Lizzie Kimbley is a textile designer and artist working with woven textiles. Walking and a connection to place form the narrative behind her work. She enjoys the parallels between walking and weaving; how the slowness and movement of walking are echoed in the repetition and rhythms of the weaving process making both a mindful and meditative practice. Walking in the beautiful Norfolk landscape, Lizzie gathers plants for natural dye and makes drawings in response to the textures and patterns within the landscape. These colours and drawings combine with experimental play with found materials to inform her woven work.

 

Conscious of the volume of waste sent to landfill each year and the need to value our natural resources, Lizzie explores responsible textiles and circular design. She works with only natural materials, often those that are locally found or re-purposed from other design processes. From the outset of each project, she considers the life cycle of materials to create work that can be reclaimed or will biodegrade so no waste is left behind.

AWARDS

2020    Crafts Council Hothouse 2020 participant

 

2018    Bradford Textile Society, The British Wool Award, 3rd prize

 

2017    Dubery Brogden East Anglia Art Fund Scholarship

 

             Top 50 Texprint

2016    Bradford Textile Society, The Woolmark Company Award, 1st prize

            The Angela Houston Award for Textiles

2015    Bradford Textile Society, The Clothworkers' Foundation Award, 2nd prize

            The Angela Houston Award for Textiles

EXHIBITIONS

2020    Woven Waters, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral 

 

2019    MA Show, NUA, Norwich

 

            Sir John Hurt Art Prize, Auden Theatre, Holt, Norfolk

            Cley19: Borderlines, St Margaret's Church, Cley, Norfolk

 

            Bishop's Art Prize 2019, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral

 

            MA and Other Postgraduates 2019, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

 

            Two Lives in Colour, East Gallery, Norwich

 

2018    Connection: Open, Wells Maltings, Norfolk

 

2017    New Designers, London

 

            Degree Show, NUA, Norwich

            Made, Craftco, Southwold

PRESS

The Earth Issue, Conscious Textiles feature

 

Warp and Weft Field Notes, Interview

EDUCATION

2019    Norwich University of the Arts, MA Textile Design with distinction

 

2017    Norwich University of the Arts, BA Textile Design: First Class

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