Alumna Liz West at the National History Museum, London

01 September 2016

Alumna Liz West has created a new light installation Our Spectral Vision for the exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature presented at the Natural History Museum in London, UK.

Liz West Our Spectral Vision_1Image: Liz West, Our Spectral Vision, 2016 -® Jim Stephenson

Liz West studied for the Foundation Diploma at Leeds College of Art, before attending Glasgow School of Art taking a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art: Sculpture and Environmental Art. She has recently been shortlisted for the Light Art Project of the Year at Lighting Design Awards and receiving a Bursary Award from the Royal Society of British Sculptors, as well as completing a major outdoor public commission in the Spinningfields district of Manchester.

Our Spectral Vision is a new work by Liz West commissioned as part of exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature at the Natural History Museum, London Our Spectral Vision which invites visitors to explore their relationship with colour and our understanding of how we see it. The work creates a vivid environment that mixes luminous colour and radiant light. Rays of light from every colour of the rainbow will beam through seven prisms made from special colour filter glass, creating an atmospheric illusion that will stimulate your visual perception of colour.

Liz West Our Spectral Vision_2Image:Liz West, Our Spectral Vision, 2016 -® Trustees of NHM, London

The exhibition is now open and will run until 6 November 2016. You can find more about the exhibition and Liz West’s future projects here.

If you would like to see Liz West’s work here in Leeds, come to the College in December when she will be exhibiting alongside fellow alumni Georgina Starr and Georgia Lucas-Going as part of our ongoing 170th anniversary events. 

Listing image: Liz West, Our Spectral Vision, 2016 -® Jim Stephenson