…is a curator, writer and researcher specialising in interaction, audience experience and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. She holds a curatorial practice-based PhD on the audience experience of interactive art.
Her current project is Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art, curated in collaboration with Bec Dean. The exhibition is on show at Sydney’s Performance Space from 15 April -14 May, 2011. Awfully Wonderful presents new and existing work by twelve Australian artists including time machines, hand made robots, meteorological instruments, interplanetary communication devices, a mars gravity simulator, wearable technologies and apocalyptic visions. Click here for more details.
Previous curatorial projects include the Mirror States exhibition at Campbelltown Art Gallery, Sydney and MIC in 2008. She was curator and co-organiser of the research project Thinking Through the Body, funded by the Australia Council. In 2007 she was researcher in residence at the Daniel Langlois Foundation in Montreal. Between 2004-2006 Lizzie was founding curator of Beta_space; a dedicated venue for exhibiting “prototypes” of interactive artworks at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Between 1999 and 2004 Lizzie was Digital Arts Producer for the Junction Art Centre , Cambridge, UK during which time she commissioned and produced a number of art works, including performances, interactive installations and public art. Key projects include the digital arts festival Respond in 2002 produced in partnership with Future Physical and CUMIS and the New Technology Arts Fellowships, a series of interdisciplinary research residencies with Crucible and Kettles Yard Gallery in 2002/3
In the field of funding and policy development Lizzie has worked for the National Endowment of Science Technology and the Arts and for Arts Council England.
Selected committee positions include Co-Chair of the Symposium Engage: Interaction, Art and Audience Experience, Nov 2006, steering group of the conference New Constellations: Art, Science and Society , at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney March 2006, Chair of the panel for the BAFTA Interactive Art Award in 2003 and member of the New Vision Group for Trans Europe Halles (European network of multidisciplinary art centres) in 2003