Ellen BellArtist, Maker, Writer, Critic, Teacher
The nature of language, and, in particular, its limitations as a method of expressing deep and difficult feelings, informs much of my work. I work directly with books, texts and paper ephemera to create drawings, installations and sculptures that pose questions rather than deliver answers about how we communicate within our familial and intimate relationships. There is an intensity to the work – more read full statement
|Activities||Residencies, Arts in health, Private commissions, Critical writing, Creative writing|
|Artforms / type of project||Book Works, Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Text|
News & Events
24/05/2015 – 11/07/2015
Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown
A site-specific installation that reflects overheard conversations in Oriel Davies Gallery. Private view on Saturday 24th May between 5-8 pm.
I have just finished a week long residency at Oriel Davies Gallery collecting recordings and transcriptions of overheard conversations for my upcoming site-specific installation, MORDANT. ACW funded.
23/05/2015 – 11/07/2015
Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Mid-Wales
A new site-specific installation that reflects a spoken soundscape of Newtown by Ellen Bell for Oriel Davies' TestBed space. Funded by Arts Council Wales.
London Art Fair 2015
21/01/2015 – 25/01/2015
The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, N10 0QH
New work by Ellen Bell being shown by her agent Four Square Fine Arts on stand G10.
Surface & Depth
30/09/2014 – 05/10/2014
The Strand Gallery, John Adam St. London WC2
A group show with work responding to the theme of Surface & Depth.
Beyond the Book
05/04/2014 – 17/04/2014
The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF
An exhibition celebrating the book and beyond.