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Lizzie Kimbley is a textile designer and artist based in Norfolk in the UK. She creates woven textiles for galleries, public and private spaces.
She started her practice in 2019 after an MA in Textile Design at Norwich University of the Arts and was selected for Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme in 2020.
Conscious of the volume of waste sent to landfill and incineration each year, and the need to value our natural resources Lizzie explores responsible textiles and circular design. She has a material-led approach often using natural found materials or those leftover from other design processes.
Lizzie takes inspiration from her daily walks in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. She gathers plants for natural dye and makes drawings in response to the colours, textures and patterns found in nature. She enjoys the parallels between walking and weaving; for her the slowness and movement of walking are echoed in the repetition and rhythms of the weaving process making each a mindful and meditative practice.
Design Nation: Our Journey, The Hub, Sleaford
The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London
The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham
Cley 21 Nowhere, Cley, Norfolk
A Celebration of Weave, Diss Corn Hall, Norfolk
The Collection, Jaggedart, London
Rapt Beauty Wrapped, Jaggedart, London
Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award (shortlisted), online exhibition
Woven Waters, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
MA Degree Show, Norwich University of the Arts
Sir John Hurt Art Prize (shortlisted), Auden Theatre, Holt, Norfolk
Cley19: Borderlines, St Margaret’s Church, Cley, Norfolk
Bishop’s Art Prize (shortlisted), The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
MA & Other Postgraduates 2019, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
Two Lives in Colour, East Gallery, Norwich
New Designers, London
Degree Show, Norwich University of the Arts
Developing Your Creative Practice, Arts Council England
Crafts Council’s Hothouse
Dubery Brogden East Anglia Art Fund Scholarship
P/T Lecturer - Textile Design, Norwich University of the Arts
2017 - 2019
MA Textile Design (Distinction) - Norwich University of the Arts
2014 - 2017
BA (Hons) Textile Design (1st) - Norwich University of the Arts