Nicola Ellis
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Lives and works in Manchester, UK

 

Ongoing activity

 

2021 – 2023:

Collaboration with manufacturer Ritherdon & Co Ltd (UK) and robotics specialist Digiotouch (Estonia) as part of a Better Factory Knowledge Transfer Experiment (K.T.E)

 

 

 

Solo exhibitions and projects

2022     Solo presentation at the National festival of Making, Blackburn UK

 

2021    Nicola Ellis and Ritherdon & Co ltd: No Gaps in The Line. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK

 

2018

Chemistry and Magic, straight down the line. Commission for The National Festival of Making, Blackburn UK

 

2017

Front and Back. The Birley, Preston UK

Sculpture: a fabrication. AIR Gallery Altrincham UK

 

2015

It’ll hold until it breaks. Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK

More room for error ArcadeCardiff Wales

More room for error Site specific installation at &Model Leeds UK and

More room for error  Site specific installation at Bloc Projects, Sheffield UK

 

2014

You won’t see that bit anyway. Commission, 20 21 VAC Scunthorpe, UK

 

2013

Sculpture Series- Quays Culture. Exhibition 1, The Studio, Media City, Salford Quays UK

 

2009

Full Circle. PAD Gallery, Preston UK.

 

 

Group exhibitions

2022

Atos Art of Manufacturing, Atos business innovation and technology centres in Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Milan, Vienna, Dallas, Liverpool and London.

Peripheral Memories, Spazio35, Udine, Italy

Reflections part 3: sculpture made by women, Workplace, London UK

 

2021

Peripheral Memories, Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste, Italy

Not Painting, Copperfield Gallery, London, UK

10 year anniversary exhibition, Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough UK

Leggy MK II, Middlesbrough Art weekender, Middlesbrough, UK

 

 

2019

No Particular place to go? 35 years of sculpture at Castlefield Gallery, UK

Each Toward the Other, Bury Sculpture Centre, Bury UK

Major conversations’ pt.1 Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough UK

Major Conversations pt.2  The Turnpike Gallery, Leigh UK.

CONTINUUM, Allenheads Contemporary Arts at the North Pennines Observatory UK

 

2018

Oh, it is easy to be clever if one does not know all these questions. DOX, Prague and Castlefield Gallery UK

 

2017

Drawing for sculpture. 20 21 VAC Scunthorpe, UK

Transfuse: Three weeks of sculpture at The Great Medical Disaster. Manchester UK

Fix. ICW, Blackpool UK

 

2016

From A to C, this being B. Caustic Coastal, Salford UK

NY open, NY space, Manchester UK

Means. Unit, Blackpool UK

Da Vinci Engineered. Zebedees Yard, Hull UK

 

2015

Cascading Relevant Information. Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool UK

The Manchester Contemporary with Castlefield Gallery, TMC, Manchester UK

In Emergency Break Glass. Manchester Art Gallery. Manchetser UK

 

2014

The shape of things to come. Stour Valley Arts, Kent, UK

 

2013

The Manchester Contemporary with Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK

 A priori. University of Central Lancashire, Preston UK

Head to head: Nicola Ellis and Aura Satz. Commission, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK

Means of feedback. Cube Gallery, Manchester UK

Some recent examples. Lever street, Manchester UK

Four. Commission by Cornerhouse, Manchester UK

 

2012   

Meanwhile see this. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK

Cabedal. Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal

Part of the programme. FAFA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

2011

Neo:artprize. Neogallery22, Bolton UK

Against the grain performance. Emergency Accommodation. BMC.  Manchester UK

We are all in this together. Bureau, Manchester UK

 

2010

Ink-Coherent: encounters with the Harris. Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston UK

Ex-Libris. International print biennial, Serbia.

 

2009     

Experimental Film and Video Art Vol 2. The New Continental, Preston UK

 

2004     

Resonance. Liverpool Biennial. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool UK

 

 

Residencies

2021.

Artist in residence at the Pittini Group headquarters in Osoppo, facilitated by IoDeposito, Trieste, Italy

 

2019 – 2021

Return to Ritherdon, Ritherdon & Co Ltd, Darwen, Lancashire, UK

 

2018

Art in Manufacturing residency at Ritherdon Ltd for The National Festival of Making

BEYOND open door residency, Allenheads Contemporary Arts at the North Pennines Observatory, UK

 

2017

FIX. ICW Blackpool UK

 

2016

3rd Floor Studios residency. Manchester UK

 

2014

Merz Barn Residency, Merz Barn, Cumbria UK

Stour Valley Arts Residency, Kent, UK

 

2011

Secs and Death Cells. The Hive, Manchester. UK

 

 

Touring exhibitions

 

2010

This is England. CFCA Preston and UOL Pakistan.

 

2009

Triple Echo. UCLAN Preston, JMU Liverpool, Wirral Metropolitan College and Bristol University

 

 

Grants and Awards

2020.

Henry Moore Foundation Artists Award

 

2019

ACE Grant for the Arts for ‘Return to Ritherdon’, a two year Artist Placement at steel enclosure     manufacturer Ritherdon & Co Ltd.

 

2017

Manchester International Festival Creative50

ACE Grants for the Arts for ‘Sculpture: a fabrication’ research and development project.

 

2016

ACE Grants for the Arts for ‘Play/pause: The turbulent history of UK steel’ research project

 

2014

ACE Grants for the Arts for More room for error practice development project

 

2013

Selected as an inaugural artist supported by Mark Devereux Projects

 

2010

St Helens Strategic Themed Grant

 

2007

CADGE Funding UCLAN

 

 

Publications

2021

No Gaps in The Line

 

2019

No Particular Place to Go? 35 years of sculpture at Castlefield Gallery

 

2017

From A to C; This being B

 

2015

More Room for error: Nicola Ellis

 

2013

Mark Devereux Projects: Nicola Dale | David Ogle| Nicola Ellis

 

2012

Corridor 8 Contemporary Art and Writing Journal issue 3, Annual 2012

Quick slow Part 3

 

 

Work in private and public collections within the UK

 

 

Education

 

2010 – 2011   MA Fine, Art Manchester School of Art

2005 – 2009   BA hons Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire