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Lisa Earley

Lisa Earley MA, BA (Hons)

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 6985 ext. 6985 Room no. HC111


Lisa is a textile artist and educator.

Her practice explores using stitch as a drawing medium, combined with printmaking and found objects to interpret narrative and archival material. Current work has explored the place of Memento Mori in relationship to consumerism and sustainability.

Lisa is an associate lecture on the BA (Hons) Fashion degree and a technical instructor on the BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics degree.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Lisa has worked as a knit and textile designer for 15 years, designing ranges for many high street retailers before retraining to teach. Since taking an MA in 2011, Lisa has developed her practice as a textiles artist in combination with her teaching commitments, exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions around the UK. She has work represented in the Embroiderers Guild archive and a public US collection.
  2. Teaching experience

    Lisa joined Solent University in 2013 to teach digital skills to fashion design students. This has since expanded to teaching artist book making as a way to collate research concepts and digital design skills on a range of undergraduate courses. Since 2015 Lisa has taught a range of units on the Design Foundation Year, and is tutor to the fashion students.
  3. Research interests

    Lisa's research informs her practice and resulting commissions. Follow the link below to find out more.
    • The Nature of Mending and Mending revisited where she responded to archival material from the Jewish Museum and Weiner Library about the experiences of the Kinder transport refugees.
    • Hyde 900 where work was made in response to the healing properties of plants by Benedictine Monks.
    • Threads of Narrative, commissioned by the Dorset History Centre as lead artist, responding to archival material of the Bankes family whose family home was Kingston Lacy house.
  4. Awards

    Lisa was shortlisted for the John Ruskin prize, 2019.
  5. Work in progress

    Lisa is a member of Studio21textileart group, working on a new exhibition project called ‘Addressing Space’. This uses ‘What3words’ as a starting point to define three words that belong to a personally significant location. Lisa’s words are fashion, according and stitching. The first works are melding her academic interests in combination with her practice by creating a series of stitched fashion illustrations.