Artist's Statement'Flow' traces water from its source to use through images associated with use—from the creek to the land surface through pipes, hoses, tanks and taps. These are snapshots and remembrances from my childhood in Central Victoria where the summer days were long, hot and very dry and full of shifting irrigation pipes, moving garden hoses, swimming, drinking water and conserving energy.
1999 Surface, Crawford Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Wraps, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT.
Undulations, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT.
1994 New Colour, Craftspace, Sydney, NSW.
Pieces of Colour, Main Gallery, Jam Factory Craft and Design Centre,
1992 Wraps and Scarves, Brown Paper Gallery, Lawson, NSW.
1997 Worn and Worn, Textiles of Liz Williamson by Anne Brennan, Crafts Arts International, No 39
1994 Gilding the Landscape, review of Pieces of Colour exhibition by Catherine Speck, Object, 1
1988 Liz Williamson, by Sarah Cottier, Interior Design, Issue 10
1987 Cushion the Blow, Interior Design, Issue 12
Liz Williamson's work represents a radical departure from her previous weavings, which used water primarily as an agent in distressing her fabrics. For this exhibition she has turned back to the traditional form of tapestry, though mediated by a computer used for translating scanned images into a Jacquard loom. As elsewhere in this exhibition, photography re-emerges outside the darkroom. In this case, the varied shrinking properties of the fibres creates a webbed texture, highlighting their construction.