Senior Lecturer

Lizzie studied for a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Bath, followed by a degree in Graphic Design at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2000 and went on to gain a Masters in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art, London in 2002. Both her undergraduate and postgraduate experiences instilled in her the importance of rigorous research and ideas as a critical underpinning of craftsmanship: the form of her creative outcomes are informed by the theme or idea at the heart of its content. Her approach crosses disciplines and work falls into the categories of fine art, design, illustration, writing, curation and research, as defined by each project.  

Lizzie has worked at Falmouth University as an Associate Lecturer since 2003 and is currently a Senior Lecturer working in levels one and two. Previously she worked at Plymouth University as year one coordinator between 2009 and 2015. Lizzie was also a Visiting Lecturer and Associate Lecturer on various Foundation, BA & MA courses - from graphics to illustration, textiles to history of art - at institutions across the UK including: University of West England, Central St Martins, Kingston University, Chelsea College of Art & Design, University College of the Creative Arts: Epsom and University of West England.

External Links

Contact details

Telephone 01326 259202

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2002 Masters in Communication Art & Design (Thesis: Distinction) The Royal College of Art
2000 BA (Hons) Graphic Design (First Class Honours) Falmouth College of Art
1996 Foundation Diploma Bath

Honors and awards

Year Description
2014 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2010 Teaching & Learning Fellowship with Sarah Chapman at Peninsula Arts

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Alongside her teaching Lizzie has maintained an artistic practice, through exhibition, collaboration and theoretical research.  

Lizzie’s practice stems from a desire to deconstruct cultural messages. It begins with questioning a fact, a story, an object, an image, an icon, a ritual, a process, a history. This historical, cultural, visual and textual information informs meta-thinking, and meta-making, about the subject itself. Process, material and place determine the form of the outcomes produced. These outcomes communicate messages about the origin of cultural concepts and motifs, and linguistic etymology, and borrow working methods from graphic design, illustration and fine art. Recurrent themes in Lizzie’s work are based around language, communication, writing and speaking and the use of the archive as resource.
 

Over the last decade Lizzie has exhibited nationally and internationally and taken part in prestigious, funded residencies including being selected as the Pearson Creative Research Fellow at the British Library and as Artist in Residence at both Fiskars, Finland and Women’s Studio Workshop, NY, the largest hand-made artist’s book publisher in the US.  

In recent years, Lizzie has had a number of papers peer-reviewed and published. Papers have been delivered at conferences at St Bride Type Library, Plymouth University and the International Conference in Semiotics & Visual Communication, Cyprus.  

A number of her book-work projects are held in various repositories including: The British Library, London, UK; Library of Congress, US; New York Public Library, US; Indiana University Bloomington, US; Lafayette College, US; Rochester Institute of Technology, US; University of Delaware, US; Vassar College, US; Virginia Commonwealth University, US; and Yale University, US.

Research Topics

  • Language
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Sound
  • Typography
  • Publishing as Arts Practice
  • Books
  • Archives
  • Libraries

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272, Christoforidou, Maria and Star, Dion (2018) Various Writings: Chapter 1 (Research Catalogue Exposition published in RUUKKU). RUUKKU: Studies in Artistic Research, 8. ISSN 2341-9687
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Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2013) An Essay Concerning the Architecture of Conversation. Message, 1 (1). pp. 24-33. ISSN 978-184102-347-2
[thumbnail of An Essay Concerning the Architecture of Conversation by Lizzie Ridout in Message 1.6_6.pdf]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2011) The Art of the Speech Balloon. Varoom, 16. ISSN ISSN 1750-483X Item availability may be restricted.
[thumbnail of The Art of the Speech Balloon, Lizzie Ridout, Varoom 16, Change – The Illustration Report, Autumn 2011.docx]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2008) The Invent-ory: words on imagined repositories, endless indexes and an exercise in collecting beginnings. Ultrabold, 5. ISSN Not known
[thumbnail of The Invent-ory © Lizzie Ridout, Ultrabold.pdf]

Book Section

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2014) Showing Saying: On Speech Balloons. In: Semiotics and Visual Communication: Concepts and Practices. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 322-332. ISBN 978-1-4438-5468-9
[thumbnail of SHOWING SAYING- ON SPEECH BALLOONS _lizzie ridout (1).pdf] [thumbnail of Portfolio for REF]

Conference or Workshop Item

Christoforidou, Maria, Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 and Star, Dion (2017) Various Writings: Chapter Two. In: MIX 2017: Writing Digital, 10-12th July 2017, Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus.
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Christoforidou, Maria, Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 and Star, Dion (2017) Various Writings: Chapter One. In: Please Specify! The Society of Artistic Research's annual conference, 28/29 April 2017, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.
[thumbnail of SAR FINAL ABSTRACT – Various Writings Chapter One © Christoforidou-Ridout-Star.pdf]

Christoforidou, Maria, Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 and Star, Dion (2016) Various Writings: CAST Residency. In: Various Writings: CAST Residency, 6-11th February 2017, CAST, Helston, Cornwall, UK.
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Book

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2015) A Polychromy in Black (Publication for Bideford Black: The Next Generation). Études, Falmouth, UK. ISBN 978-0-9934412-0-2
[thumbnail of A Polychromy In Black © Lizzie Ridout 2015.pdf]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2011) Ways to Talk & Yet Say Nothing or Ways to Not Talk & Yet Say Everything. Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, US. ISBN 1893125793
[thumbnail of Downloadable pdf of hand-made artist's book. Produced in an edition of 50.]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2007) Homeward Bound or An Exercise in Collecting Beginnings. The British Library, London. ISBN ISBN 978-0-7123-4990-1
[thumbnail of Homeward Bound Or An Exercise in Collecting Beginnings, Lizzie Ridout, published by The British Library © Lizzie Ridout .pdf]

Artwork

Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8277-1209, Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272, Potter, Ashley, Barwick, Tom, Owens, Dean and Harper, Clare (2012) Message. [Artwork]
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Exhibition

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2018) Portable Document: Thinkings & Makings. [Exhibition]
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Salkeld, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2626-965X and Rudolph, Ashley ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9666-9099 (2017) STUFF. [Exhibition] Item availability may be restricted.
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Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2016) Portable Document: A Taxonomy. [Exhibition]
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Masterton, Elizabeth and Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2015) Tanks & Tablecloths Chapter Two. [Exhibition] Item availability may be restricted.
[thumbnail of Website for Tanks & Tablecloths: Chapter Two, Plymouth Arts Centre] [thumbnail of REF Portfolio]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2012) Lizzie Ridout: Ways to Talk & Yet Say Nothing or Ways to Not Talk & Yet Say Everything. [Exhibition]
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Project

Star, Dion and Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 (2019) Ridout, Lizzie and Star, Dion (2019) The School of Various Writings: Writing at a Distance. [Project]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 and Star, Dion (2018) The School of Various Writings: Writing Machines. [Project]

Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 and Star, Dion (2017) The School of Various Writings: What is Writing? [Project]

Other

Wylde, Gillian ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5436-0771, Shapiro, Carolyn ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2987-8111, Christoforidou, Maria and Chapman, Neil ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8253-0256 (2017) FOMO: Falmouth Art Publishing Fair 2017. UNSPECIFIED.
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Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8140-8272 and Masterton, Elizabeth (2014) Tanks & Tablecloths at The Independent School of Art. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)
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Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Illustration

Courses taught

  • BA Hons Graphic Design
  • MA Illustration: Authorial Practice
  • MA Communication Design