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Colour Illuminated: Liz West in Conversation with Kaia Charles


NOW Gallery continues its digital talk series exploring colour in contemporary artistic practice through the works of British artist Liz West. 

Known for creating immersive environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light, Liz West’s work is an ongoing exploration of human colour perception and light fields, aiming to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer. West has recently been commissioned by Greenwich Peninsula to create ‘Hundreds and Thousands’, a spatial light work that wraps the glass balustrades of the Tide in a kaleidoscopic ribbon of colour.

During this one hour in conversation curator Kaia Charles will explore West’s sophisticated use of colour and light, childhood memories and the artist’s special collection of extraordinary memorabilia. 

About Liz West 

Liz West (b. 1985) is a British artist who graduated from Glasgow School of Art and whose body of work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture, and wall-based artwork. 

West has been commissioned worldwide by institutions and organisations including Natural History Museum, National Trust, National Science and Media Museum, London Design Festival, Natural England, Allied London, Grosvenor, British Land, Salford University, Leftcoast, Allenheads Contemporary Arts and Bristol Biennial. 

Liz West’s work has been included in exhibitions with St Albans Museum + Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Chester Cathedral, Compton Verney, Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Cornerhouse, Brunel University, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK Young Artists and Royal British Society of Sculptors in the UK, as well as internationally in Italy, Dubai, France, Germany, Spain, India and USA.

Image Credit: Charles Emerson


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