Elizabeth Willing


Elizabeth Willing – MAVA Pathfinders recipient 2022

Congratulations to Elizabeth Willing who has just been announced as the recipient of the Metro Arts Brisbane MAVA Pathfinders, a 12 month paid residency, including studio space, materials, workshop and professional development

The residency supports three Queensland mid-career artists to explore entrepreneurial opportunities. Elizabeth will be developing ideas and prototypes for sculptural and large public artworks with accompanying audience participation and performance elements.

ON VIEW: Elizabeth Willing Forced Rhubarb exhibition featuring handprinted and embroidered linens and a major floorwork installation continues at Tolarno Galleries until 18 June 2022.

Images: Portrait of Elizabeth Willing, courtesy University of Queensland, photo by Simon Woods.
Detail from Flower of Beer 2021 linen, cotton, thread, acrylic paint 108 x 106 cm. This linen features a pressing of St Johns Wort, a deep purple antidepressant – the oils leech from yellow flowers and buds. Flower of beer is a term for the yeast interaction, or the foam of beer. The work considers the blending drugs and alcohol as an anxiolytic.