Ellie Niblock is a Northern Irish artist living and working in London and has just finished an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. Ellie completed a BA Hons in Textile Art, Design and Fashion in 2015, receiving a First Class honours. She has participated in both solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including working with venues such as Tate and V&A. She was the first artist from Northern Ireland to be awarded an art residency to India in 2016, by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council. She recently sold work to The Arts Council of Northern Ireland for their permanent collection. Ellie will be undertaking a residency in Harwich in August 2020.
Ellie approaches her practice in a way that conceptualises and builds a pseudo-scientific space that borders the line between fantasy and reality. She works in sculpture, installation and sound art. The relationship between the different elements to her work ultimately offer an insight into the connection between the human, material and digital technology. This amalgamation defines her desire to discover utopian fantasies. She uses photogrammetry and animation as a tool to explore the mutation of her tactile, sculptural objects and how they might appear differently in future alternative worlds. These living beings do not exist in the physical world, but digital technology visualizes the invisible, making something intangible become tangible. Excited about the future of touch and technology, Ellie plays with possibilities around this.