Tuesday 4 August 2015

Elizabeth Tomos

A screen-print by Elizabeth Palmer – known in the art world as Elizabeth Tomos – has been accepted into the National Original Print Exhibition, which is to be held at the Bankside Gallery in London from the 15th to the 27th of September. The same print has also been recently published in the Art in Print journal (Volume 5: July –August 2015).

Elizabeth works for the University as an Academic Practice Tutor within the Centre for Achievement and Performance (CfAP). The screen-print in question, entitled ‘CMYK Registrated Ontology,’ is from a set of prints and a film which examine the relationship between the printmaker, the print process and the print room. Elizabeth explains this work by saying: “The body of the printmaker is ‘registered’ into the print room, mimicking the registration of paper to printing press. Over time, a bodily ontology develops whereby the body and the print process reflect each other in an iterative cycle; the print-maker enacts on the process and the process in turn enacts on the maker. The printed outcomes act as a document of the conversation between (wo)man and machine.”

Elizabeth has also been invited to present her research into Printmaking and Performance at the ‘Redefining Print Symposium’ at Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter Pheonix on the 19th of November alongside Professor Jo Stockham, (Head of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art), John Phillips, (Director of London Print Studio) and Carolyn Black (Flow Projects). Elizabeth added: “Linda Karshan, an internationally renowned artist who has work in collections such as the British Museum, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Tate (amongst others), forms a case study for my research and has also invited me to attend and contribute to an ‘In Conversation’ event held at Satellite Berlin in September to coincide with the opening of her new exhibition ‘Soundings’.”

Elizabeth Tomos' work CMYK Registrated Ontology

For further information, visit Elizabeth’s blog.

Before joining the University, Elizabeth spent four years as an Arts lecturer and course leader in South Wales.

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