Opening hours Gallery: Wednesday to Sunday 12–5pm

I Am Making Art: Hidden Stitches

with Ellie Shipman

I Am Making Art: Hidden Stitches

with Ellie Shipman

Ellie Shipman. Photograph by Jo Hounsome

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Drawing on Spike Island’s current exhibition, Young In Hong: Five Acts, artist Ellie Shipman leads a workshop exploring themes of women’s labour through textile making processes. Attendees are invited to make their own quilt panels using applique and other embroidering techniques.

Help with sewing is available as well as other alternative adhesive methods. All materials are provided, and attendees are invited to bring anything that holds significance to them. This workshop is open to all ages and abilities.

I AM MAKING ART

These regular activity sessions are led by artists and visual practitioners. Visitors of all ages and abilities can try out new techniques and approaches to making art, from drawing and painting to collage, sculpture and animation. All materials are provided.

Ellie Shipman

Ellie Shipman is a visual and participatory artist interested in drawing out shared commonality between people around what it is to be a womxn; the experience of birth and new motherhood as well as notions of community and sustainability. Ellie creates multimedia artworks using found objects, textiles, drawing, audio and installation. Works are often site-specific, participatory or interactive – including people in research, process and product.

Ellie regularly works on commissions for universities, researchers, museums and archives. Commissioners, funders and partners have included: Arts Council England; We the Curious; The Vietnamese Women’s Museum; Pump House Gallery; The University of Bristol; The University of Cambridge; Historic England; The Royal Shakespeare Company and Wellcome Trust.

Ellie is based in a studio at Bricks, St Anne’s House, is a member of Spilt Milk Gallery and is a Spike Island Associate.

www.eleanorshipman.com

Instagram @ellieshipman

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