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Dr Elizabeth Fisher

Research Fellow

Department: Arts

Elizabeth Fisher

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My current research project, ‘Negotiating Modernism: experimental/expanded practice in the rural North, 1945-1980’ will examine how remote, rural places functioned as sites of critical enquiry and artistic experiment in postwar British art. Looking at examples of pioneering artistic practice in the Lake District, Pentland Hills and North Pennines, this project will also consider the ways in which experiences of exile and outsiderness have shaped creative encounters with place through a range of curatorial, art historical and interdisciplinary research methods. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Kurt Schwitters and the Lake District, Fisher, E. 30 Apr 2021
  • Ethics into Aesthetics: Gustav Metzger and the Question of Beauty, Fisher, E. 21 Oct 2020, Becoming Gustav Metzger , London, Ben Uri Gallery
  • What can Kurt Schwitters tell us about the Lake District? What can the Lake District tell us about Kurt Schwitters?, Fisher, E. 1 Dec 2020
  • Andrea Gregson: Seeing Through the Ground, Fisher, E. 31 Jul 2019
  • Destroy, and you create: Gustav Metzger in King's Lynn, Fisher, E. 2019
  • Gustav Metzger: science and social responsibility, Fisher, E. 2018, Gustav Metzger: conscience of the art world
  • Gustav Metzger: Iconoclasm and interdisciplinarity, Fisher, E. 24 Jul 2017, In: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
  • The Experimental Generation, Ferran, B., Fisher, E. 24 Jul 2017
  • The experimental generation: networks of interdisciplinary praxis in post war British art (1950–1970), Ferran, B., Fisher, E. 3 Apr 2017, In: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

Professional Activity


  • History of Art PhD October 01 2018
  • MA July 01 2002

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