Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My Work on the Cover 'Signs of Life in the USA'


Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers 


Sonia Maasik , Jack Solomon

Product details

  • Paperback: 710 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford Books; 7 edition (21 Nov 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 031264700X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312647001
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16.3 x 2.8 cm

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My Work in Oddest Bar (as part of Chorlton Arts Festival)




Monday 21 May, 2012 - 19.00-21.00
PREVIEW: Mon 21 May 19–21.00 
EXHIBITION: Thu 3 – Wed 30 May  

Supermarket trolleys as you have never seen them before!

As part of Liz’s colour research she builds collections using invented systems, often relating to a certain colour. In the ‘Trolley’ photographs she has experimented with building collections of block colour in the supermarket, a place where colour is in abundance, in order to understand how colour may look in mass.

Come and smile as you see a shopping trolley acting as an artist’s canvas.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

'Still Here' - Exhibition at Untitled BCN, Barcelona


In case you happen to be in Barcelona next week, this exciting exhibition opens which includes my work:

Opens 26 May. Runs 27th May - 6th June
untitledBCN has recently undergone renovations to the space and now present a project of several exhibitions in one, in this markedly pessimistic time these artists continue creating  .... Still Here. The group exhibition includes the work of artists from Estonia, Germany, England, Japan and Spain.

Untitled BCN
c / Topazi 14

Monday, 21 May 2012

Thank You

Thank you to the following people who kindly donated £10 or more towards Chroma through my Sponsume appeal, I managed to raise just over £500 which will really help with my solo exhibition:
Clare Cochrane
Naomi Kendrick
Jon Cronshaw
Shabana Basheer
D V Cole
Diana Harmer
Karen Boulton
Tracey Hebron
Paul Watson
Kevin Bradshaw
Suzanne Bradshaw
Suzanne Foster
Laura Maley
Andrea Marshall
Michele Pouncey
Helen Hyde

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


TITLE: Chroma

WHAT: Solo Exhibition by Manchester-based artist Liz West 

WHERE: BLANKSPACE, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester, M15 6AW  
WHEN: 6 – 29 July 2012 (Exhibition Launch: 5 July, 18:00-21:00)

Visitors to BLANKSPACE gallery in Manchester will be able to add a splash of colour to their lives when a new, special exhibition opens this July for one month only. 
Running from Friday 6 July until Sunday 29 July, Chroma will be Manchester artist Liz West’s first major solo exhibition, celebrating her ambitious new work. 

Liz began accumulating coloured objects from the age of seven when she started collecting bottles of bright nail varnish and arranging them in the order of the spectrum on her bedroom windowsill. So began an obsession, which over the last twenty years has seen Liz collect a huge variety of purely coloured objects.
Amongst the work on show at BLANKSPACE gallery off Oxford Road, a horizontal form cuts through four rooms interacting with colour, light and space. Opposite, an opening in the fabric of the space affords the viewer a glimpse into a chamber of infinite objects. 

Artist Liz West said:
“I am thrilled about my solo exhibition taking place at BLANKSPACE gallery, as I am now at a point in my artistic career where I feel eager and ready to develop more ambitious, large scale work.” 

Following Liz’s successful group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Northern Futures Awards 2010 (People’s Choice Winner) and the Celeste Art Prize (New York), she has now received an Arts Council England award to support Chroma, allowing brand new work to be brought into reality. 

Blank Media Collective Lead Curator, Kate Charlton said:
“Chroma will be a great start to the summer as this playful and colourful exhibition transforms BLANKSPACE like never before. Whether you are trained in the visual arts or just know what you like, this free exhibition is sure to trigger the imagination.” 

Chroma is curated by Blank Media Collective and is kindly supported by Arts Council England, ASK Developments, Sandbar and Full Circle Arts. Admission to the exhibition will be free. Accompanying the exhibition will be a limited edition exhibition catalogue. 

For further information about BLANKSPACE gallery visit the website at www.blankmediacollective.org. To catch more of Liz West’s work be sure to check out her website at www.liz-west.com and follow Liz and Chroma on Twitter: #ChromaExhibition & @LizWest_Art. 

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BLANKSPACE, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester, M15 6AW
Friday 6 – Sunday 29 July 2012 (Exhibition Launch: Thursday 5 July 2012, 18:00-21:00) Exhibition opening times: Wednesday-Sunday: 11am-5pm | Thursday: 11am-7pm

Further Information
Liz West
Liz West was born in Manchester in 1985. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2007, where she studied BA (Hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art. In 2010 Liz was shortlisted for the
London Photography Award and also the prestigious Northern Futures Awards, winning the People’s Choice Award. More recently Liz was shortlisted for the Woolgather Art Prize 2011 in Leeds and selected for Expectations exhibition and Celeste Art Prize, both in New York. She has exhibited in the CUBE Open, Centre for the Urban Built Environment Manchester and in the Pedder Photography Exhibition, Bigger Picture Gallery London. Other exhibitions include Ambience of Play; greenroom Manchester, At Play 3; South Hill Park Arts Centre, Collagerie; Stew Gallery Norwich, Reduction; Broadcasting House Leeds and Colour; Beldam Gallery London. West Lives and works in Manchester.

Media Contact
For further information, interviews and high-resolution images please contact Mark Devereux, Blank Media Collective Director & Head of Exhibitions
Email: mark@blankmediacollective.org
Phone: 0161 222 6164 | 07739 026504