Elizabeth Murton

Elizabeth Murton’s art practice explores the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the complicated and awe-inspiring world we live in –whether through religion, philosophy or science.  The work reveals the dynamic nature of life’s entanglements through abstract drawings and sculptures.  

This manifests through the materials: the tension across fibres to maintain their structures; small vessels like baskets which nurture, contain and hold; fabric and yarn folding, unfolding, wrapping; knots, such as in large undulating fishing nets, unravelling as tensions dissipate. The artist seeks to excavate alternative stories about knowledge assumptions – probing us to ask questions and embrace positive change. 
Instagram: @elizabeth.murton  
Since graduating from Goldsmiths Elizabeth works in different contexts including exhibitions, commissions and residencies. Select commissions include Artist & The Machine Day, Barbican (2019); Can, Deptford X (2010); Module installation for Origin, Crafts Council, Somerset House (2009). The artist is interested in academic research, which has led to projects such as a solo show at University of Hertfordshire (2016), collaborative project Laboratories of Dark Matter with a scientist from UCL with exhibitions at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum & Guest Projects Space, Hackney (2017). Elizabeth received funding from Arts Council England (2016 and 2021) and a Re:View Bursary, a-n The Artists Information Company (2013). Elizabeth is a fellow at Digswell Arts.



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