Ey Up Liz Stirling

Having heard about the the somewhat mysterious ‘Art Doctors’ discussing and prescribing artworks to members of the public, noticing Liz’s involvement in setting up and co-running the wonderful 105 Women project at Union 105, and then finding out about the collaborative group / studio F= she is a part of who are currently embarking on their The Erotic Power of F= Conduit Tour 2018, I was very interested to invite her in and hear more about it all. We hear about her tendency to make projects in response to injustices, realising that working in the studio wasn’t for her but now starting to desire it, the curious town of Ambleside, the importance of playfulness, conversation, and art being a conduit to bring people together.

With a way of working which commonly involves people in its process, often sitting alongside or outside of usual exhibition programming, or going directly into different community groups, Liz is an incredibly active, yet non-hierarchical and ethically conscious artist who’s many collaborative projects you often have to be a part of, or be directly engaged by to really experience.