Ellie Collins, Community Support Facilitator at Cromwell Road Resource Centre will exhibit her art work at two national shows taking place in Wakefield and London. The first exhibition (Shape Open) in London starts tomorrow (22nd March).
The exhibitions are both with leading disability arts organisations and her artwork has very close links with her service within the learning disability environment.
Ellie Collins – Sweepings
Wakefield Artwalk: ‘Artist Ellie Collins creates an immersive installation exploring disability, disempowerment and futility through the theme of sweepings. Sound, 3D works, and video combine to create a site-responsive experience for visitors.’
For Sweepings Ellie Collins’ diverse narratives are the catalyst for sound, film and assemblage with thematic cohesion in colour, texture, proximity and form.
Collins favours institutional spaces where she can respond intuitively to features such as carpet, blinds, ledges and radiators.
Sweeping on carpet is frustrating and certain to end in at least partial failure. Embracing futility, the artist rejects ease or perfection in place of something richer, more abstruse and irregular.
During June and July 2018, Ellie Collins wrote something every day for thirty days in response to the word Sweepings
Sweepings 1st July
Brush aside the notion that sweeping statements suffice. Brush truth under the carpet for long enough and a lump will form to trip you up
Sweepings 24th June
They watch as September swirls in the window
She is stooped and weak
A-line skirt hanging slack
Bottom lip snatched by a sudden gust
Sweepings 14th June
Vast mouths filtered planktonic morsels; sustainably straining nourishment from the sea through plates frayed into bristles forming a matted sieve, till commercial fishing vessels ventured further and further into Arctic waters to land giants for the sake of fashion, chimney brushes and upholstery stuffing…
Venue: The Art House, Wakefield
Address: The Art House, Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE
Website: the-arthouse.org.uk Artist website: elliecollins.com
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01924 312000
Artist email: email@example.com Artist Tel: 07784 631060
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm
Dates: 26th of March – 13th of April 2018.
To coincide with The Wakefield Artwalk on the 28th of March 2018, 5pm – 9pm
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