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

  • Thu 16 May - Tue 28 May 2019 'The Tin Heads' @ Spectrum Project Space, ECU in conjunction with STALA CONTEMPORARY - Ellen Norrish

    STALA CONTEMPORARY proudly presents ‘The Tin Heads’ by Ellen Norrish at Spectrum Project Space, ECU. This is an exhibition celebrating an ever-growing collection of 10,000 tins owned by retirees Margaret and Robert Gaston. The couple display the tins in a large shed on their farm in Waggrakine, a suburb on the outskirts of Geraldton in Western Australia’s Mid West region. 

    * 'The Tin Heads' body of work is now part of the  'Alternative Archive' exhibition on show at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery' 31 May - 20 July 2019 *

  • 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 - 3,000

ELLEN NORRISH - 3,000 

oil on board 2019, 7 x 11cm

$125.00
ELLEN NORRISH - 5.000

ELLEN NORRISH - 5.000 

oil on board 2019, 7 x 11cm

$125.00
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 - Arnott's Biscuits

ELLEN NORRISH - Arnott's Biscuits 

oil on board 2019, 37 x 25.5cm

$1,100.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Hat Lady

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Hat Lady 

oil on board 2019, 13.5 x 10cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Brown Pair of Ducks

ELLEN NORRISH - Brown Pair of Ducks 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 12cm

$275.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Cat Face

ELLEN NORRISH - Cat Face 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 12cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Coloured Strips Fossil

ELLEN NORRISH - Coloured Strips Fossil 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

$225.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Crawford's Petticoat Tail Shortbread

ELLEN NORRISH - Crawford's Petticoat Tail Shortbread 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

$275.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Ducks Wearing Scarves

ELLEN NORRISH - Ducks Wearing Scarves 

oil on board 2019, 17.5 x 11.5cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Easter Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Easter Tin 

oil on board 2019, 13 x 12.5cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Fossil Christmas

ELLEN NORRISH - Fossil Christmas 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

$225.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Green lady and her yellow canary

ELLEN NORRISH - Green lady and her yellow canary 

oil on board 2019, 14 x 10.5cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Green Leaves and Coral

ELLEN NORRISH - Green Leaves and Coral 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

$225.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Harrod's Christmas Cake

ELLEN NORRISH - Harrod's Christmas Cake 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

$275.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Harrod's Teddy Bear Bus

ELLEN NORRISH - Harrod's Teddy Bear Bus 

oil on board 2019, 9.5 x 13.5cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Kitten Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Kitten Tin 

oil on board 2019, 17 x 18cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Leaning Tower at Midnight

ELLEN NORRISH - Leaning Tower at Midnight 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

$225.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Little Queen Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Little Queen Tin 

oil on board 2019, 11 x 11cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Mandarin Orange Spice

ELLEN NORRISH - Mandarin Orange Spice 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 14cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Milo Celebrating 60 Years

ELLEN NORRISH - Milo Celebrating 60 Years 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 12.5cm

$425.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Milo Gleam

ELLEN NORRISH - Milo Gleam 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 12.5cm

$425.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Nude By Nature

ELLEN NORRISH - Nude By Nature 

oil on board 2019, 12 x17cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Parts & Labor

ELLEN NORRISH - Parts & Labor 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

$225.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Pascall Gorge

ELLEN NORRISH - Pascall Gorge 

oil on board 2019, 18 x 19.5cm

$350.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Pascall Purple Landscape

ELLEN NORRISH - Pascall Purple Landscape 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 18.5cm

$350.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Pink Pair of Ducks

ELLEN NORRISH - Pink Pair of Ducks 

oil on board 2019, 13.5 x 11.5cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Purina Pro Plan

ELLEN NORRISH - Purina Pro Plan 

oil on board 2019, 51.5 x 30cm

$1,100.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Quaint team of ducks

ELLEN NORRISH - Quaint team of ducks 

oil on board 2019, 17 x 12cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Red Polka Dots

ELLEN NORRISH - Red Polka Dots 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Santa Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Santa Tin 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

$275.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Small River Ducks Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Small River Ducks Tin 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 9cm

$150.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Table Selected Greek Black Olives

ELLEN NORRISH - Table Selected Greek Black Olives 

oil on board 2019, 27.5 x 17.5cm

$800.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Tiny Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Tiny Tin 

oil on board 2019, 7.5 x 6.5cm

$125.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Twin pups

ELLEN NORRISH - Twin pups 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 12.5cm 

$425.00
ELLEN NORRISH - USA F

ELLEN NORRISH - USA F 

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

$225.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Ve-Tsin

ELLEN NORRISH - Ve-Tsin  

oil on board 2019, 16.5 x 11.5cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Vetta Olive Oil

ELLEN NORRISH - Vetta Olive Oil 

oil on board 2019, 27.5 x 16cm

$750.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Weet-bix

ELLEN NORRISH - Weet-bix 

oil on board 2019, 11.5 x 13.5cm

$275.00
ELLEN NORRISH - White Duck

ELLEN NORRISH - White Duck 

oil on board 2019, 14 x 11cm

$250.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Winnie The Pooh

ELLEN NORRISH - Winnie The Pooh 

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

$275.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Yellow Hat Lady

ELLEN NORRISH - Yellow Hat Lady 

oil on board 2019, 16.5 x 13cm

$300.00
ELLEN NORRISH - Yellow Top Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Yellow Top Tin 

oil on board 2019, 13 x 12cm

$250.00
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 - 1,000

ELLEN NORRISH - 1,000  sold

oil on board 2019, 7 x 11cm

ELLEN NORRISH - @kalinkosturkov #sunpower #sunset

ELLEN NORRISH - @kalinkosturkov #sunpower #sunset sold

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

ELLEN NORRISH - @lowmions

ELLEN NORRISH - @lowmions sold

oil on board 13 x 17cm (framed)

ELLEN NORRISH - @midland_fresh Ora King

ELLEN NORRISH - @midland_fresh Ora King sold

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

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

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

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

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Dog

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Dog sold

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Jasmine Tea

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Jasmine Tea sold

oil on board 2019, 9.5 x 8.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Pair of Ducks

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue Pair of Ducks sold

oil on board 2019, 17 x 12cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue River Duck

ELLEN NORRISH - Blue River Duck sold

oil on board 2019, 14.5 x 11.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Bushells Blue Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Bushells Blue Tin sold

oil on board 2019, 16 x 19.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Floral Tapestry

ELLEN NORRISH - Floral Tapestry sold

oil on board 2019, 15 x 19.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Goldfish

ELLEN NORRISH - Goldfish sold

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm 

ELLEN NORRISH - Jasmine Tea

ELLEN NORRISH - Jasmine Tea sold

oil on board 2019, 12.5 x 10.5cm 

ELLEN NORRISH - Octagonal Ship

ELLEN NORRISH - Octagonal Ship sold

oil on board 2019, 12 x 12cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Orange Pekoe

ELLEN NORRISH - Orange Pekoe sold

oil on board 2019, 10.5 x 9.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Peach Labrador

ELLEN NORRISH - Peach Labrador sold

oil on board 2019, 16.5 x 15cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Pink Ornate Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Pink Ornate Tin sold

oil on board 2019, 13 x 12.5cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Red Ornate Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Red Ornate Tin sold

oil on board 2019, 14 x 12cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Red Setter Dog

ELLEN NORRISH - Red Setter Dog sold

oil on board 2019, 15 x 15cm

ELLEN NORRISH - SereniTEA

ELLEN NORRISH - SereniTEA sold

oil on board 2019, 15 x 10cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Thé au Jasmin

ELLEN NORRISH - Thé au Jasmin sold

oil on board 2019, 12 x 8cm

ELLEN NORRISH - The First One

ELLEN NORRISH - The First One sold

oil on board 2019, 7 x 11cm

ELLEN NORRISH - Tiny Jasmine Tin

ELLEN NORRISH - Tiny Jasmine Tin sold

oil on board 2019, 12 x 10.5cm

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

STALA CONTEMPORARY

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment