Lizzie Ridout, a visual artist, was the Pearson Creative Research Fellow in 2006. During her time at the British Library, she searched the collections for domestic objects from the past, seeking out unusual references to both the mundane and the bizarre. By teasing out what is compelling about these historic sources and retranslating them into entirely new artworks, Lizzie coaxed the past out into the present day. Lizzie's fellowship culminated with the launch of Homeward Bound or An Exercise in Collected Beginnings, a work comprised of two coexisting elements: an artist's book and a set of limited edition prints. The book is currently available for purchase at the British Library as well as in the online shop.
Lizzie studied Graphic Design and later Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and worked on various individual and collaborative projects.
Read about Lizzie's work and approach to creative research
Find out about some of Lizzie's past projects
Lizzie's ongoing online scrapbook, in which she explores curious objects with extraordinary twists.