Artist Talk – Elize de Beer

Join us in Gallery 2 on Thursday 15th February at 11am to hear Elize de Beer speak about her practice and her exhibition Orthography In Disregard, which is currently on display in Gallery 2.  No booking necessary, just call by.

Artist Talk: Artist Talk: Thursday 11th February, 11am-12pm

Elize de Beer is a South African artist based in Cork, Ireland, working from her studio at Sample-Studios. She graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a BAFA and an honours in Curatorial Studies. As a printmaker, book artist and sculptor, she belongs to the printmaking collective “The Printing Girls”, “Press.On” and is a member of Cork Printmakers. She has been part of numerous international exhibitions and has artworks in both private and institutional collections.

Artist Statement:

Elize de Beer is an artist and bookbinder based in Ireland, working from her studio in Sample Studios, Cork. Since the start of her artistic practice de Beer has strongly been influenced by her dyslexia. Within her expanded print practice, de Beer’s dyslexia became her methodology for creating abstract, conceptual and text based artworks. It is through trying to understand her relationship and fascination with written language that the objectivity of books and their power became a focal point in her practice. Through print, artist books and sculptures she explores the greater concepts and concerns around books, their use and access of knowledge. Further examining public and private library spaces and archiving practices.

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Orthography In Disregard runs in QSS Gallery 2 from 8th – 29th February 2024.  More info can be found here


Feb 15 2024


11:00 am - 12:00 pm


QSS Gallery 2
2nd Floor, The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5AA

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