchester from 11th - 18th November 2011. Here are some photographs of the temporary work by Liz West.

Friday, 3 December 2010

CUBE Open Exhibition: Reminder

Dear all,

Just a quick reminder that Liz West's work is currently showing in the CUBE Open in Manchester. The exhibition runs from the 19th November until the 22nd January.

CUBEOpen 2010 is the UK’s only annual open competition and exhibition of its kind! Launched in 2007, artists, architects and designers are invited to apply with work that reflects current trends and debates surrounding the spaces and places in which we live, each year the exhibition highlights contemporary insights into the urban environment. The CUBEOpen receives applications from around the globe, visitors to the exhibition will have the unique opportunity to see the diverse and engaging ways that artists, architects and designers have been influenced by our surroundings.

An esteemed panel of judges are invited annually to shortlist the applications. Selectors this year - including the Office of Subversive Architecture and the Manchester based Modernist Society had a tough job! Over 30 artists selected will form the exhibition and highlights include a Fox Training Tower, mobile architecture models (pictured) and direct interventions in the gallery space.

‘It was a pleasure to judge the cube open exhibition entries. The variety of the ideas about the urban environment was striking and had been manifested in final selection of the works’ Karsten Huneck, Office for Subversive Architecture.

This year’s overall winner, Hamburg based collaborators Julia Münz and Annika Unterburg, expand people’s fantasy about possibilities of development in design and social behaviour in an urban environment using interventions in public spaces to create moments of irritation and surprise.

Selected artists include:


Thursday, 2 December 2010

Celeste Art Prize article in the current issue of Laminate Magazine

Liz West has been featured in the latest issue of Laminate Magazine in conjunction with the Celeste Art Prize that takes place in New York on 11th - 13th December.

Laminate Magazine say; "Welcome to the second edition of Laminate creative output as we continue to showcase the best of Art Design and Culture. We look back over the top stories from 2010, meet with the founders of some of the most inspiring design studios and explore the ground breaking and bountiful Celeste prize."
Download Link

Friday, 12 November 2010

BlankWeekend... One-off Performances, Manchester

Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 November | Manchester | Free

All around central Manchester, live artists and performers will be engaging the unwitting general public with their unexpected, incidental interventions. Who will you encounter?

More info at

Liz West's intervention will be in Tesco Metro on Saturday 13th November

M1 1PW

BlankMarket Open All Hours...

Friday 12 - Thursday 18 November | Manchester | Free

A one-of-a-kind Art trail for buyers and audiences alike. Take an innovative urban art trail through the city, accessible 24 hours a day, experiencing work by emerging artists in prominent window displays. For the first time BlankMarket online store physically showcases some its fantastic work.

BlankMarket Open All Hours is an exciting opportunity to purchase works on display in prominent window spaces throughout Manchester city centre. Follow the map night or day to find your favourite from a selection of over one hundred and fifty works, then simply visit BlankMarket online shop, click, pay and receive. Purchasing a unique contemporary work from an emerging artist has never been easier or more fun!

Each work is available for purchase from:

Liz West's work will be exhibited at Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Finalist for International Celeste Art Prize

Liz West has been selected as a finalist for the International Celeste Art Prize.

Please visit for more information.

Is an international contemporary arts prize, in which artists decide who wins the 40,000 € prize money (all finalists will have a share in the awards)! 23 international art critics will select the 50 finalist works which will be exhibited in New York in December 2010.nThe 50 finalist works have now been selected by a unique, innovative and totally ‘open’ process, in which each of the 23 international selectors have published online their choices.

All finalist artists vote and share in 40,000 € art awards
Final exhibition 11-13 December,
Awards night 11 December,
The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Friday, 5 November 2010

Salon 2010 Exhibition @ South Square Gallery

South Square Salon Show | 06 November - 22 December 2010

"South Square has always been at the forefront of the emerging art scene in Yorkshire and has kept a fresh perspective on progress. This show creates a level playing field where artists at all stages of their artistic career rub shoulders with each other in this inclusive and diverse exhibition."

Deborah Britton Curatorial Intern.

Liz West's work features in this years Salon exhibition. South Square Salon Show 2010 has provided the opportunity for an abundance of diverse artists to exhibit their work together in Thornton during this festive period. South Square Gallery is a grassroots exhibition space committed to providing a professional and supportive resource for artists and emerging curators. Now celebrating our 25th year we have built a strong reputation as an integral and ambitious contemporary art venue, hosting an ever evolving dialogue between artists and their audiences.

Every available surface of the gallery has been covered with exciting and engaging contemporary art, hanging work from floor to ceiling in a traditional salon style. The Salon showcases the best in visual art today, expect artworks covering a broad range of themes in a variety of mediums reflecting the breadth of grassroots art practice from the Yorkshire region and beyond.

South Square Bonfire Night Party
Friday 5th November, 7-9PM

South Square will be hosting a festive opening night for the Salon Show on November the 5th, from 7-9pm. There will be pie and peas and warm drinks available, art for sale, and a burning phoenix display.

People attending the gallery opening night will be invited to attach wishes and hopes to the wings of a phoenix. The mythical bird will catch fire at 8.00 p.m. and we will find out if those dreams and desires are reborn and renewed in the ashes. Bring your ideas and thoughts to a very special opening night of the Salon Show.

South Square,
BD13 3LD

Email: | Telephone: +44 (0)1274 834 747

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Second place in the Art Interview 22nd International Online Artist Competition

Liz West is pleased to announced she came in second place in the Art Interview 22nd International Online Artist Competition.

The competition ran from 1 July to 30 September 2010 and attracted artists from Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands and Viet Nam.

456 original works were submitted from 152 different artists.

Please follow this LINK for more information.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Ambience of Play @ Greenroom, Manchester

28 October - 18 December 2010, greenroom, Manchester

From the award winning to the untrained, Blank Media Collective are pioneering the best creative talents from across the Pennines. Ambience of Play showcases three contemporary practitioners who are helping to keep the art scene in the North-West fresh and exciting. What makes these artists innovative is their playful approach to art practice as they set their own challenges to create their work.

The year 2010 continues to be a creative hotbed for original talent and this is definitely the case in reference to Liz West, Katie Louise Dixon and David Morris. From supermarkets to abandoned theme parks, these artists are constantly investigating social and urban practices, whilst retaining elements of fun and intrigue. Ambience of Play is an exhibition highlighting the mundanity that we see and often ignore.

Award winner Liz West, who has recently received the prestigious People’s Choice at Northern Futures 2010, will be presenting her new work. In her short career she has already been shortlisted for the London Photography Award as part of the London Fringe Festival, and has been selected to Expectation New York as part of the Celeste Art Prize. West’s work is inspired by her obsessive fascination into the sensory affects of colour and takes various formats such as bright installations, guerrilla performances and vivid photography. The investigation into colour is the only constant in her practice, in which she has created her own rule-based game to dictate the work she makes.

Katie Louise Dixon searches for remote environments creating haunting photographs of deserted, dilapidated theme parks and isolated bunkers. One of the main influences of her work is the concept of ‘Psychogeography’, a theory about the emotional reactions that people have in regards their surrounding spaces.
“My work is an attempt to transport the viewer to a particular location …provoking thought regarding the effect our surroundings are capable of having on our feelings, behaviour and emotions.” Katie Louise Dixon
Dixon’s practice has impressed the musician / artist Bill Drummond who says “If I wanted a photograph taken of how my mind responds to the landscape around me I would ask Katie Louise Dixon to take the photo.”

It is surprising that South Manchester based photographer David Morris has had no formal training in the arts, but it is obvious to see he has natural aptitude. Morris’ work has been described as ‘moody urban landscapes’ in which he acts as explorer or urban geographer of the world, mapping out the environments around him.
“Three themes have emerged in my work…urban decay, the impermanent nature of reality (the Buddhist concept of anicca) and trying to show things which would normally be considered ‘ugly’ in an aesthetically pleasing and interesting way…” David Morris

Ambience of Play opens at greenroom, Manchester with a Public Preview and chance to meet the artists on Wednesday 27 October (6-9pm). The exhibition continues until Saturday 18 December. For further information about Ambience of Play please email
All works are available for purchase via BlankMarket online shop.

greenroom | 54-56 Whitworth St West | Manchester | M1 5WW |

Opening Times:
Thursday 28 October - Saturday 18 December 2010
Opening times:
Box Office | Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Bar | Wednesday – Friday: 17:00 – Late & Saturday: 18:00 – Late

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Art Takes Miami - Online Vote

I have entered this years Art Takes Miami competition and I need your votes for the peoples choice award!

You can vote for my work by clicking on this LINK
or you can simply copy and paste this link into your browser:

Cheers folks!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Pedder Photography Exhibition at The Bigger Picture Gallery

23rd October - 28th November 2010

Liz West's 'Blue Trolley' has been selected for the Pedder Photography Exhibition at The Bigger Picture Gallery in Crystal Palace, London.

"This exhibition is a great opportunity for photographers at all levels to be part of one of South London's newest creative spaces. The response to our call for photographers has been wonderful. All those accepted will be automaticaly entered into the Pedder Photography Competition."

Bigger Picture Gallery, 2A Anerley Hill, SE19 2AA
Telephone: 07914 490472

General Opening Times:
Saturday: 10.30am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Bigger Picture Gallery website

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The National Open Art Competition - Finalist

Liz West has been selected as an exhibition finalist for The National Open Art Competition taking place in Chichester this year.

118 finalists for the National Open Art Competition 2010 Minerva Exhibition have been selected from an initial entry of over 1600 submissions; 420 of which were selected for the second round of judging on 14 October at Goodwwod. The finalists can be viewed via this LINK.

The National Open Art Competition Vernissage 2010 - The Minerva Gallery, Chichester

Public Opening Exhibition 2010 - The Minerva Gallery, Chichester

Monday, 4 October 2010

36EXP. Exhibition Opening Times


If you missed the 36EXP. Private View & Book Launch on Thursday night - or want another look - there's a whole week left for you to make it down to the EASA Gallery to view this exciting exhibition.

Saturday 2nd October: 11am- 6pm
Sunday 3rd: 12pm - 4pm
Monday 4th: 11am - 6pm
Tuesday 5th: 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 6th: 11am - 6pm
Thursday 7th: 11am - 6pm
Friday 8th: 11am - 6pm **LAST DAY!**


The '36EXP.' Exhibition Book is available online now from BLURB. This 156 page, premium book, which features all 36 artists' contact sheets and a selection of their work, is £36 for the softcover copy, and £42 for the hardcover copy.

If you're interested in buying the exhibited artwork, please contact Jack Howard on 07921104196.

Friday, 1 October 2010

BlankPages October Issue: Cover Artist

Link to the magazine

Welcome to October's blankpages!

This month's visual art contributions come from Liz West, a brilliant contemporary voice in multicolours and recent winner of the People's Choice Award at Northern Futures.


Thursday, 30 September 2010




21:30 - 02:00
Thursday 30th September

--- Featuring ---
\\Old School \ Hip Hop / Reggae //

Following on from the '36EXP.' Exhibition Private View & Book Launch [18:30 - 21:30 @ EASA Gallery:!/event.php?eid=160131510669952&ref=ts], make your way to the glass-walled KRO 2 bar on Oxford Road - just 5 minutes walk from the gallery.

To celebrate the exhibition, KRO 2 are giving every '36EXP.' guest a free KRO MEMBERSHIP CARD, which entitles you to special offers and discounts (including bottles of wine for only £8 and 4-pint pitchers of Tuborg beer for only £10) - valid for the whole year!



30.09.10 - 08.10.10

--Thursday 30th September 2010--
--Private View and Book Launch--
--[Drinks Reception & Canapés]--

in association with ILFORD PHOTO, BLURB, and MUSEA //


6:30pm - 9:30pm 30.09.10

‘36EXP.’ is a photographic exhibition involving 36 artists and 36 contact sheets. The concept of the exhibition is based upon a standard 36 exposure photographic film. Over the past six months, ‘36EXP.’ has been accepting submissions from artists, photographers and students from all over the world, including Germany, Amsterdam, Canada, India, Israel, China and Australia. The outline of the brief was simply to return to photographic film, whether 35mm, 120mm or slides, and to produce a contact sheet from the roll of film used. The exhibition features a selection of photographs from each artist as well as their contact sheet, providing an unusual combination of ‘finished photograph’ alongside an accompanying contact sheet, revealing the photograph’s development and production.

In this ambitious exhibition, digital photography is rejected in an attempt to rejuvenate traditional film methods. Each artist has taken a critical and considered approach to the exhibition of their contact sheet; some have consciously planned each frame, creating ‘aesthetic contact sheets’, whilst others have retained a more organic and natural approach, simply exhibiting the result of using film.

To celebrate the exhibition, a book version will be published and launched at the Private View on Thursday 30th September 2010 at the EASA Gallery, Manchester (invitation attached below). The 160 page, hardback book features all 36 contact sheets and a selection of photographs from the exhibition.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Cover Artist for 36EXP. book

Liz West has been chosen as the cover artist for the 36EXP book.

30.09.10 – 08.10.10
in association with ILFORD PHOTO and BLURB //

Assistant Curator: Sarah Hill


6:30pm – 9:30pm Thursday 30th September 2010

‘36EXP.’ is a photographic exhibition involving 36 artists and 36 contact sheets. The concept of the exhibition is based upon a standard 36 exposure photographic film. Over the past six months, ‘36EXP.’ has been accepting submissions from artists, photographers and students from all over the world, some as far as Canada, India, Israel, China and Australia. The outline of the brief was simply to return to photographic film, whether 35mm, 120mm or slides, and to produce a contact sheet from the roll of film used. The exhibition features a selection of photographs from each artist as well as their contact sheet, providing an unusual combination of ‘finished photograph’ alongside an accompanying contact sheet.

In this diverse exhibition, digital photography is abandoned in an attempt to rejuvenate traditional film methods. Each artist has taken a critical and considered approach to the exhibition of their contact sheet; some have consciously planned each frame, creating ‘aesthetic contact sheets’, whilst others have retained a more organic approach, simply exhibiting the result of using film.

From the exhibition, the work of Liz West, Simon Jones, Philip Bedford, and Chris Spackman, accompanied by a brief comment from them, has been included in this Press Release for your information.

To celebrate the exhibition, a book version will be published and launched at the Private View on Thursday 30th September 2010 at the EASA Gallery, Manchester . The 160 page, hardback book features all 36 contact sheets and a selection of photographs from the exhibition.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

36EXP Exhibition - Manchester

'36EXP.' is opening in 2 weeks time at the EASA Gallery in Manchester.

'36EXP.' is a photographic project involving 36 artists/photographers/students. The concept is based upon a standard 36exp. film. The objective of the project is to exhibit 36 contact sheets, containing 36 photographs, from 36 artists.

Here is Liz West's work which has been chosen for the exhibition:

Thursday 30th September 2010

EASA Gallery
43 Hulme Street
Manchester, United Kingdom

Check out the links below for more info.
Official Website

Friday, 3 September 2010

Art In The Gardens @ Botanical Gardens Sheffield

7th annual Art in the Gardens
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
4th and 5th September 2010
10.30am - 5.30pm

The 7th annual Art in the Gardens event, held in Sheffield Botanical Gardens, is arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England with artists, craft makers and visitors coming from throughout the UK. This is a truly wonderful opportunity to buy the perfect piece of art or craft direct from the artist, whilst enjoying the perfect surroundings that the gardens have to offer. Thousands of works of art and craft on exhibition. Liz West has 2 photograph's on display.

For more information please CLICK HERE or

Preview Evening
The Preview Evening on Friday 3rd September 6.30pm - 10.00pm, is a wonderful opportunity to be amongst the first to view and snap up the bargains and favourite pieces of artwork on display, whilst enjoying a glass of wine and a great atmosphere. £6 ticket admits two adults.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Art Interview - Online magazine VOTE NOW!

The Art Interview - International Online Artist Competition is an international, juried exhibition of paintings drawings and sculptures in any medium. The competition is run completely over the Internet, which eliminates the need for the artists to send slides or arrange for physical transportation of their artworks. The competition is open to all living artists worldwide, aged 16 and up.

Please vote for my work, as I need as many high votes as possible for a chance to win!


or copy and paste this link:

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Expectations Exhibition in New York

Celeste continues its annual investigations of relevant themes which affect artists and society. This year's chosen theme, 'Expectations' (in 2009 the theme was 'dependtendency'), will be represented by the following selected artists:

10 Artists for Berlin Expectations

10 Artists for New York Expectations:

Patrizia Bonardi, Lasting, video

Elena Fantini, Gasoline pump, photograph

Loredana Grasso, Déjà-vu, painting

Kurt Hoerbst, Julia 11, photograph

Shahar Marcus, Freeze, video

Francesco Minucci, Little Boy, photograph

Francesca Romana Pinzari, The first Time We Kissed, video

Mario Rossi, Synchronicity 3, photograph

Marco Santuccio, Equilibrio Funk, installation

Liz West, Yellow Chamber, installation

Earlier this year Celeste invited artists to submit artwork to Expectations, a challenging curatorial idea presented by the art critic and curator Manon Slome.

Artwork was selected by Manon Slome and Julian Navarro.

New York, USA - View works
8 December 2010, exhibition location to be announced shortly, in collaboration with New York non-profit No Longer Empty

Artwork presented to 'Expectations' will have to follow the curatorial idea presented by Manon Slome:*

“The origin of a work of art, that is the origin of both the creators and the preservers, which is to say of a people’s historical existence - is art. That is so because art in its essence is an origin, a distinctive way in which truth comes into being, that is, becomes historical,” - Heidegger.

"Art in this sense has been received as an enframing mode of revealing – of an event, a life, a sensation encoded and re-represented from the past into the present. This sense of historicity, that we are witnessing something that happened in the past and that we are viewing now in the form of painting, video, film etc. has been embedded into our consciousness as audience to a work of art.

In contrast to this mode of image – however loosely 'image' is interpreted - being concerned with representation of condensed experience, performance art, interactive digital or computer art for example, creates an image that is simultaneous with its consumption. We experience it in real time as the image is made or performed and as the next action is anticipated.

My proposition would be to develop an exhibition that takes the image as something concerned less with representation in an historical sense than as a tool for setting something into motion - whether it be action, emotion, a state of being or becoming; a sense that the image leads to something beyond the scope of the painting or photograph, that the moment we see in the frame is just the frozen predicament before what will happen next.

Perhaps the title could be - Expectations - fitting perhaps for artists who have entered a juried prize and for an economic and political climate where boundaries of the expected are continually being challenged.

Artists should feel free to experiment with the theme of 'Expectations' looking at the concept in any way they want to interpret it – anticipation, probability, hope, future, yet to be - in any media or selection of media. The whole idea of anticipation is that it is open ended, looking forward instead of to the past. In essence, the curatorial intention is to be liberating."Catalogue
A catalogue containing all selected works for Berlin and New York 'Expectations' will be published, and will include critical texts by curators as well as illustrations of artwork on exhibition.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Winner of the Northern Futures People's Choice Award

The Northern Futures Awards took place at The Civic in Barnsley last night (17th August).

Liz West was announced as the winner of the People's Choice Award.

Please visit: for more infomation.

Friday, 6 August 2010

London Photography Award @ The Bedfordbury Gallery OPEN NOW

See my work shortlisted for the London Photography award as part of the London Fringe Festival.

Open at 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, Covent Garden.


Friday 6th - 10th August 2010, 12 - 7pm

Catalogue available for 'A Moving exhibition'. Buy a copy NOW!

My work has been published in 'A Moving Exhibition' catalogue. The series of exhibitions took place in galleries across London earlier in the year.

To purchase a copy CLICK HERE.

By Antria Pelekanou

soft bound version of the Moving Exhibition book The Moving Exhibition book is to accompany the series of Moving Exhibitions that were held in six venues in London in 2010.

Lulu Publishing

Friday, 30 July 2010

All is Not Lost?

All is Not Lost?

Annex 21 @ Worcester Arts Workshop
From Thursday, 12 August 2010 - 08:00
To Saturday, 04 September 2010 - 17:00

Liz West
Hanna Ainsworth
Guy Bigland
Steven Varndell

Curated by Andy Laffan

Northern Futures Award *NOW ON* 28th July - 10th September

Northern Futures Award NOW ON!
Category Shortlists Announced

The most talented emerging creatives from across the North of England have been named in the shortlist for the Northern Futures 2010 Award, selected by a panel of international experts from the fields of fashion, film, fine art and 3d design. An exhibition of the work of these future stars opens at The Civic, Barnsley on July 28, with final prize winners announced on August 17 at an exclusive awards evening where category winners will each be awarded £1500.

Fine Art Shorlist
Kit Abramson (Lancaster)
Samantha Donnelly (Greater Manchester)
Jennifer Douglas (Gateshead)
Paul Merrick (Gateshead)
Daniel Staincliffe (Manchester)
Liz West (Sheffield)

3D Design Shorlist
David Fox (Leeds)
Liam Hopkins (Manchester)
Chris Natt (Chesterfield)
Ben Widdowson (Manchester)
Tristan Williams (Leeds)

Fashion Shorlist
Adam Atkinson (Kendal)
Julie Perry (Hebburn)
Kathryn Sillince (Sheffield)
Rachael Hewson (Durham)
Ruth Best (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Stephanie Price (York)

Film Shorlist
Film: Vigilante
Darren Bolton(Dir)
(Barton upon Humber)
Film: Astronomers Su
Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope (Dir)
Duchy Parade Film\David Bunting (Prod)
Film: Nightswimming
Dominic LeClerc (Dir)
Film: Playtime
Lee Garner (Dir)
Film: Grammatics - The Vague Archive
Aurora Fearnley, Matt Maude and Jamie Donoughue. (Left Eye Blind) (Dir, Prod)

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Shortlisted for the London Photography Award

I have been shortlisted for the London Photography Award, as part of the London Fringe Festival. For more details please click HERE to visit their website.

The award exclusively recognises an Artist whose work pushes the boundaries of photographic art. The Winner will be given a trophy as recognition, and a Commended Photographer announced, at a ceremony for all the London Awards at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel on the evening of August 26, 2010.

The photographers were inspired by this phrase, 'Quick, Before We Come to Our Senses'

London Photography Award 2010 shortlisted artists for exhibition:
Ben Graville
Ben Westwood
Colin Hampden-White
Daisy Meadows
Hady Bayoumi
Jola Mroszezyk
Liz West
Mish Aminoff
Nabjib Lefleurier
Rashida Mangera
Siddhartha Tawadey
Xiaoxiao Sun

The Award Exhibition of the shortlisted photographers will be held at the Bedfordbury Gallery near Trafalgar Square.

The judges were:
Edmond Terakopian, award winning photojournalist, work
Kate Day, Communities Editor, Daily Telegraph
James Sparshatt, Capital Culture, London

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Northern Futures Award

Tomorrow’s talent today.
Celebrating the best in northern creative talent

I have been shortlisted for the Northern Futures Award in the area of Fine Art.

Northern Futures will run from the 28th July to 3rd September at The Civic, Barnsley. The winner will be announced on the 16th August.

The north of England has produced some of the most innovative and respected creative individuals the world as seen. Artists and innovators such as Henry Moore, Vivienne Westwood, Damien Hirst, Mike Leigh, Danny Boyle, David Hockney and Peter Saville, to name just a few, illustrate the wealth of talent that the north produces.

Art and culture is integral to the renaissance of the north, which is already home to some of the country's leading creative businesses, art galleries, events and venues. Northern Futures celebrates the future talent emerging from the north, seeking to identify and encourage future Westwoods, Hockneys, Boyles and Savilles into successful creative futures. The prize will cement the north as a hotbed of new creativity and showcase our talent to the world.

Please see the website for more details

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Axis Profile

I am now an Axis artist. You can see my profile by clicking HERE.

Liz West's Axis artist profile

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Whats on...

Coming Soon:
The Ambience of Play
Greenroom, Manchester
Opens 27th October

Art In The Gardens
Botanical Gardens, Sheffield
Art Fair 4th -5th September

Now On:
Worcester Open 2010
ANNEX 21 @ Worcester Arts Workshop
22nd May - 26th June

Stew Gallery, Norwich

Art In Unusual Spaces, Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds

AVA Gallery, London

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The Ambience of Play @ Greenroom, Manchester

ARTISTS Katie Louise Dixon | Liz West | David Morris
LAUNCH Wednesday 27 October 2010, 6-9pm
DATES Thursday 28 October - Saturday 18 December 2010

Katie Louise Dixon is a Manchester-based artist working with concepts of psychogeography from French theorist and writer Guy Debord. Liz West is a Sheffield-based artist using photography, video and installation to create intensely coloured works through systems of ordering, classification and coding. David Morris is a self-taught Manchester-based photographer exploring themes of urban decay and the impermanent nature of reality.

For further information please email us at

Collagerie Exhibition, Stew Gallery, Norwich

Saturday, 29 May 2010

New Work - Blue Chambers

Blue Chamber 1

Blue Chamber 2

New Work - Green Chambers

Green Chamber 1

Green Chamber 2

Monday, 10 May 2010

New Light Drawings:

Collagerie @ Stew Gallery, Norwich

I have made a new installation at Stew Gallery for the new Collagerie Exhibition.

Everyone is welcome to the preview of Collagerie on the 12th May at 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

The Exhibition runs from 13th - 31st May. Admission if free.

For more information please visit:

Saturday, 17 April 2010

'April Fool!' Art In Unusual Spaces @ Leeds Shopping Plaza

Here's some photographs of the work in the 'April Fool!' exhibition in Leeds Shopping Plaza, as part of Art In Unusual Spaces.

Art In Unusual Spaces is a partnership between independent curators, landlords, artists and businesses throughout the city and Leeds City Council. It is an ongoing initiative utilising units across the city as they become temporarily vacant.

Blank Media Collective

Please feel free to have a wee peek at my new online portfolio on Manchester's 'Blank Media Collective'. I am pleased to part of this collective, and hope its brings many new and exciting opportunities.

Click here for the link.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Please VOTE for my work on The Saatchi Online Gallery Showdown:

Please follow this LINK to participate and vote for my work (score between 1-10).

The work has been entered into the SHOWDOWN round between 19th April and 26th April. You can only vote between these dates.

Artists with the highest scores go head to head to win an exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery.

Thanks so much...

New Works - Painting: 'Hue Fusion' Series

This new body of work is about using painting as a medium to go back to basics. Using ink as a tool to explore colour theory/mixing.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Work Included in the Worcester Open 2010

Venue: PITT, Worcester
Dates: 24 April 2010 until 26 June 2010

For more information please visit:

April Fools Exhibition

Venue: Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds
Dates: 16 April 2010 until 23 April 2010

Private View 16 April 2010 5.30 – 9pm

April Fools day has been and gone for another year! It is a time for merriment and non-seriousness. April Fools Exhibition in Leeds Shopping Plaza will document work made on 1st April 2010, as part of Art In Unusual Spaces.
'New Work by Dan Flavin... April Fools!' by Liz West is included in the exhibition.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Green Trolley Video Sampler

Here is a sample video of my film Green Trolley.

I have also produced video's of Red Trolley, Yellow Trolley, Blue Trolley & Black Trolley.

Monday, 4 January 2010

'La Habana' Exhibition @ Sheffield Showcase

'La Habana' will be my second solo exhibition at Sheffield Showcase.

Opens 4th January 2010. Runs until late February.

Sheffield Showcase is an organisation set up to provide artists and designers a chance to exhibit their works in Sheffield City centre in vacant retail space.

Here is an example of some of my photographs from my recent trip to Cuba that I will be exhibiting.