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My Work ~
I have a fascination with living things and natural form. For me, willow has become a medium for an interaction with nature that is deeply personal. Using willow, birch, heather, bog myrtle and many other locally grown woods, my work ranges form traditional to organic sculptural forms.
Born ~
Singapore 1962

Education ~
Canterbury College of Art Foundation ~1979
Cardiff College of Art ~ 1980
Professional member of Visual Arts Scotland ~ 1999
Member of Contemporary Applied Arts. London ~ 2000
Lizzie's first trip to Japan, self-funded ~ April 2007
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Awards ~
Appointed Specialist Advisor for Crafts
  Scottish Arts Council ~ 2009
Best Stand Award, (2008)
  Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
Art & Craft Marketing Grant,
  Dumfries & Galloway Council ~ 2007
Creative Development Award,
  Scottish Arts Council ~ 2007
Awarded 'Best in Show' by Grand Designs   Magazine at Origin, London. ~ 2006
Outward Mission to New York,
  UK Trade and Investment ~ 2006
'Talent Around Britain'
  BBC Homes and Antiques ~ 2004
Professional Development Grant,
  Scottish Arts Council ~ 2004
Artist Residency, Cove Park, Argyll ~ 2004
Arts and Crafts Marketing Grant
  Dumfries and Galloway Council ~ 2003
The Scottish Gallery Award,
   Visual Arts Scotland ~ 1999.
The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers ~ 1997
The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers ~ 1992

Public Collections ~
National Museums Scotland. (2008)
Priors Court School, Reading.
The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.
The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Selected Past Exhibitions ~
2023 ..
   Vanner Gallery, Salisbury
'Vignettes - an Abundance of Objects',
   Browngrotta Arts, U.S.A.
'every somewhere',
   Make Hauser and Wirth, Bruton, Somerset.
'Spring Fling Open Studios',
   Studio 3, Cannonwalls, Kirkcudbright.
2022 ..
'Sanctuary' (solo exhibition),
   Flow Gallery, London
'Fresh Air',
   Pool House Gallery, Quenington Sculpture Park.
'Song of the Willow' (solo exhibition),
   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
'Spring Fling Open Studios'
   Studio 3, Canonwalls, Kirkcudbright.
2021 ..
'Ten Years On',
   Kirkcudbright Galleries
'Drawing from Nature - Watching and Waiting',
   Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright
   Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge
'Spring Fling Open Studios'
   Online Event,
'In the Grain',
   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2020 ..
'Plant Life',
   Fen Ditton Gallery, Cambridge.
'Celtic Connections - Willow',
   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
'50/50' Chronicling Fiber Art for Three Decades.
   Browngrotta Arts. U.S.A
'Green & Fruitful - Wild & Wet'
   Yew Tree Gallery. Morvah.
'Constructing Nature'
   Flow Gallery, London.
2019 ..
'Angie Lewin and Lizzie Farey'
   Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge.
'Basketry - Function & Ornament',
   Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales.
'Collect 2019',
   Saatchi Gallery, London.
2018 ..
'A Fine Line',
   The City Art Centre, Edinburgh (and touring).
   The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
2017 ..
'Out of the Woods',
   Byre Gallery, Cornwall.
   The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
'A Printmaker's Journey - Angie Lewin'
   Hampshire Cultural Trust. Touring.
'A Fine Line'
   Edinburgh City Art Centre and touring
'Still Crazy After All These Years - 30 years in Art'
   Browngrotta Arts, Connecticut, U.S.A.
'Present & Collect',
   Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
2016 ..
'Making A Winter's Tale',
   Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
'The White Show',
   Clotworthy House, Co Antrim, N. Ireland
'Foyer Exhibition',
   Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
'Woven' (solo exhibition), Flow Gallery, London.
'London Design Fair', Old Truman Brewery.
'Green from the Get Go',
   The Morris Museum, New Jersey, U.S.A.
'The White Show', Flow Gallery, London.
2015 ..
'Autumn Collection'
  The Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock.
'Willow Weaving'
  The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
'Art in Action'
  Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire.
'Slow Turning'
  The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool.
Guest Artist at Allanbank Mill Steading
  Allanton, Duns, Berwickshire.
'Making. Art'
  Green Hill Gallery, Berlin.
'Spring Fling'
  Galloway Open Workshop Weekend.
2014 ..
'Hunting For Lost Crafts'
  Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.
'Coasts, Castles and the Wilderness'
  Strathearn Gallery, Crieff. Perthshire.
'Make it Slow'
  A touring exhibition by Chrysalis Arts.
'A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design'
  Thirlstaine Long Gallery, Cheltenham.
'COLLECT' The Saatchi Gallery, London.
'Spring Fling', Galloway Open Workshop Weekend.
The Junction Gallery, Woodstock, Oxford.
'TASTE Contemporary Craft', Geneva, Switzerland.
2013 ..
'Make it Slow', Woodend, Scarborough, and touring.
'SOFA Chicago 2013', Chicago, U.S.A.
'Art in Action', Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
'From Bare Stems', High Cross House, Devon.
'Locating the Nest', Gracefield, Dumfries.
'Ten out of Ten', Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
2012 ..
'New Directions in Contemporary Crafts'
  The National Trust, Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey.
25+ years of Art Textiles and Sculpture',
  Browngrotta Arts, Connecticut, U.S.A.
'SOFA Chicago', 2012.
'Revealed: A Familiar Landscape'
  Lizzie Farey and Angie Lewin
  The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
'Locating the Nest'
  Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
2011 ..
'Spirit of Air' (solo show, touring)
  Iona Gallery, Kingussie.
  St Fergus Gallery, Wick
  Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
  Swanson Gallery, Thurso
'Target the Heart'
  CAA and Electrum Gallery, London.
'Present Collectables'
  CAA, London
  Browngrotta Arts, U.S.A.
'Cheongju International Craft Biennale '
  South Korea Contemporary Craft
'British Basketry'
  Ruthin Craft Centre
'The Swallow and the Hare'
  Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
  New National Museum of Scotland
'International Textile Festival'
'SOFA New York'
  represented by Browngrotta Arts
'Recent Work'
  The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet
2010 ..
'Spirit of Air' (solo show)
   The City Art Centre, Edinburgh.
'Contained Excitement'
   Cavin - Morris Gallery, New York
'Eco - Art'
   Materials Recycled, Repurposed, Re-envisioned
   Artifact Design Group. Connecticut. U.S.A
'Spirit Of Air' - Solo show on tour
   The Piece Hall, Halifax
'Treading Lightly'
   Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall
'Spring Fling'
   Open Studio event in Dumfries & Galloway
   The Saatchi Gallery, London
'The 10th Wave III'
   Browngrotta Arts, Wilton Connecticut U.S.A.
'Solo Exhibition'
   Left Bank Gallery, Tarland, Aberdeenshire
2009 ..
'Wood, Willow and Paper'
   The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
'Working the Willows'
   Musgrove Willows, Somerset.
'Subtlety and Beauty'
   Gallerytop, Derbyshire.
'Celtic Connections'
   The Harley Gallery Shop, Nottinghamshire.
'Spirit of Air'
   Solo and touring exhibition with publication.
   Funded by Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries and
   The City Art Centre, Edinburgh.
'Contemporary Craft Fair'
   Bovey Tracey.
'The 10th Wave III'
   Browngrotta Arts, Connecticut, U.S.A.
2008 ..
European Baskets National Craft Museum,
   Kilkenny Ireland, and touring.
Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey.
'Spring into Action'
   Mathew Burt Showroom Hindon, Salisbury.
The Gallery at Waterperry, Oxford.
2007 ..
'East Weaves West', Basketry form Japan and Britain,
  The Collins Gallery, Glasgow (and touring)
'Origin', Somerset House, London
'Rapture', The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
'Organic' ~Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
'Seeing Dragons in the Clouds' ~
  The Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. (touring)
'Urban Field' ~
  Contemporary Applied Arts, Percy Street, London.
'The Cutting Edge' ~ Scotland's Contemporary Crafts,
  National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street,
  Edinburgh. (then touring)
Demonstration of work at Hawthornden Court,
  National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
'Collect' at the V & A, London.
  (demonstrating in the Japan Gallery)
2006 ..

'Bonds', Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas.
'SOFA' Chicago, represented by Browngrotta Arts.
'Origin: The London Craft Fair 2006', Somerset House,
'Spring Fling', Galloway Open Workshop Weekend.
'Collect' at the V & A, London. (Flow Gallery)
2005 ..
'Spring Fling', Galloway Open Workshop Weekend.
'Christmas Present', Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead.
'Chelsea Crafts Fair', Old Town Hall, Chelsea.
The Scottish Gallery at Greywalls, Gullane.
'Contemporary Crafts', The Medici Gallery, London.
'Chelsea Flower Show', Sculpture in The Boreal Garden.
'Spirit of Liberty', Libertys, London.
'Collect' at the V & A, London. (Flow Gallery)
2004 ..
'Focus', Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
The Affordable Art Fair, London.
2003 ..
The Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
2002 ..
Weaving Stories, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby's, London
2001 ..
The Unexpected, Sotheby's, New York.
The Basket Show, Furniture Co, New York.
The Garden Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
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Selected Exhibitions ~ continued
2001 ..

The V & A Museum, London.
The Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow.
From Across the Pond, Browngrotta Arts, USA.
Out-Moded, Sotheby's, London.
2000 ..
Contemporary British Baskets, Oxford Gallery.
Scotland House, Brussels.
Egg, London.
In Focus, Sotheby's London.


Selected Exhibitions ~ continued
1999 ..

25 for the 25th, Browngrotta Arts, USA
Contemporary International Basketmaking,
  The Crafts Council, London.
Opening Exhibition, Flow, London
1998 ..
Crafts Council Showcase, London
Making Weaves, National Museum of Scotland,
The Medici Gallery, London.

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Installations ~
2002 ..

Way Merks Project, Scottish Borders.
Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital Commission.
2000 ..
Coming to our Senses, Craftspace Touring.
Living Willow House, private commission.
1999 ..
Living Willow Installation, Hartlepool.
Willow Seat, Dumfries and Galloway Council.