Elizabeth Delfs

Elizabeth Delfs is a Perth-based artist, designer, project manager and educator. She holds positions with the Fremantle Arts Centre, is a grant panelist for the Department of Culture and Arts, and lecturers at universities in art, interior design and fashion.

Elizabeth’s practice sits between garment, object and the built environment and explores the rendering of space through pieces that vacillate between habitations and figurative sculpture, articulated by the transference of qualities from the body (organic) and the built environment (inorganic). Applied to the body, the objects envelop and distort the silhouette and when installed, create an unfamiliar sensuality by erupting from surfaces recalling corporeal and architectonic topography.

A graduate of Curtin University of Technology with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design, Elizabeth’s work first gained recognition in 2005 when she was selected to exhibit in Talente, an exhibition in Munich showcasing the best of emerging practices in art, craft and design.

Elizabeth exhibits her work locally and interstate, works on public art projects, and has given numerous artist talks at galleries and design studios. In 2009 she completed two internships with visual artists in New York and in 2011 is participating in a residency in Berlin.