Architectural / Monumental / Relief
Installation / Land / Site-specific
Elspeth Penfold is a Bolivian/Argentinian artist who has lived and worked in the UK since 1970. Elspeth’s multi-disciplinary practice incorporates weaving, painting, drawing, walking, and writing. Her spinning and knotting work draws on the Incan history and technique of ‘Quipu’ (knotwork) and the Quechua language of the native Andean people. Walking as a performative social art practice, alongside her broader multimedia practice. Elspeth has a degree in Government and Sociology Latin American studies from Essex University, a degree in fine Art painting from Wimbledon College of Art UAL, a postgraduate degree in Modern Languages from King’s College London, and recently completed an MA in Creative Event Management at Falmouth University. Elspeth’s commissions in 2022 include Reclaiming the Narrative, with POW Thanet at Turner Contemporary, Margate; Intertidal Calligraphy with Walk Create, East Kent Mencap, and The Museum of London Archeology in Whitstable; Port at Art Walk Porty, Edinburgh; and Walking with Ghosts, a live art commission with The Imperial War Museum, in Folkestone. Elspeth is currently undertaking a residency at Ahava Community Canterbury with In a Space Arts.