Approved: 01.06.2010

Ellie Doney

Artist, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 01.06.2010

I'm a materials enthusiast, engaged in making, cooking and eating with people across disciplines to understand the reciprocal relationships between the materials and creatures we are.

My work spans sculpture, collaborative workshops, collecting and making as research, often involving edible materials. What connects these activities is curiosity and enthusiasm for the nature of

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Artist Statement

I'm a materials enthusiast, engaged in making, cooking and eating with people across disciplines to understand the reciprocal relationships between the materials and creatures we are.

My work spans sculpture, collaborative workshops, collecting and making as research, often involving edible materials. What connects these activities is curiosity and enthusiasm for the nature of materials, and a growing sense of what can be understood about ourselves through complicity with other matter. Through physical engagement with materials, I find a way to explore the borders of the body, and what we might exchange with our environment.

CV & Education

EDUCATION

2017- present: Slade School of Art / Institute of Making UCL MPhil/PhD
2008 - 10: Royal College of Art (MA) Ceramics & Glass
1998 - 01: University of Brighton (BA Hons.) Wood, Metal, Ceramics Plastics
1997- 98: Middlesex University (Foundation) Art & Design

RESIDENCIES

2016/17: Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London
2014: Petrie Museum of Eqyptian Archaeology, UCL, London
2013: Siobhan Davies Studios - 60I40 Starting Point residency, London
2013: Guldagergård International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
2012: National Trust: Erno Goldfinger’s home 2 Willow Road / William Morris’ Red House, London
2012: Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse
2010: Headspace, Nara City, Japan
2010: HMG Paint, Manchester
2004: Florence Trust
2002: Eastbourne College

RESEARCH

2017: Food and Transformation, practice-led PhD project at Slade Scool of Fine Art/Institute of Making, UCL
2012: Temper ongoing collaboration with Dr. Hannah Drayson, University of Plymouth
2010: MA RCA dissertation: Liquid Quiddity - The Undercurrents of Matter

ARTS CURATING/PROJECT AND VENUE MANAGING

2012-17: Workshop manager, Institute of Making, UCL
2010-11: Project manager, Wallspace Gallery
2007-09: Public art assistant, Canary Wharf
2006-07: Curator, visual art, Collision Festival, Area 10
2004-06: Venue manager, Hoxton Hall

PARTICIPATORY ARTS

Workshops and public art projects with people from very young to very old, with a range of abilities, needs and specialisms:

Petrie Museum of Eqyptian Archaeology UCL, [ space ] studios, The V&A, Crafts Council, Royal College of Art, The London Festival of Architecture, Standpoint Gallery, Hoxton Hall, Oak Lodge school for the deaf, Hackney Free and Parochial School, Enfield Council, Greenbelt Festival and Brighton Organics Festival

EXHIBITIONS

2018
- The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, with Phytology

2016
- Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, AMP Gallery, Peckham London
- Dangerous Diaries: Exploring Risks and Rewards in Fabrication, Octagon Gallery UCL

2015
- Organolepts, Cravings exhibition, Science Mueum Late event, London

2014
-Pots and Possibilities, Petrie Museum of Eqyptian Archaeology, UCL

2013
- Under the Influence - Siobhan Davies Studio
- Unfold - Siobhan Davies Studios
- Excavations - Guldagergård International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark

2012
- This is How To Live, 2 Willow Road and The Red House - Former homes designed and lived in by Erno Goldfinger and William Morris.
- Nothing Ever Happens, OSR Projects, East Coker, Somerset.

2011
- Stick Up - collaboration with Phil Rawle at AirSpace Gallery, commissioned by the British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent - Elemental(ism) - silver cloud gallery, London
- The King and The Minotaur, Babel Studios, St Pancras
- London Art Fair Projects with Florence Trust

2010
- Assembly, BEARSPACE, London
- [dAnger!] - Wormwood Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- Calling Upon Spirits - Testbed 1, Battersea, London
- New Designers 2010, London - Shortlisted for new designer of the year award - SHOW ONE MA graduate exhibition – The Henry Moore Gallery, RCA, London
- Mini Exhibition – Touring London, Detroit, Copenhagen, Belfast

2009
- Einfall: Beyond Spontaneity, at The Freud Museum, London
- Off the Wall 2, The Gallery Room, London Civil Rights & Arts Centre, London

2007
- When Things Come Together, Nowhere North, Barnet, London
- Friendly Fire, Artworks inspired by bad news, at Nancy Victor Gallery, Charlotte St. London

2006
- Solo exhibition, Camden People’s Theatre, London
- Halfway House, an artist-led exhibition, 32 artists in a former bail hostel, Clapham, London
- Pestival, London Wetlands Centre

2005
- Solo exhibition alongside Terror 2005, Union Theatre, London
- Florence Trust final show, London
- Area 10 Easter show, large-scale sculpture installation, Peckham, London

COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS

2014: 100 'volcanic' rubber jewellery boxes commissioned for Untamed Encounters, a collection by Mimi Lipton

2012: Crafts Council Handling Collection commissioned 'Looking Bowl' - hot glass into a carved bowl.

2010: 'Terribilita' sculpture bought by the Freud Museum

2003: Concrete and felt sculptures commissioned to commemorate the opening of the Hayward Gallery’s new foyer, and Dan Graham’s Waterloo Sunset Pavillion

AWARDS

2017: PhD Studentship BEKO PLC
2011: Artists Access to Art Colleges placement, Plymouth University.
2010: RJ Washington bursary award
2009: Eduardo Paolozzi travel award
2009: House of Fraser scholarship award