Approved: 16.08.2006

Liz Clifford

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

My practice uses natural forms and landscape as a starting point. I scavenge from the location I am focused on and it is the daily contact with that place that sets the agenda for the work.

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    Biography

    My practice uses natural forms and landscape as a starting point. I scavenge from the location I am focused on and it is the daily contact with that place that sets the agenda for the work.

    CV & Education

      I enjoy the visual connections between the organic and inorganic objects I find on my walks. The impact of the farming and leisure industries on the rural environment and human interventions into wild places.
      Although I make work in my studio I am also interested in how artists work directly in a location using found objects. My practice is materials-led to a great extent and those materials themselves carry associations and make suggestions.
      My recent work stems specifically from a daily walk on an ancient by-way in the Hangers of East Hampshire. The activities of the generations of humans who have used the by-way leave their trace on it in the form of man-made detritus and erosion. I am interested in the provenance of the detritus. For instance, the global journey of hydro-carbons used in the manufacture of parts for vehicles subsequently discarded and ground into the mud of the by-way. By embedding the found objects into lumps of scavenged chalk I am creating a form of archaeology and a metaphor for the passage of time. The GPS coordinates of the finds are embedded both in the chalk and in the drawing I make of each piece.
     

    Qualifications and training

    1981 - Fine Art and Education 4 year B'ed, Homerton College, Cambridge

    Selected Exhibitions

    2017

    Inspired by the Word, Petersfield Museum, Hampshire

    2015

    10 days Chalk, The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, Hampshire

    2014

    Mottisfont Open, National Trust, Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire

    2009

    The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, Hampshire - Hampshire Sculpture Trust

    In To Land, Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury, Berkshire

    2008

    Auf Europaïsche Art, Historischen Rathaus, Warendorf, Germany

    The Winchester Gallery, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, Hampshire - Hampshire Sculpture Trust

    2007

    PAinT Arts Trail, Open Studio, The Avenue, Petersfield, Hampshire

    2000

    Art in the Garden, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire

    Little Gems, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire

    1999

    Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hampshire - solo show

    Women's Work, Willis Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire

    1998

    Open Dialogue, Forest Arts, New Milton, Hampshire

    Voyage around George Staunton, Staunton Country Park, Havant - Hampshire Sculpture Trust

    1997

    Hiding Places, Red House Museum, Christchurch, Dorset - collaboration with Kate Miller

    1996

    Angels and Mechanics - Touring to Riverside Studios, South Hill Park Art Centre, Tullie House - London, Bracknell and Carlisle

    Touchables, Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston, Lincolnshire

    Unfamiliar Familiarity, Winchester Contemporary Art, Hampshire

    1994

    Sculpins, Dartington Arts, Devon - collaboration with Jilly Sutton

    Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London

    1993

    London Group, Barbican Centre, London

    Feast, Hardware Gallery, London

    1992

    Academy Literary Club, London - solo show

    High Water, Omphalos Arts, Sandwich - solo show

    Barbican Arts Group, Sutton House, London

    1991

    St Bartholomew's Hospital, London - solo show

    Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness, Scotland

    Princes Trust, Fifteenth Anniversary, Windsor

    1990

    Burial at Sea, Windsor Arts Centre - solo show

    Submarine Gallery, London - solo show

    Beast, Submarine Gallery, London

    1989

    Barbican Arts Group, Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone

    Reactivart, Submarine Gallery, London

    1988

    Hardware Gallery, London - solo show

    1986

    IPA, London - solo show

    1984

    Clare College, Cambridge - solo show

    1983

    Birdwood House, Totnes, Devon - solo show

    Workshops

    1997 - Workshop leader, Red House Museum, Christchurch, Dorset

    1996 - Workshop leader, Andover Museum, Andover, Hampshire

    Residencies

    1994 - Artist in Residence, St. Dominic's Junior School, Hackney, London

    1991 - Artist in Residence, Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness, Scotland Projects

    1997 - Hiding Places, Red House Museum, Christchurch, Dorset

    Educational experience - primary

    2004 - Art Teacher, Lavant House School, Chichester

    Educational experience - secondary

    2000 - Art Teacher, Ditcham Park School, Petersfield, Hampshire

    2000 - 2002 Art Teacher, Frensham Heights School, Farnham, Surrey

    1987 - 2000 Art Teacher, Westminster School, London

    Educational experience - special needs

    1987 - 2000 PHAB Art workshop leader, Westminster School, London

    Site specific

    2011 - Under The Beeches, public woodland, rural Hampshire