This is an archived page from the Website Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison from Version 3.0 (active 2008 - 2015). New website:

last updated
15th July 2015

Ellie Harrison is an artist based in Glasgow (UK) shortlisted for the Converse/Dazed 2011 Emerging Artists Award. In 2015 she is associate artist at GoMA Glasgow. Her Early Warning Signs can be found around the UK at four host venues and her Vending Machine can be seen in London as part of the public collection at the Open Data Institute.

The ideas behind Ellie’s recent practice are explored in the text by Laurie Penny commissioned to accompany her solo exhibition Market Forces, and, in the artist’s profile by Martin Herbert published in Art Monthly in 2011. A survey of her earlier work can be found in the 2009 book Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector featuring her project Eat 22, which can also be seen in London as part of the permanent display at the Wellcome Collection.

This website serves as an archive of her gallery based work created since 2000 and acts as an introduction to her numerous internet based projects which can currently be viewed online. It also provides information about the curatorial and collaborative projects she has initiated since 2005 and is currently working on. You can also find information about her current and previous residencies and exhibitions, as well as a thorough press archive dating back to 2002.

The animation above features a random sample of some of Ellie’s most recent and well-known projects. Please click on a project title for more information. For each page on the website that you visit you will also be provided with a randomly generated definition of Ellie Harrison following the asterisk below the main menu.

Ellie Harrison is Lecturer in Contemporary Art Practices at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. She is the founder and coordinator of the Bring Back British Rail campaign, agent for The Artists’ Bond and a member of the Scottish Artists Union and the University and College Union.