studio @ elliedoney.co.uk

I am an artist and materials enthusiast based in London. Through my art research practice, I use experimental, sculptural and craft making processes, often with others, to explore material transformations around and within us. My work observes and imagines the shifting inner worlds of matter, and the physical and affective relationships we have with materials.

Whether precious, ephemeral, industrial or domestic, the stuff I work with is often gleaned from my surroundings, and specific to a particular place. I set out to look for magic in materials, the extraordinary in the fabric of every day; a search for traces of the numinous in the ecology of materials we are a part of.

Working with food is a way to shape-shift and explore materials in flux. By experiments in cooking and eating together across disciplines, I am travelling the porous borders of material bodies in our environment, and their inter-related physical and emotional properties.

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I am currently a doctoral student at the Slade School of Fine Art and the Institute of Making, UCL where I was previously workshop manager, and am a co-founder of multidisciplinary materials studio Manifold.

 

Studies

2017 – present: Practice-led MPhil/PhD, Slade School of Fine Art/Institute of Making
2008 – 10: Royal College of Art (MA) Ceramics & Glass
1998 – 01: University of Brighton (BA Hons.) Materials (Wood, Metal, Ceramics Plastics)
1997- 98: Middlesex University (Foundation) Art & Design

Residencies

2016/17: Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London
2014: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, London
2013: Siobhan Davies Studios – 60I40 Starting Point residency, London
2013: Guldagergård International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
2012: National Trust: Erno Goldfinger’s home 2 Willow Road / William Morris’ Red House, London
2012: Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse
2010: Headspace, Nara City, Japan
2010: HMG Paint, Manchester
2004: Florence Trust Studios
2002: Eastbourne College

Research

2018-19: Feast Journal: Sugar
2017 ongoing: Food and Transformation, practice-led PhD, UCL
2010: Liquid Quiddity – The Undercurrents of Matter: MA dissertation

Art Project Managing

2009-11: Wallspace Gallery, artists’ collective company loans
2007-8: Collision Festival, Area 10, Peckham, visual art
2007-9: Canary Wharf Ltd, public art 
2007-9:
WindowSpace Gallery, Hoxton Hall and Hoxton Works, art programmer

Work exhibited

2018
– The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, with Phytology
2016
– Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, AMP Gallery, Peckham London
– Dangerous Diaries: Exploring Risks and Rewards in Fabrication, Octagon Gallery UCL
2015
– Organolepts, Cravings exhibition, Science Museum Late event, London
2014
– Pots and Possibilities, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, with Studio Manifold
2013
– Under the Influence – Siobhan Davies Studio, with Studio Manifold
– Unfold – Siobhan Davies Studios, with Studio Manifold
– Excavations – Guldagergård International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark

2012
– This is How To Live, 2 Willow Road and The Red House – Former homes designed and lived in by Erno Goldfinger and William Morris, with Studio Manifold
– Nothing Ever Happens, OSR Projects, East Coker, Somerset.

2011
– Stick Up – a collaboration with Phil Rawle at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, with Studio Manifold, commissioned by the British Ceramics Biennial,
– Elemental(ism) – silver cloud gallery, London
– The King and The Minotaur, Babel Studios, St Pancras
– London Art Fair Projects with Florence Trust

2010
– Assembly, BEARSPACE, London
– [dAnger!] – Wormwood Gallery, Osaka, Japan
– Calling Upon Spirits – Testbed 1, Battersea, London
– New Designers 2010, London – Shortlisted for New Designer of the Year award
– SHOW ONE MA graduate exhibition – The Henry Moore Gallery, RCA, London

2009
– Einfall: Beyond Spontaneity, at The Freud Museum, London
– Off the Wall 2, The Gallery Room, London Civil Rights & Arts Centre, London

2007
– When Things Come Together, Nowhere North, Barnet, London
– Friendly Fire, Artworks inspired by bad news, at Nancy Victor Gallery, Charlotte St. London

2006
– Solo exhibition, Camden People’s Theatre, London
– Halfway House, an artist-led exhibition, 32 artists in a former bail hostel, Clapham, London
– Pestival, London Wetlands Centre

2005
– Solo exhibition alongside Terror 2005, Union Theatre, London
– Florence Trust, studio residency show, London
– Critical Mass, Area 10 Easter show, Peckham, London

Collections

2012: Crafts Council Handling Collection
2010: Freud Museum
2003: Concrete and felt sculptures to commemorate the opening of the Hayward Gallery’s new foyer, and Dan Graham’s Waterloo Sunset Pavillion

Awards

2017: PhD Studentship BEKO PLC
2011: Artists Access to Art Colleges Award, Plymouth School of Art.
2010: RJ Washington bursary award
2009: Eduardo Paolozzi travel award
2009: House of Fraser scholarship award