Elizabeth Willing is a Brisbane based visual artist. In 2009 she completed her honours in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and in 2019 completed a Masters of Fine Art (research) at Queensland University of Technology.
In 2014-15 Elizabeth was the recipient of the Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien one-year residency. Furthermore Elizabeth has undertaken residencies at Helsinki International Art Program HIAP, New England Regional Art Museum Armidale, Museum of Brisbane, and a one year residency at Metro Arts Brisbane. In 2019 Elizabeth partnered with the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) to undertake a three month residency in Adelaide with the Australian Wine Research institute.
Elizabeth has undertaken professional development mentorships in New York with Janine Antoni (2011), with the Experimental Food Society in London (2012) and then with Thomas Rentmeister in Berlin (2014).
Exhibitions and concept meals have been held in Australia and overseas at Tolarno Galleries Melbourne, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Trapholt Museum of Art and Design Denmark, Tinguely Museum Basel, and Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane.
Awards and grants include Australia Council Project funding (2016 and 2017), Arts Queensland Funding (2011, 2019 and 2022), the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship (2013), a JUMP mentoring Scholarship (2010), and the Melville Haysom Scholarship through QAGOMA (2010).
Elizabeth’s work has been written about in magazines Eyeline, Vault, Art Collector, Appetite, Artlink, Imprint and online forums Art Fridge, Vice, Raven Contemporary and Critical Mass. She was also notably included in recent publications the Oxford companion to Food, EAT ME, and Experimental Eating.
Born 1988, Victoria Australia
Elizabeth is represented by Tolarno Galleries Melbourne
2008-2013 Co-Director Accidentally Annie St Space, Queensland.
Masters Fine Art, Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology.
Work placement with Thomas Rentmeister for four months in Berlin.
Work placement with Experimental Food Society in London working for 3 weeks. Time spent in experimental food psychology lab at Oxford under Professor Charles Spence and with food designer Fernando Laposse.
Professional development mentorship with Janine Antoni for 8 weeks, New York.
Honours Program Fine Arts (visual art), Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Fine Arts (visual art), Queensland University of Technology
Urban Art Projects UAP Brisbane, 2 weeks
MAVA Metro Arts Studio residency, 12 months
Toowoomba Grammar School, 1 month
Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane, 1 month
Australian Wine Research Institute Adelaide facilitated by Australian Network of Art and Technology (ANAT). 3 months
New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale 1 month
Residency Helsinki International Art Program (HIAP) 1.5 months
Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien residency Berlin 12 months
Metro Arts Artist in Residence 12 months, Brisbane
VACS Major Commissioning Fund, Australia Council.
Australia Council Project Funding
Metro Arts MAVA fellowship. One year fellowship.
Arts Queensland funding.
Arts Queensland funding for the delivery of national and international exhibition and residency projects.
Australia Council Project Funding for the development of national and international exhibition projects.
Australia Council Project Funding for the development of new Dessert performances.
NAVA Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship
Arts Queensland Individual professional development grant.
Australia Council Artstart funding
NAVA Australian Artists Grant
Arts Queensland Career Development funding
Youth Arts Queensland JUMP Mentoring program
Melville Haysom Scholarship awarded by Queensland Art Gallery.
Robert and Kay Bryan/ Jack Manton Art Award.
Roost. Judy Wheeler Commission. Perth Institute of Contemporary Art PICA. Perth
Open Studio. Queensland Art Gallery QAGOMA. Brisbane
Forced Rhubarb. Tolarno Galleries. Melbourne
Sliver. Museum of Brisbane. February
Pith. Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. November
Through the Mother. University of Queensland Art Museum. September
Empty Inside. Kuiper Artspace. Brisbane. May
Kernel (Final MFA exhibition). Frank Moran Gallery. QUT Brisbane. February.
Strawberry Thief. Melbourne Art Fair for Tolarno Galleries Melbourne
Impossible Guest. New England Regional Art Museum, New South Wales
Guava Season. Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
Banquet. BCM Crucible gallery, Brisbane.
With the table in mind. Side gallery, Brisbane.
Between Courses. Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane.
Shades of Yellow. Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin, Germany.
Leaving the Table. Boxcopy. Margaret St Brisbane.
Gut Feeling. Metro Arts. 109 Edward St Brisbane.
Short-lived. Metro Arts as part of the Free Range festival, Brisbane. 1-26 June 2009.
Swallow. QUT Art Museum: 2 George St Brisbane, Queensland. 22 April-31 May.
Artificial Sweetener. QUT Art Museum: 2 George st Brisbane, Queensland. 2-27 April.
SPECIAL PROJECTS: Concept meals
The Wolfe collaboration, 12 months, available to the public.
Land in Motion – Caloundra Regional Gallery and Spicers Retreats Montville. In collaboration with Chef Chris Hagan.
UQ Dinners (Through the Mother). UQ Art museum in collaboration with chef Josue Lopez
Anxiolytic. Institute of Modern Art Brisbane
‘We Who Eat Together’, Collaboration with chef Josue Lopez, GOMA restaurant
Dessert III. Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane.
Dessert II. Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Dessert. 8 Musgrave St West End Brisbane.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(upcoming) I’ve got a Feeling. Museum of Fine Arts Angers, France
(upcoming) Aftertaste. Fairfield City Art Gallery. Sydney
Motherhood. Carpark: Milani Gallery. Brisbane
Slow Churn. The Condensery. Toogoolawah, Queensland
All my friends are (leaving) returning to Brisbane. Outer Space, Brisbane.
STILL. Coffs harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales.
Amuse Bouche: The Taste of Art. Tinguely Museum, Basel.
A Fierce Hope. Adderton. Brisbane.
The Things We Do Together. MCA Art Bar curated by Lara Merrit. Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.
CODE Art Fair. Art Fridge. Copenhagen, Denmark.
EAT ME. Trapholt museum of Art and Design, Denmark.
Tastes Like Sunshine. Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane.
Resort. Art on James, Brisbane.
Churchie Art Prize finalist exhibition. QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist exhibition.
Less. The Laundry curated by Lisa Bryan-Brown. Brisbane.
Shape of Things to Come: The Anniversary Show. The Block QUT.
Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Exhibition. UNSW Galleries, Sydney.
Paper Works III. Brenda May Gallery. Sydney, Australia.
Group show. Australian Embassy. Berlin, Germany.
Mouthfeel. Brenda May Gallery. Curated by Meg Fizell. Sydney Australia.
Subtropic Complex. James Street via IMA Brisbane.
Sugar, Sugar. Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
NAVA Travelling Scholarship exhibition. COFA art gallery, Sydney
Churchie Art Prize Finalist Exhibition. Griffith Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Art + food: Beyond the still life. Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Going South. Screen Space, Melbourne.
Fresh Produce. Next Wave Festival. Queen Victoria Markets Melbourne.
Safari. The Rocks Sydney.
Body Transgress. Metro Arts studio 2.10. Brisbane. 26th October.
Subdivision. Level ARI. James street Brisbane. June.
Fresh Cut. Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. 7 August- 25 September.
The Ultimate Time Lapse Megamix. Next Wave Festival. Federation Square, Melbourne. 20-23 May
Free Range. Metro Arts. 109 Edward St Brisbane. 1-26 June.
2High Festival: Powerhouse Museum, New Farm, Queensland. 13-14 November.
Hand Made Strange. Artisan: 381 Brunswick st Fortitude Valley. 5 Febuary-4 April.
Judy Wheeler Commission, PICA
Hummingbird House Memorial Commission
Metro Arts public window curtain commission
Public window façade University of Queensland Art Museum
Brisbane City Council, William Jolly bridge projection.
Institute of Modern Art. Winter Gala artwork edition commission.
Museum of Brisbane Hutton Lane Lightbox public art project commission
Museum of Brisbane Platform public art commission.
Griffith Review. Gut Instinct: The Art of Consumption. Image essay and interview with Carody Culver
Un Magazine. Fast Food. 15.2 Pg 68-79. Written By Kyle Weiss
Vault. January issue. Elizabeth Willing: The Art of Hosting. Written by Hamish Sawyer link
Financial Review Magazine. The Art of Fermentation. Written by Max Allen link
Artlink. December issue Food bowl. Elizabeth Willing: The Shelf Life of Food, By Andrew Stephens. link
Art Collector Magazine. July- Sep 2018. Good Taste pg 168-173. Written by Jo Higgins. Link
Art Guide Australia. July August 2018. Birth of the Fair. pg 60-64. Written by Varia Karipoff.
Christies International Real Estate. The Taste Makers by Claire Limpus. Pg 60-64. link
Imprint. Books Unbound. Vol 51 No 4. Pg 18-21. Link
Runway. Gastroporn: The Sexualised Eater. Meg Fizell. Print.
BE. Cake, Cubes, Creativity. Karin Schulze. Print. Issue #22. pg 8-15.
Artfridge. Interview: Elizabeth Willing. Online. Link
VICE. Die Kunstlerin Elizabeth Willing schleckt maiswurmchen bis die zunge schmerzt. (Deutsch). Online. Link
Raven Contemporary. Savouring the Moment. Online. March 10. Link
Imprint. Squashings, pressings and stains. Print. Vol50 No1. p26
Experimental Eating. Black Dog publishing. Print. pg 130-131.
The Oxford Companion to Food. Oxford companions. Alan Davidson. Print. Pg 39.
Sliding Door limited edition print curated by Brooke Ferguson distributed through Boxcopy.
Appetite. November 2013. Sugary masterpieces. Print. pg 44-47.
Art almanac. October 2013. Sugar, sugar. Print. pg 46-47.
Antipasto magazine. Issue 11. Eyes on Food. Print.