Being commissioned to make a new piece of work to exhibit at Cornerhouse was a great way to start the year. For those of you who couldn't make it to the exhibition FOUR in Manchester, photographs of the work can be seen here:
I have since been commissioned to make a new site-specific work, this time for Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival. Lots more information about that below. With recent news of my successful Arts Council England funding award, it's shaping up to be quite a year!
Grants for the Arts Funding
Liz West is delighted to announce that last week she has been awarded her second Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England. This will aid the research and development of a new body of work; funding her practice for another year.
The new work will be shown at this year's Rogue Open Studios (see below for more details) and in other venues across the North. Information will be posted on the website shortly. Keep checking back for updates!
Private View 14th June. Continues 15th - 30th June
Liz West has been invited to make a new site-specific work 'Consumed' for this year's Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield. West will take over an empty shop unit in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre to create a sensory experience using arrangements of found materials and consumer goods. In the work, objects will be arranged in orders and enclosed within constructed containers to form compacted colour masses, simultaneously reinventing the objects' identities whilst questioning how we categorise everyday items.
West is influenced by the process of collecting, her work specifically relates to the desire to gather and assemble objects, using colour and light to transform everyday things into new sculptural forms.
Barnaby has recently been awarded a grant from Arts Council England for this series of site-specific art commissions in Macclesfield. The grant enables nationally acclaimed artists such as Rachel Goodyear, Liz West, Hilary Jack and the artist collective Brass Art to showcase new site-specific commissions for Barnaby this year.
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Rogue Open Studios
Launch 27th September. Continues 28th – 29th September.
Join us for the opening night of Rogue Open Studios, continuing over the whole weekend. Open Studios allows you a peek behind the doors (or curtains) of over 90 artists at work.
Once a year Rogue opens it’s doors to the public in it’s Open Studios event inviting fellow artists, curators and the general public to access all areas of the studios while affording members an opportunity to exhibit and offer work for sale.
This year's Rogue Open Studios is over the weekend of September 28th/29th with the opening party on Friday September 27th... Looking forward to seeing you then.
Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space
66-72 Chapeltown Street