insideKENT Magazine Issue 101 - September 2020 | Page 8
KENT ARTIST PROFILE:
© Daniel Allison
TRAINED AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, LECTURER AT
UNIVERSITY OF THE CREATIVE ARTS AND THE COACHWORKS’
INAUGURAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LIZ WILSON IS ON A
MISSION TO EDUCATE AND INSPIRE.
Congratulations on becoming
Coachworks’ first ever artist in
residence, what led to your
I first heard about the residency
opportunity through the Arts Council
England website. I was immediately
drawn to the commission because of
the historical context of Coachworks
and its links to the industrial revolution,
which is a reoccurring exploration
within my practice.
If you had to define your art,
how would you describe what
Working across the boundaries of
moving image, sound, print, and
sculpture, my practice explores the
relationships between industrialisation,
technologies and print; in particular
the beginning of automation and how
this is altering our relationships with
technology. I am fascinated in the
human-machine relationship of both
‘conductor’ and ‘orchestra’ and how
these performative roles manifest
themselves during the process of
How did you become an artist?
From an early age creativity has been an integral part of my everyday life.
Becoming an artist has been a gradual process for me, I have been incredibly
fortunate to have studied at various art schools, most recently at the Royal College
of Art. These experiences have led me to cultivate a practice over time, which
is constantly evolving.
What medium does your artwork take most of the time, and why do
you think it takes this form?
I enjoy working across a range of mediums as it provides me with a conduit to
bring together elements to generate immersive and experiential environments
for an audience. I take pleasure experimenting with new processes and techniques
to draw parallels with my research. Only recently the use of sound within my
work has re-emerged and this is something I would like to explore and develop