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Elizabeth Willing is an Australian visual artist. In 2009 she completed her honours in Fine Arts (Visual Arts) and is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art (research) at Queensland University of Technology

In 2014 Elizabeth was the recipient of the Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien one-year residency. Furthermore Elizabeth has undertaken a two month residency at Helsinki International Art Program HIAP and a one year residency at Metro Arts Brisbane.

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).

Solo exhibitions and dining performances have been held in Australia and overseas at Tolarno Galleries Melbourne, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, and Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane.

Awards and grants include Australia Council Project funding (2016), the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship (2013), Australia Council Artstart grant (2012), a JUMP mentoring Scholarship (2010), and the Melville Haysom Scholarship through QAGOMA (2010).

Elizabeth’s work has been written about in magazines Eyeline, Antipasto, Art Almanac, Appetite, 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, and Experimental Eating.

Born: 1988, Victoria Australia

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2008-2013 Co-Director Accidentally Annie St Space, Queensland.

EDUCATION

2017 

MFA Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology

2014

Work placement with Thomas Rentmeister for four months in Berlin.

2012

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.

2011

Professional development mentorship with Janine Antoni for 8 weeks, New York.

2009

Honours Program Fine Arts (visual art), Queensland University of Technology

2006-2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts (visual art), Queensland University of Technology

RESIDENCIES

2017 

(Upcoming November) New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale 1 month

2015

Residency Helsinki International Art Program (HIAP) 1.5 months

2014

Australia Council Kunstlerhaus Bethanien residency Berlin 12 months

2013

Metro Arts Artist in Residence 12 months, Brisbane

GRANTS/FUNDING/PRIZES

2017

Australia Council Project Funding for the development of national and international exhibition projects.

2016     

Australia Council Project Funding for the development of new Dessert performances.

2013

NAVA Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship

Arts Queensland Individual professional development grant.

2012

Australia Council Artstart funding

NAVA Australian Artists Grant

2011

Arts Queensland Career Development funding

Youth Arts Queensland JUMP Mentoring program

2010

Melville Haysom Scholarship awarded by Queensland Art Gallery.

2009

Robert and Kay Bryan/ Jack Manton Art Award.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 

Guava Season. Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

2016

Banquet. BCM Crucible gallery, Brisbane.

With the table in mind. Side gallery, Brisbane.

2015

Between Courses. Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane.

Shades of Yellow. Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin, Germany.

2013

Leaving the Table. Boxcopy. Margaret St Brisbane.

2012

Gut Feeling. Metro Arts. 109 Edward St Brisbane.

2010

Short-lived. Metro Arts as part of the Free Range festival, Brisbane. 1-26 June 2009.

2009

Swallow. QUT Art Museum: 2 George St Brisbane, Queensland. 22 April-31 May.

2008

Artificial Sweetener. QUT Art Museum: 2 George st Brisbane, Queensland. 2-27 April.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2016/2017

‘We Who Eat Together’, Collaboration with chef Josue Lopez, GOMA restaurant

2015

Dessert III. Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane.

2013   

Dessert II. Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

Dessert. 8 Musgrave St West End Brisbane.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                       

CODE Art Fair. Art Fridge. Copenhagen, Denmark

EAT ME. Trapholt museum of Art and Design, Denmark.

Tastes Like Sunshine. Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane.

2016     

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

2015 

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.

2014 

Subtropic Complex. James Street via IMA Brisbane.

2013

Sugar, Sugar. Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

NAVA Travelling Scholarship exhibition. COFA art gallery, Sydney

Churchie Art Prize Finalist Exhibition. Griffith Art Gallery, Brisbane.

2012

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.

2011

Body Transgress. Metro Arts studio 2.10. Brisbane. 26th October.

Subdivision. Level ARI. James street Brisbane. June.

2010

Fresh Cut. Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. 7 August- 25 September.

Invitational. Level ARI. 11 Stratton St Newstead, Qld. 10 June – 23 July.

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.

To Heat, To Freeze, To Prick. the Wandering Room ARI. 99 Melbourne St South Brisbane. 12 February- 9 march.

2009

Two for me none for you. No Frills* ARI. 109 Edward St Brisbane. 28th November.

Pashing Seatbelts- BFA Visual Art Honours graduate exhibition: The Block, QUT Kelvin Grove, Queensland. 5 November.

Pashing Seatbelts- BFA Visual Art Honours graduate exhibition: Accidentally Annie St Space, Auchenflower, Queensland. 6 November.

2High Festival: Powerhouse Museum, New Farm, Queensland. 13-14 November.

Recessional Art and Other Strategies: 17 McLauchlan St The Valley, Queensland. hosted by InBetweenSpaces. 4 July.

POW: Accidentally Annie St Space, Auchenflower Qld. 19 June.

Sketchpad: The Block, QUT Kelvin Grove. 6 April- 26 April.

Hand Made Strange. Artisan: 381 Brunswick st Fortitude Valley. 5 Febuary-4 April.

The Shape of Things to Come: The Block, QUT Kelvin Grove. 1 February- 31 March.

COMISSIONS

2016    

Institute of Modern Art. Winter Gala artwork edition commission.

2012

Museum of Brisbane Hutton Lane Lightbox public art project commission

2011

Museum of Brisbane Platform public art commission.

SELECTED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

2017 

GOMA Talks. Guilty Pleasure.

2016

Gallery of Modern Art. ‘GOMA Turns 10’ student Workshop

Institute of Modern Art. Dessert by Elizabeth Willing

2015            

Institute of Modern Art. Teachers Day Artist presentation

2014 

Contemporary Food Lab Berlin, workshop development and delivery

Gallery of Modern Art, Next Wave program, workshop development and delivery for teens

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016       

Imprint. Books Unbound. Vol 51 No 4. Pg 18-21. Link

Runway. Gastroporn: The Sexualised Eater. Meg Fizell. Print.

2015

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

2014

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.

2013

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.

2013

Eyeline no.75 pg 93. Review of group show Art on James (Subdivision@Level)

Critical Mass Online. Gut Feeling Review

Artguide July/August pg 44. Image publication

Artlink vol 32 #3 pg 65