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Recollecting RE:COLLECTION with Ellie Shipman and Elita Robertson – Podcast Episode

05 Oct [38 min]


In this Bricks podcast episode, artist Ellie Shipman and curator Elita Robertson discuss exhibiting social practice, working creatively with communities and bringing the personal into the participatory around Ellie’s solo show RE:COLLECTION – Regathering Social Practice at St Anne’s House, 2 – 11 Nov 2023.

Artist Ellie Shipman and curator Elita Robertson discuss working creatively with communities, embedding personal and artistic values across your practice, what kinds of commissions to look out for and avoid, fair pay for artists and the importance of authenticity in participation.

Ellie reflects on key turning points in her career to date, how pattern became ingrained in her participatory projects, and the process of regathering artworks created across the last 12 years from archives, universities and arts organisations for her solo show RE:COLLECTION – Regathering Social Practice.

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  • Ellie Shipman

    Ellie Shipman [she/her] is a visual and participatory artist whose practice is concerned with concurrent states of being and the process of drawing out shared commonality between them: hope and fear; isolation and togetherness; the domestic and the public; grief and joy.

  • Elita Robertson

    Elita Robertson [she/her] is an MA Curating student at UWE Bristol interested in sociology, new technologies, platform capitalism and ethics.