Elizabeth Day

Dr Elizabeth Day is artist/educator/writer/curator.

Her art has engaged the subject of the imposition of colonial rule on the landscape and its indigenous population, characterising Australia as a crime scene and positing care as a creative response.

Most recently she exhibited her unravelled textile work The Flow of Form: There’s a Reason Beyond a Reason. Beyond That There’s a Reason (1797 Parramatta Gaol), CarriageWorks, Redfern (2023), in The National 4 (2023). She is currently co-curating Dreams Nursed in Darkness with Claire Taylor to be exhibited at the Wollongong City Gallery beginning early September 2024. For this they have been awarded an Australia Council Grant and a Create NSW. This exhibition includes indigenous and refugee artists, and asks questions about the prison as an archetype in post-colonial Australia. She recently published an article, Animating Creative Projects in the Australian Anthropocene in Ethics, Care and Art edited by Jacqueline Millner and Gretchen Coombs (ROUTLEDGE).

She completed a DCA at Western Sydney University, her thesis entitled Discontinued Narratives of Migration (2013).  She has exhibited widely in state and regional galleries a

She is co-curator of the Boom Gate Gallery, Long Bay Gaol, Sydney.