Visual Artist / Designer
Project Management / Grant Writing

Elizabeth Delfs is a visual artist from Fremantle, Western Australia. In 2011 Delfs will complete residencies in Berlin and Iceland.

e: info@elizabethdelfs.com
Linkedin: Elizabeth Delfs, Berlin Area, Germany


Pecha Kucha – Berlin
I recently gave an artist talk at Pecha Kucha (PK) Berlin. Devised in Japan (the title translates to chit chat) as an event for creatives in the field of art and design to present their work publicly, PK subsequently operates is most capital cities throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. I presented at PK Perth in 2005 and became a convert! My talk can be viewed online from the PK Berlin website by clicking on the icon with my name. To view my artist talk - http://pechakucha.de/ To find out more about PK - http://www.pecha-kucha.org/

Residency - Berlin
From July until the end of November 2011 I will be completing a self directed residency which will be a period of research and development based in Berlin. I received funding through Artsource’s Go Anywhere Residency fund which allows artists to realize projects of their own devising. During this residency I will also be completing work for a curated group show of emerging practionners to be held at Craft ACT in early 2011. For more about Artsource – Go Anywhere Residency - http://www.artsource.net.au/residencies/residencies_intro.htm
For more about Craft ACT - http://www.craftact.org.au/


Prefix Exhibition – Japan & Western Australia
I have a work in an exhibition called Prefix organized by the Textiles Exchange Project which includes both Japanese and Australian artists. The works are miniature – maximum size 30 by 30cms. The exhibition is due to be held at Hyogo Museum of Art, Hyogo in Japan and return to Perth for an exhibition period at the Western Australian Museum from November. For more info on TEP - www.textileexchangeproject.org

Paper Published for IMPACT 7 – Melbourne, Australia
In 2010 I held the position as the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award Coordinator at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Western Australia. The FAC Print Award is a national competition and one of Australia’s major acquisitive awards in print. Whilst in this position I wrote a paper which will be published in the program for the IMPACT 7 Conference to be held in Melbourne in September 2011. IMPACT is an international multi-disciplinary printmaking conference, and the paper entitled Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award – Novelty Cheques, Free Beer and New Audiences charts some of the shifts that have taken place during the life of the FAC Print Award and the way in which these changes reflect the increasing sophistication and diversity approaches and artistic output by profiling some of the past winners and notable entrants. The paper will be presented on my behalf at the conference by a representative of FAC as I will be in Berlin.
For more information about the FAC Print Award – http://www.fac.org.au/exhibitions/fremantle-arts-centre-print-award.aspx
For more information about the IMPACT 7 - http://impact7.org.au/about.html

NES Artist Residency – Iceland
For the month of December 2011 I will be completing a one month residency at NES Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland, a small community (population 550!) three hours drive north west of the capital Reykjavik. I will spend a month researching Icelandic turf houses and the use of organic matter in contemporary architecture amongst other things. And see the northern lights! For more about NES - http://neslist.is/


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