The latest edition of INSITE Magazine includes an article entitled Women of Cloth, a discussion on ‘textile artisans. Elizabeth Delfs, a visual artist who is set to work on an installation for CODA’s Foundation Housing, is one of the three women featured in the article.
A well-exhibited artist who works from her studio at the Old Customs House in Fremantle, Elizabeth has completed internships in New York, held her first Perth solo show last year at Freerange Gallery with her exhibition ‘Revolutions’ and is set to begin a residency in Berlin this Month.Working across numerous disciplines including art, architecture and fashion, there is a significant sculptural presence within Elizabeth’s artworks, which incorporate elements of origami, strong lines and diffuse, vibrant hues spray-painted onto tulle and industrial fabrics.
Her work for CODA, which has been replicated with fly wire, will eventually be fabricated as a large folded, perforated aluminium piece that will hover within a void space of the apartment building in Foundation Housing. Elizabeth envisions that it will be “viewed on floor, ceiling or wall and erupt from the surface”.With the use of bright colours and the integration of lighting it is sure to be a theatrical and startling addition to the project.
Other artists involved in the installations for Foundation Housing on Newcastle Street, Northbridge are Penny Bovell, Olga Cironis, and Jennie Nayton.