Artist’s Name: Elizabeth Milner
Tell us about your art practice, what kind of stuff do you do and what is your work about?
My practice combines elements of textile art, crafts, set-designing, prop-making, photography and critical analysis. Using the miniature setting as my stage, I create intriguing installations with an unsettling undertone.
What motivates you to be an artist?
I am constantly inspired by all varieties of exciting and engaging art and culture. The interesting ideas and debates that are formed in my own mind as a result of such stimulus leads me to reflect and produce work in my own way.
Tell us about other projects you are working on?
I am participating in a project called the Yorkshire Art Loop, I am awaiting the delivery of a piece of artwork on the 11th July, when I will have two weeks to respond and create my own piece which I will then post on to the next recipient. Also, I am currently the Audience Engagement Intern at South Square in Thornton, delivering events and workshops to the visitors of the South Square Centre. I also work at Pop Up art space in Bradford as a volunteer coordinator, furthering my career within the gallery sector.
How did you get started as an artist?
Whilst studying for a BA in Textiles and Fashion, I realised that the process of design didn’t provide me with enough stimulation. My work needed to be more critically engaging, so I began to tailor my practice towards a gallery environment by giving the work a third dimension and narrative.
What will you be exhibiting at the Saltaire Arts Trail?
A subtle and surprising installation that plays on voyeurism within the domestic environment, and the use of a home as an exhibiting space.
Have you participated or visited the Saltaire Arts Trail before? What did you think of our previous events?
I have visited the arts trail before and have always enjoyed the experience, so it is a privilege to now be taking part.
Could you leave us with one more interesting fact about yourself or your work?
I have a controlled obsession with art, fashion and culture magazines and other printed matter!