Ellie Burkett

Portfolio

Location: London
Bio:

I am a London-based textile artist and educator whose work explores personal stories and collective memories contained within textiles and artefacts.

Layering, patching and tearing become metaphors for meaning, known or lost, and the gaps and spaces in our conversations with the past. Work which on the surface seems fragile and decorative sometimes has a problematic or painful narrative which can be suggested through text, pattern and stitch.

I trained in Fine Art Textiles at Goldmiths College, University of London and later studied textiles and papermaking in Japan. Current work represents a return to my interest in stitch, paper and print.

Exhibitions:

Most recent exhibitions:

Makers at The Mill, House Mill Gallery, Bromley-by-Bow. Group exhibition of Traditional Arts and Modern Crafts practice. 8th-17th Sept 2017

Stratford Library, Stratford, London. 5th May - 14th July 2017

Women & Arts Stratford Circus, Stratford, London. 6th Mar - 6th May 2017

Makers at The Mill, House Mill Gallery, Bromley-by-Bow. Group exhibition of Traditional Arts and Modern Crafts practice. 9th-18th Sept 2016

Forest Gate Arts Trail, Work exhibited in Aromas Restaurant. August 2016

‘More than a Woman’ Brentwood Road Gallery, Romford. Group Exhibition of female print makers. 8th-24th March 2016