Ellie Hannon is an Australian Artist that traverses the fields of painting, drawing, ceramics and large-scale mural work in her art practice, seeking to create a visual narrative between a variety of elements and materials. Her works explore memories and experience as she reflects on themes such as values, beliefs, possessions and the environment.
Ellie invites the viewer to immerse themselves in spaces of awe, contemplation and mysticism. Drawing on inspiration from the changing landscape whilst travelling, Ellie is fascinated with the handmade and how artefacts, architecture and textiles carry with them narrative, history and memories.
Since completing her Bachelor of fine arts at Newcastle University in 2009 Ellie has spent 3 years living in South East Asia and has exhibited throughout Indonesia and Singapore. Returning to Australia in 2014 Ellie has focused on her professional practice as an artist exhibiting at the Corner Store Gallery in Orange, yearly solo exhibitions at Newcastle Art Space, Foresight Gallery and the most recent at her studio show as a part of the MAKEit MADEit conference.
"Transient Love" Installation, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland 2017
"Stories from beyond the passage" Solo Exhibition, Makeit Madeit conference, Newcastle, 2017
"A Vibrant Gathering" Solo Exhibition , Foresight Gallery, Newcastle, Australia 2016
"Imbued" Group exhibition, Gallery 139, Newcastle, Australia 2016
"Traces" Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle, Australia, 2015
"On my way" Solo Exhibition, Corner Store Gallery Orange, Australia NSW 2014
Awards and Residencies
Make it Conference competition, Studio 754, 2015
Peoples choice, Newcastle emerging artist prize, 2014
Australian Arts in Asia award Finalist in Philanthropy and community engagement for the Rumah Kreatif art studio project, West Java, Indonesia, 2013
Artist in Residence, Permaculture Perak, Lenggong, Malaysia, Art and Music collaboration with Rizal Abdulhadi (Indonesia) 2012