Elisabeth Tomlinson

Elisabeth Tomlinson, performance of Their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote, 2022.
Photo courtesy: the artist.

Elisabeth Tomlinson is a London-based multidisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in the working class, rural, feminist perspective. She works in writing, moving image, textiles, installation, teaching, and performance to explore personal and collective histories at once.

Elisabeth’s work questions reproduction of knowledge and the construction of self. Depictions of family, religion, the psyche, and relational intimacy are tied to the socialised learning we endure as citizens of our families, nations, and cultures. We fell in love with her work when seeing The Parable of the Grounded Woman, on stream on our website in fall 2022 – and we’re not the only ones. 

In 2021, Elisabeth was awarded the prestigious Mona Hatoum Scholarship (CSM, 2020-2021), the Waseda Visiting Scholar Award (UCL and Waseda University, Japan, 2017) as well as the Central Academy of Fine Art Sculpture Fellowship Award (Beijing, 2016). The Parable of the Grounded Woman was awarded Best First Time Director and nominated Best Film at the Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles and selected for the New Cinema Film Festival, Lisbon.