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Ella Barclay

b. 1981

Ella Barclay (B.1981 Bendigo) is an artist concerned with the transfixing, impulsive and intuitive behaviours brought about by new technologies often making installations that involve the projection of video onto water, steam and ice. In 2006 she obtained an MSc. in Digital Media with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh, courtesy of the British Council Scotland Scholarship and subsequently graduated with the John Lansdowne Media Art Award. In 2007 she was an active member of the international collective FutureAcademy StudioLab, who conducted performances, exhibitions and experiments in Edinburgh, Tokyo, Akiyoshidai and for the Documenta 12 Magazines project in Kassel.

Solo exhibitions include Stone Soup, Gaffa, Sydney (2008), Shit Rip, FirstDraft, Sydney, (2009), Quick Dip, db, Sydney (2010) Maelstrom Studies, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei (2011) and The Rocks PopUp, Sydney (2012). Group exhibitions include Crisis Complex, curated by Sumugan Sivanisen and Laura McLean, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, Time Machine, Curated by Serial Space, Sydney (2012), Trump, Curated by Sydney Guild, Hobart (2012), Fresh Produce, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2012), White as They Come, Curated by Iakovos Amperidis, 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney (2012), House Work, curated by Diana Smith, Performance Space, Sydney (2011), The Helen Lempriere Travelling Arts Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney (shortlisted, 2011), For the Lolz, curated by Sandra di Palma, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney (2011), Illuminations and Bad Faith, curated by Todd McMillan, Bondi Pavillion Gallery, 2011, Big Thoughts, Curated by Jennifer Turpin and Peter Volich, Mop, Sydney (2010) and The Sceggs Redlands Art Prize, nominated by Daniel Boyd (shortlisted, 2009). Residencies include Asialink|Taipei (2011) and Artspace, Sydney (2013) 

Birth place
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Period of activity 
from 2005
1 January 2000
Ella Barclay, Maelstrom Studies, 2011-12.
Ella Barclay, Maelstrom Studies, 2011-12. – from Maelstrom Studies 
See video
– from Choral Swell, via YouTube 
See video
– from Shit Rip, via YouTube