1960 - ?

Elizabeth Rosalie Faith Waugh McManus was born in August 1960. After a foundation course, Liz studied Art and Design in Social Contexts (Dip HE) at Dartington College of Arts, and Visual Studies/Art History B.A. (hons) at Oxford Polytechnic. She furthered her interest in the art, society and non-Western artforms by completing a PhD in Social Anthropology of Art at the Queen's University of Belfast, spending a research year in Jamaica. Her interest in the performing and participatory arts at Dartington led to her becoming co-director of several arts companies, receiving public funding from the arts council, local authorities, and trusts to produce theatre shows and deliver projects in education and community settings including Obelon Arts, Koan Arts and Greenfingers Productions. While enjoying these collaborative projects, she also developed her personal art practice. Discovering glass as a medium in the 2000s, she learnt through classes with major glass artists, including Irene Frolic, Clifford Rainey, Tessa Clegg and Stephen Durrow and mentorships with Angela Thwaites and Emma Woffenden. Being a part-time doctoral researcher at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland has allowed her artistic investigations to continue. Liz is an experienced arts tutor and project manager. Liz Waugh McManus has a multifaceted practice that embraces sculpture, film, and visual theatre. She makes sculptures and installations using her primary sculptural medium of glass. Creating the sense of a living presence is an important thread running through her work, whether achieved through animation, performance or in sculptural form. She has exhibited at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bonita Museum, U.S., Norwich Castle Museums and Art Galleries, Pyramid Gallery Belfry Arts Centre and elsewhere. She is available for residencies, site-specific, gallery or heritage, and to run projects for educational and community settings embracing sculpture, glass, film, animation, video, puppetry, or e-craft.
Website: https://www.lizwaughmcmanus.co.uk

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