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Lisa Earley

Lisa Earley

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 6985 ext. 6985 Room no. HC111

Biography

Lisa Earley is an educator and textile artist. Her textile practice explores using stitch as a drawing medium, in combination with printmaking and found objects. Her work is often made in response to archival material and recently has considered the link between memento mori in relation to consumerism and sustainable practice.

Lisa is an associate lecturer and technical instructor who has worked with the undergraduate Fashion school and Design Foundation courses at Solent University since 2013. Her teaching often references her industry experiences, creative practice and digital skills.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Lisa worked as a textile designer, specialising in knit for many years, designing ranges for High Street retailers before retraining to teach. Since taking an MA in Textile Design at Winchester School of Art in 2011, she has...

    Lisa worked as a textile designer, specialising in knit for many years, designing ranges for High St retailers before retraining to teach. Since taking an MA in Textile Design at Winchester School of Art in 2011, she has developed her practice as a textile artist in combination with her teaching commitments. Examples of Lisa’s work are represented in the Embroiderers Guild archive and the Roberta Ahmanson collection in the US.

    Examples of her practice can be seen on her website at lisaearley.co.uk

  2. Teaching experience

    Lisa joined Solent University in 2013 following a year spent as artist in residence with the university through the AA2A scheme. Initially teaching digital skills to Fashion Design students, she now teaches on a range of Design Foundation courses, where she is also fashion tutor.
  3. Research interests

    Lisa's research informs her practice and resulting commissions. Follow the link below to find out more.

    Lisa’s archival research frequently informs her practice as an artist and resulting commissions.

    These include:

    • Threads of Narrative, commissioned by the Dorset History Centre as lead artist, responding to archival material of the Bankes’ family whose home was Kingston Lacy house.
    • Hyde 900 where work was made in response to the healing properties of plants used by Benedictine Monks.
    • The Nature of Mending and Mending revisited were commissions by Walford Crafts, where Lisa responded to archival material from the Jewish Museum and Weiner Library about the experiences of the Kinder transport refugees.
  4. Awards

    Lisa’s work ‘Vanitas’ was shortlisted for the John Ruskin prize in 2019.
  5. Work in progress

    Lisa is a member of the exhibiting group Studio21textileart, whose next exhibition ‘Addressing Space’ uses ‘What3words’ algorithms as a starting point to define 3 words that inhabit a significant personal location. Lisa’s words are ‘fashion, according, stitching’; words that meld her academic and practice interests, resulting in a series of stitched fashion illustrations.