Curriculum Vitae

Liz Arnold




1975 – 1978 East Sussex College of Higher Education, Eastbourne, England – Teaching Certificate (Art)


2017 5-day workshop Paper to Textile with artist Aimee Lee (USA) through FibresWest 2017
2017 Professional Presentation workshop conducted by Louise Dickmann for ArtSource
2017 Intermediate Jewellery short course at North Metro TAFE with Tutor Soham Harrison
2016 Beginner Jewellery short course at North Metro TAFE with Tutor Soham Harrison
2016 1-day workshop Treasures, Nests, Pods and Vessels with local felting artist Martien van Zuilen through WAFTA
2015 5-day workshop Jewellery: Alternative Materials with artist Vicki Mason (Vic) through FibresWest 2015
2015 3-day workshop Edinburgh Etching on Copper Plate with local artist Shana James through PAWA
2015 1-day workshop A Brainstorming Banquet of Ideas – A Creative Workshop with facilitator Helena Pollard through WAFTA
2014 2-day Drawing Sampling Ideas – creative processes for contemporary textile practice workshop with artist Ruth Hadlow (West Timor) through WAFTA
2014 1-day workshop Gutsy Stuff with fiber artist Judy Dominic (USA) through WAFTA
2014 1-day Collagraph printing workshop with Cuban printmakers Norberto Marrero and Janette Brossard through ECU
2013 1-day encaustic workshop with local artist Julia Sutton through WAFTA
2013 1-day grass-stitching workshop with local artist Nalda Searles
2012 Collagraph workshop with Magali Dincher, Lino Cut Workshop with Magali Dincher
2011 Painting from Scratch short course at Central TAFE, Perth WA
2011 Lino-cut printmaking short course with Ben Waters, Midland Junction Art Centre
2010 Patternmaking and Construction short course at Central TAFE with tutor Wendy Sloot
2010 1-day Exploring Surface Design in Felt with local artist LeeAnne Davis through WAFTA
2009 Play with a Purpose 5 short course at Curtin University with tutor Mark Parfitt
2009 2-day Pojagi & Beyond workshop with Chungie Lee (Korea) through WAFTA
2009 Drafting a Bodice Block with local sewing teacher Sandra Bryans
2008 5-day Art-Cloth workshop with artist Jane Dunnewold (USA) through FibresWest 2008
2008 1-day coiled basket workshop with Master Weaver Seiji Konishi Sensei (Japan) through WAFTA
2005 5-day workshop with quilt artist Suzanne Gummow (SA) through FibresWest 2005
1999 5-day design workshop with quilt artist Judy Hooworth (NSW) through FibresWest 1999


2004 Lattice Lights awarded First Prize in the Professional Traditional Section at QuiltWest, WA
2001 Orient/Occident awarded First Prize in the Open Section – Professional and Amateur for the theme Opposites Attract at QuiltWest, WA
2000 Spark of Creativity awarded First Prize in the Amateur Section for the theme Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow at QuiltWest, WA


2014 Hidden Revealed Transformed – MELD arts group (4 people) inaugural exhibition. Showcase Gallery, North Metro TAFE. A group-organised exhibition in collaboration with Thelma John, Gallery Manager.
2013 Fingers and Petals – the handmade flower show presented by Nalda Searles and Judy Mary Seward. Shown at 2 venues simultaneously – The Freight Gallery, 21 Beach Street, Fremantle WA (4-19 May) and Ellenbrook Arts, The Gallery, Ellenbrook WA.
2011 Juried into the City of Swan Art Awards
2010 WAFTA Silk Sail Exhibit
2009 WAFTA Naturally Exhibition


Present Artist
Working in a home studio drawing with pen and ink, and painting with acrylics. Making textile works by hand and machine stitching. Beading.
2000 – 2012 Business Owner – Lizard of Oz
Designing quilts, writing and self-publishing the patterns via the Lizard of Oz website. Craft show vendor in WA and interstate.
2009 – 2011 WAQA Accredited Judge. Judged various quilt shows within WA including QuiltWest 2011
2009 Ellenbrook Art Gallery, Ellenbrook, WA – Gallery Attendant
Volunteered as gallery attendant during the Treasures from the TurraMurra Exhibition. Helped to hang exhibitions by local artists.
2007 – 2009 WAFTA Committee Member – Newsletter Editor
WAFTA Exhibition Sub-Committee Member – Assisted with hanging exhibits, produced catalogue and floor sheets.
2000 – 2005 WAQA Committee Member – Edited quarterly newsletter. Created their first website.
WAQA Annual QuiltWest Exhibition Committee Member – Wrote and compiled all content of Annual QuiltWest Catalogues. Assisted with hanging exhibits.


1979 – 2000 Drawing office assistant and/or secretary for various oil exploration companies
Assisted with drafting of geological and geophysical maps, display charts and slides, technical and engineering drawings, rig equipment/services layouts and detail drawings. Operation of a Computer Aided Design system.


2005 1-day textile bag workshop at Mullewa Autumn Roundup
2005 1-day textile bag workshop and

1-day workshop creating designs based on the Fibonacci number sequence at Dalwallinu

2002 1-day hand-embroidered purse workshop and 1-day English Piecing workshop at Scquilters (Australian online quilting group) retreat


Artsource, Western Australia

West Australian Fibre & Textiles Association (WAFTA)