Ellen Norrish

Ellen Norrish (b.1993) is a representational painter currently based in Geraldton, WA. Her practice involves the careful reproduction of accumulated everyday objects and imagery in thick oil paint. Addressing the simultaneous pleasure and problem of excessive image accumulation, Ellen seeks to examine the role of photography and painting in imaging contemporary life. Ellen graduated from Curtin University with Fine Art Honours in 2016 where she was the recipient of the NAVA Ignition Award for Professional Practice and the Free Range Gallery Graduate Award. Ellen was also nominated and successfully chosen to exhibit in the HATCHED National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary art where she was one of two artists awarded Highly Commended by the Schenberg Art Fellowship judges.

Image credit: Tully Clayton

ARTIST STATEMENT 'WIP' (Work in Progress) 2018 – Ellen Norrish

Working towards her solo show at Spectrum Arts Space in 2019, Ellen continues to develop her latest series of paintings ‘The Tin Heads’. The series is an unconventional portrait of the Midwest’s avid Tin collectors Margaret and Robert Gaston. The playful works portray a sense of kitsch, care and community in regional Australia. 

ARTIST STATEMENT 'reincarnation' 2018 - Ellen Norrish

The series Painting Over Kyle follows the life of a fifty metre mural by West Australian artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers painted on the walls of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery in December 2017. Having helped paint the mural, and then paint over it a month later, I have ‘reincarnated’ it in oils using documentation images from my iPhone. Appropriating Kyle’s mural allows me to explore the many thematic layers of labor, commodification and the value of both painting and snapshot photography.

Curriculum Vitae

ELLEN-NORRISH-ARTIST-CV.pdf (pdf 599kB)

Exhibitions

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 12 Jan 2019 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition (Image courtesy Ian Williams artist)

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with a celebratory group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Affordable/Collectable Art from the West End Arts Precinct to you!

    Image courtesy Ian Williams artist

     

  • Tue 13 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018 'reincarnation' - Group Exhibition

    'reincarnation' is the first group exhibition to celebrate the launch of STALA CONTEMPORARY. Running TUESDAY 13 - Friday 23 March 'reincarnation' features a stellar line up of 13 diverse and dynamic contemporary artists from WA, Melbourne and Sydney,. STALA CONTEMPORARY is thrilled to be featuring painting, drawing and sculptures by Richard Healy (Sydney), Kim Hyunji (Melbourne), Kathryn Haug, Jarrad Martyn, Alex Maciver, Wade Taylor, Michelle Hyland, Di Cubitt, Ayad Alqaragholli, Marcia Espinosa, Anne Walmsley, Ellen Norrish and Adam Hisham Ismail.

    Participating artists have been invited to exhibit new or recent works that respond to the theme of reincarnation.


Works

ELLEN NORRISH - @feilencolin Royal Flying Doctor enroute to Perth International Airport

ELLEN NORRISH - @feilencolin Royal Flying Doctor enroute to Perth International Airport 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 17cm (framed)

Call for pricing
ELLEN NORRISH - @livvymarie88 Should I fry or poach it? Tiniest chicken egg

ELLEN NORRISH - @livvymarie88 Should I fry or poach it? Tiniest chicken egg 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm (framed)

Call for pricing
ELLEN NORRISH - @lowmions

ELLEN NORRISH - @lowmions 

oil on board 13 x 17cm (framed)

Call for pricing
ELLEN NORRISH - @midland_fresh Ora King

ELLEN NORRISH - @midland_fresh Ora King 

oil on baord 2019, 15 x 15cm (framed)

Call for pricing
ELLEN NORRISH - @pantenu7727 Come stiamo bene!!!!

ELLEN NORRISH - @pantenu7727 Come stiamo bene!!!! 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm (framed)

Call for pricing
ELLEN NORRISH - Jamie

ELLEN NORRISH - Jamie 

oil on board 2018, 29 x 21cm

$500.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Sanding the drips

ELLEN NORRISH - Sanding the drips 

oil on board 2018, 30 x 43cm

$750.00
ELLEN NORRISH - The Tin Heads: Harry Potters

ELLEN NORRISH - The Tin Heads: Harry Potters 

oil on board 2018, 4 x (25 x 15cm) and 1 (25 x 10cm) panels

$1,500.00
ELLEN NORRISH - The Tin Heads: Ladies in hats

ELLEN NORRISH - The Tin Heads: Ladies in hats 

oil on board 2018, 3 x (25 x 16.5cm) panels

$1,000.00
ELLEN NORRISH - The Tin Heads: Mountains, fishermen and dogs

ELLEN NORRISH - The Tin Heads: Mountains, fishermen and dogs 

oil on board 2018, 4 x (25 x 16.5cm) panels

$1,500.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Another etching

ELLEN NORRISH - Another etching 

oil on board 2017, 16 x 12cm

$150.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Kiss, Rosanna

ELLEN NORRISH - Kiss, Rosanna 

oil on board 2017, 17 x 12cm

$150.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Museum postcard I might like 2

ELLEN NORRISH - Museum postcard I might like 2 

oil on board 2017, 17 x 12cm

$220.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Olive washi tape envelope back

ELLEN NORRISH - Olive washi tape envelope back 

oil on board 2017, 13 x 18.5cm

$220.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Orange Paper

ELLEN NORRISH - Orange Paper 

oil on board 2017, 12.5 x 12.5cm

$150.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Postcard from the Leipzig book fair

ELLEN NORRISH - Postcard from the Leipzig book fair 

oil on board 2017, 12 x 17cm

$150.00
ELLEN NORRISH - She's got a very good residency in Norway!

ELLEN NORRISH - She's got a very good residency in Norway! 

oil on board 2017, 12 x 17cm

$150.00
Ellen Norrish - Symmetrical etching

Ellen Norrish - Symmetrical etching 

oil on board 2017, 18 x 14cm

$220.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Undecorated envelope

ELLEN NORRISH - Undecorated envelope 

oil on board 2017, 18 x 20cm

$220.00
ELLEN NORRISH - 'On the train with Marie and Ro'

ELLEN NORRISH - 'On the train with Marie and Ro' 

oil on board 2016, 15 x 21cm 

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - @kalinkosturkov #sunpower #sunset

ELLEN NORRISH - @kalinkosturkov #sunpower #sunset sold

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm (framed)

ELLEN NORRISH - Justin and The Lighthouse

ELLEN NORRISH - Justin and The Lighthouse sold

oil on board 2018, 30 x 42cm 

ELLEN NORRISH - Ladders

ELLEN NORRISH - Ladders sold

oil on board 2018, 30 x 42cm 

ELLEN NORRISH - Scott and Kyle

ELLEN NORRISH - Scott and Kyle sold

oil on board 2018, 29 x 21cm

ELLEN NORRISH - The first wall

ELLEN NORRISH - The first wall sold

oil on board 2018, 30 x 42cm

ELLEN NORRISH - The Pink Room

ELLEN NORRISH - The Pink Room sold

oil on board 2018, 30 x 42cm *Highly Commended Award, Painting Category, City of Wanneroo Community Art Award 2018*

ELLEN NORRISH - Tom

ELLEN NORRISH - Tom sold

oil on board 2018, 29 x 21cm 

ELLEN NORRISH - Key from India

ELLEN NORRISH - Key from India sold

oil on board 2017, 19.5 x 18cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Part 7

ELLEN NORRISH - Part 7 sold

oil on board 2017, 16.5 x 11.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Pink washi tape envelope back

ELLEN NORRISH - Pink washi tape envelope back sold

oil on board 2017, 14 x 19cm

ELLEN NORRISH - 1/5,735 Cockfosters

ELLEN NORRISH - 1/5,735 Cockfosters sold

oil on board 2018, 21 x 15cm

ELLEN NORRISH - 71/5,735 Grey heart

ELLEN NORRISH - 71/5,735 Grey heart sold

oil on board 2016, 21 x 15cm