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Lizzie Finn starts new residency with BA Graphic Design Communication


Written by
Gavin Freeborn
Published date
19 April 2016

Lizzie Finn has recently joined our BA Graphic Design Communication course as practitioner in residence. Lizzie is an illustrator with a background in graphic design for the fashion and music industries. Her prescient and inventive use of textile materials in the context of visual communication has attracted clients including Vitra, Vogue, Channel 4 and The Victoria & Albert Museum.

Lizzie has exhibited her work internationally and has been invited to speak at design conferences in Tokyo, Sydney, Oslo and Steven’s Point, Wisconsin. She has run workshops related to her practice at Fabrica in Italy and Ecal in Switzerland. She is also course leader of MA Illustration at London College of Communication.

Eggs by Lizzie Finn - Photo by Tom Brown

Eggs by Lizzie Finn – Photo by Tom Brown

Finn’s residency beginning in March will be situated in the Graphic Design Communication studios at Chelsea. Her continued interest in creating images which incorporate a convergence of graphic design and textile art will be further explored through her studio practice and aligned workshop. She will be constructing a series of assemblages in fabric, thread and other materials. Finn invites her practice during this time with us to be considered for its potential in contemporary visual communication context and as both a critique and celebration of female representation in graphic art in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Woman With Blue Glasses by Lizzie Finn

Woman With Blue Glasses by Lizzie Finn

As part of the residency some of the Graphic Design Communication students will be invited to reflect on their own practice by way of experimentation with materials and process associated with other art and design disciplines and to consider the physical making process within an increasingly digital context of visual communication. Lizzie’s own work and the results of the student workshops will be exhibited later this year at Chelsea. This is the first residency at BA Graphic Design Communication and we welcome Lizzie to our creative community and look forward to working with her.

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