Ellie Hannon is an emerging Australian artist who works out of her studio in Newcastle NSW. Traversing the fields of painting, drawing, ceramics and mural work in her art practice, Ellie establishes a visual narrative that explores the themes of values, possessions and our relationship with the natural environment, reflecting on how these contribute to our personal identity.
Ellie’s landscapes depict dream like stills of the natural world, inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in spaces of nostalgia, contemplation and mysticism. Vibrant, layered and patch-worked with pattern, Ellie’s mark making draws on inspiration from textiles, and other worldly objects, fascinated with how handmade artefacts can be a time capsule for unique narratives, histories and memories.
Since completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Newcastle University in 2009 Ellie has spent 3 years living in South East Asia working on community art projects. Returning to Australia in 2014 Ellie has focused on her professional practice as an artist exhibiting at the Corner Store Gallery in Orange, Newcastle Art Space, Backwoods Gallery Melbourne and exhibiting as a part of the MAKEit MADEit conference in 2017. Over the past 2 years, Ellie’s practice has lead her into working on large scale site specific murals that depict abstracted scenes from nature, appreciating the resilience and ability of plants to regenerate and reclaim an environment after human intervention.
2009 Bachelor of Fine Art, Newcastle University
2018 “The Wild”, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne
2017 "Transient Love", Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland
"Stories from beyond the passage", Makeit Madeit conference, Newcastle
2016 “A Vibrant Gathering”, Foresight Gallery, Newcastle
2015 “Traces”, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
2014 “On my way”, Corner Store Gallery, Orange
Select Group Exhibitions
2018 ”Surface Structure” Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney
“Girls Girls Girls Girls” Back to Back Gallery, Newcastle
2017 “THE END of year show” Studio show, Newcastle
2016 “Imbued”, Group exhibition, Gallery 139, Newcastle
2015 “Leaves falling Autumn calling”, Gallery 139, Newcastle
2018 “Pandanus River” Mahbilil Festival, Collaborative mural, Jabiru Norther Territory
“Where the Ocean meets the sea” CBD Woolworths, Coffs Harbour
2017 “Passageway” Make it Made it conference, Newcastle
“Maitland River” Mural Artwork, Stockland Greenhills Maitland
2015 “Transient Vine” Black box theatre, Newcastle
2015 Make it Conference, Studio 754
2014 Peoples choice, Newcastle emerging artist prize
2013 Australian Arts in Asia award Finalist in Philanthropy and community engagement for the Rumah Kreatif art studio project, West Java, Indonesia
2012 Artist in Residence, Permaculture Perak, Lenggong, Malaysia
I acknowledge the Awabakal and Worimi people as the traditional owners of the country in which i call my home base, this incredible place upon which I live and work. I recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and I pay respect to Elders past, present and future.