Liz Gunn

Artist statement

Liz Gunn (b.1960, Ayrshire, Scotland) lives and works in Stirling, Scotland. She is currently studying Art and Design at Forth Valley College. Gunn’s work has been exhibited in various group shows in institutions including Macroberts Art Centre (2020, 2018), The Smith Museum and Art Gallery (2019, 2017), The Tollbooth (2019) and The Engine Shed (2017).

Gunn’s creative practice revolves around her previous profession in nursing, and mainly focuses on health and social welfare. She uses contemporary sculpture materials to create installations that highlight issues or hidden truths that many individuals may find difficult to speak about. The sheer scope of materials that can be used in contemporary sculpture excites her, and each new body of work is an exciting journey of exploration to give visual meaning to topics.

The Void (2020) illustrates an interplay between presence and absence and describes the outcome of NHS failings in maternity care in the UK. In 2015 there were 100 incidents of avoidable harm at birth in Scotland, mainly due to lack of resources.

“Death is not opposite of life but part of it” Haruki Murakami


BA Art and Design