Thursday, 22 August 2013

Summer Newsletter


Being commissioned to make a new piece of work for this year’s Barnaby Festival was a great start to my summer. Thank you so much to those who make the journey to see the work and support me.

For those of you who couldn't make it to Macclesfield to see the work, photographs of the work can be seen here: Barnaby photos. It was decided that the work would be kept at the Grosvenor Centre after the festival had finished. The piece will be exhibited until the 15 September when it will move to my Manchester exhibition.

I was awarded an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award is May this year. Since I have been busy working on a new body of work (including drawings and works on paper!). The new work will be shown at Piccadilly Place in my solo presentation On Brown & Violet Grounds. Don’t miss it!


Solo Presentation  |  On Brown & Violet Grounds
25 September – 2 October

On Brown &Violet Grounds is a new body of works by Liz West exploring her fascination with exuberant colour, sculptural form and intense light. Alongside a series of new light-based installations, West will also be exhibiting works on paper for the first time. Using un-conventional industrial and man-made materials, such as: electrical tape, aluminum and mirror, these pieces echo many of the materials utilized within her installation work. West’s two-dimensional explorations are driving new ideas within her practice and signal an important development from the successful colour-drenched Chamber series. 

Coinciding with The Manchester Contemporary, On Brown & Violet Grounds has been produced as a result of Liz West’s research and development award from Arts Council England. Further works on paper will be exhibited within West’s studio as part of this year’s Rogue Open Studios. 

Open 1-9pm daily and by appointment

Piccadilly Place
Unit 4C/D
M1 3BS

Exhibition  |  Rogue Open Studios 2013
Opening 27th September. Continues 28 – 29 September

Join me 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.

Liz will be showing new works on paper in her studio as a continuation to her work on show at Piccadilly Place. For more information, including opening times please visit:

Rogue Artists' Studios & Project Space
66-72 Chapeltown Street
M1 2WH

Event  |  Bury Light Night
11 October

I am thrilled to be working with The Hamilton Project for Bury Light Night 2013. I will reconfigure my work ‘Consumed’ responding site-specifically to a space in the middle of the town centre.

Bury Light Night is a one night event that last year attracted 28,000 visitors into the Bury town centre to experience light art, culture, live music and artisan markets. 

Book  |  The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture
Published in February 2014
Liz West will be published in a new publication written by award winning artist and an associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors; Jac Scott. ‘The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture’ will include 30 international artists and be published by The Crowood Press Ltd in February. 

Other artists to be featured are: Andre Woodward, Catherine Bertola, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Liliana Porter, Mary Giehl, Marilene Oliver, Pascale Pollier, Kate MccGwire, Niko Neelova, Michael Shaw, YaYa Chou, Yuebin Gong, Peter Freeman, Paul Moss, Rachel Allen, Eliza Bennett, Awst & Walther, Andrew Burton, Noam Ben-Javov, Ricardo O'Nascimento, Stelios Manganis, Mark Houghton, Janet Curley-Cannon, Cath Keay, Liz West, David Alesworth, Dorcas Casey and Andrea Hasler.                  

Blog  |  Have you read our blog yet?
Liz West and Alana Tyson met at World Event Young Artists in Nottingham as two participating visual artists. After spending 10 days together, they formed a close friendship and joint interest in the future of each other’s careers. Both share many interests, one being obsessive behaviour, which is often implemented in the making of their work.

Liz and Alana share their thoughts on this blog, discussing future exhibitions/works and inviting other artists to join in. 


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