Elizabeth Tarr
Textile Artist
Selected Exhibitions

"Fabric and Stone", (with stone carver), Burgh House Museum, Hampstead, London
"62 Group Now", Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria


"Music Makers", Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
British Textile Art, Koyo Gallery, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan


Rendezvous Goldsmiths, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire
"Small Talk", Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths College, London


"Lady of the Forest", twinning project with South African and Waltham Forest Artists

"Interventions", Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester
"Package Tour", Knitting & Stitching Show, touring London, Dublin, Harrogate
2011 "At a Tangent", at Gallery Oldham
2010 Artist’s Showcase – Solo exhibition with Knit & Stitch Show, touring London , Harrogate, Dublin
2009 “Bending the Line”, at The Hub, National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Lincs
2008 “Size Matters”, at Rochester Art Gallery
2007 Group show with Knit & Stitch, Alexander Palace London, Harrogate and Dublin
2006 “In Conversation”, joint residency and exhibition with mask maker, Changing Rooms Gallery, Walthamstow, London
2005 “Encounters”, response to the collection of the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
2004 “Of Material Concern”, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
2003 “In Place”, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
2002 “Hemmed In”, Bovey Tracey, Devon
“In Retro”, group show Knit & Stitch Show: London, Harrogate, Dublin
“The 62 Group In Context”, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London
“RED”, 62 Group, touring: Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Beverly Art Gallery Hull, Irish Linen Centre
Lisburn, Upfront Gallery Penrith, Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham
2001 “A Collective Response”, 62 Group, Bankfield Museum, Halifax
Solo Show, Quails at Bainbridge, N. Ireland
Solo Show, The Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim, N. Ireland
Group Show, Cajobah Gallery, Birkenhead

“The Angel Makers”, Quails at Banbridge, N. Ireland “Waves at Goldsmiths”, group show, touring UK and Dublin
Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast
Arts Society of Ulster Exhibition, Belfast
“Out of the Garden”, group show, Shipley Art Gallery
Christmas Show, Cavehill Gallery, Belfast

Travel Scholarships
2000 Gujarat, India: to study indigo dyeing and quilts (funded by European Social Fund)

Bulgaria, Romania, Transylvania: to study folklore and folk costume (funded by British Council)


2000 2000 M.A. Applied Art (Distinction), University of Ulster, Belfast
1986 B.A. Hons. (1st), Goldsmith’s College, London

Foundation Art Studies, Bristol Polytechnic

Additional Information
• Member of The 62 Group of Textile Artists since 1989
• Work in private collections throughout UK, Ireland, Germany and America
• Work in the University of Ulster permanent collection
• Awarded Arts Society of Ulster Student Award 2000
• Featured in Embroidery Magazine, Crafts Magazine and Textiel
• Featured in “Encyclopaedia of Papercraft and Origami Techniques” (Pub. Quarto   1993)