Acme Studios — Nicole Ellis

Supporting Artists since 1972

Nicole Ellis

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Nicole Ellis is an Australian artist who creates works across a range of media investigating issues of culture and history in relation to materiality. Her recent works are seen against a backdrop of contemporary archaeology, a form of historical recycling where continuity and rupture are part of the process of production, demand and reinvention. The earlier Site Works were part of this project, with large-scale paint skins, lifted or peeled back from the marked wooden floors of a clothing manufacturer’s warehouse. These fabric works were hung loosely or rolled as portable documents of everyday experience.

Nicole exhibits nationally and internationally and has received numerous awards and overseas residencies. Recent exhibitions include: London: Looking East, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania (2005); Interventions, Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide (2006); The Port Arthur Project (Keep the Home Fires Burning), Port Arthur, Tasmania (2007); Transit_1, The British School at Rome, Italy (2009); Fabric Work, Factory 49, Sydney (2011); ARTIFACT, James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney (2012); and Nicole Ellis: Fabrications, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra (2021).

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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