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Ellie Shipman

Ellie Shipman

London | Joined 17 November 2011
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Combined Arts, Literature, Theatre, Visual Art, Disability, Older People, Women, London


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I am a socially-engaged artist, writer and researcher living and working in London. I studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art.

Debate around regeneration, temporary public art and notions of community underpin my practice. Supported with a substantial body of ongoing research my work responds to and challenges public, urban and socio-political tensions through encouraging and engaging real people. This often results in public workshops, walks, discussions and events as artistic outcomes.

For me, art is a social medium. As I continue to pursue socially engaged art I am looking forward to more in-depth communication and research with different groups of people. I will embrace future challenges faced by socially engaged art and believe that this is an exciting beginning: its potential is yet to be fulfilled.

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