Liz West is an installation artist who spent her childhood in Barnsley, and now lives and works in Manchester. Over the last year, she has received critical acclaim for her work and has featured in publications such as Wallpaper, Aesthetica Magazine, Juxtapoz and The Guardian.

West works across a variety of medium, with her vivid environments and installations known for mixing luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.

This December, The Civic takes a retrospective look at a key early photographic work of West’s in which she experimented with building collections of block colour in the supermarket, a place where colour is in abundance, in order to understand how colour may look en mass.


The Trolley Series 2007 – 2011 is comprised of six photographs, in which the subject matter of shopping and consumerism is a framework in which to act out abstract concepts of aesthesia and control with a collection of coloured objects. Being located in a trolley, this canvas inevitably references consumer society and disposable culture.

The Trolley Series 2007-2011 is showing on at The Panorama at The Civic, from Sat 3 Dec – Sat 28 Jan.

Panorama opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)
For more information and to book visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.


The Civic, Barnsley
A multi-purpose theatre and art gallery based in Barnsley, The Civic presents world-class accessible performances and exhibitions throughout the year, to audiences in the heart of South Yorkshire.

Opening times
Gallery: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time)
Panorama & Box Office: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)

The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
Facebook: TheCivicBarnsley
Twitter: @BarnsleyCivic
01226 327000

Arts Council England, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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