Liz McGrath

Marine puppet procession by Liz McGrath
Photo by Brien Cohn

Visual Artist

Liz McGrath is an artist and teacher focused on positive community engagement, and committed to finding ways that enable others to access art experiences.

Liz draws and paints, but also juggles roles as an art teacher at a special school and in an access art studio, and an artist for the Bluebird Foundation. Other recent projects include drawing workshops with newly arrived teenagers, mentoring artists with special needs, and working creatively with young mums and their children. She delivers children’s art workshops for GPAC and works on community projects including murals and mosaics. As a freelance illustrator Liz specialises in assignments delivering positive health, environmental and community messages, and is involved with many local groups and projects in her home town of Barwon Heads.

For Mountain to Mouth 2014, Liz designed and constructed the Rowing Precinct walking circle. Based on a ‘food’ theme the spiral was formed by swathes of fabric, hand printed with vegetables by local children. In 2015 Liz worked with puppeteers and children to construct giant marine puppets that she later illuminated for Geelong After Dark.