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
2008-2013 Co-Director Accidentally Annie St Space, Queensland.
MFA 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
(Upcoming November) 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
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.
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.
‘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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SELECTED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
GOMA Talks. Guilty Pleasure.
Gallery of Modern Art. ‘GOMA Turns 10’ student Workshop
Institute of Modern Art. Dessert by Elizabeth Willing
Institute of Modern Art. Teachers Day Artist presentation
Contemporary Food Lab Berlin, workshop development and delivery
Gallery of Modern Art, Next Wave program, workshop development and delivery for teens
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.
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