After training as a weaver in the States in the mid 70’s, Liz returned to Australia in 1977 and set up a weaving workshop in her house in Rozelle. With assistance from the community arts Board she trained apprentices in her studio and as space became limited she set up a weaving studio with 5 other weavers in Balmain.
It was difficult to survive financially so she was extremely busy working outside the studio as a tutor & community artist. Liz took part in the first Craft Expos in Sydney and Melbourne, and her work was sold in various galleries and craft outlets.
In the earl 80’s Liz started teaching part-time, later full-time, at the University of Wollongong in the textile dept in the School of Creative Arts, later the Faculty of Creative Arts. She found this time to be a wonderful opportunity to work with ideas and the stress of producing to survive was reduced. After teaching for 20 years she retired and was made a University Fellow.
Now she has been enjoying having time to play with materials, travel and do some teaching.
Liz has worked with many different materials producing 2D and 3D works. In 1990 she introduced a book making course into the visual arts and saw that printmaking would be a wonderful skill to have when constructing books. Now she uses her prints in her work, informed by drawings on the many overseas artist residencies she has enjoyed.
Her work is in many collections including the State Library of NSW, the National Library ACT, regional galleries including Goulburn, Wollongong, Mackay and NERAM.
In March 2017 she has a residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, a wonderful place in which to work and meet other like-minded people.
To learn more about Liz and explore her work further please visit her website here.