An Online Experience -  The Royal Standard's Space Raiders Residency 2020

Examples of past Projects, Workshops, Exhibitions and Experimentations 

An Online Experience -  LJMU Degree Show 2020

ELLIE TOWERS Born 1999, based in The Royal Standard Gallery,  Liverpool

ellietowers.com // Instagram: @ellie__towers // etowers1999@gmail.com // 07747592755

 

Ellie Towers is an artist working in new media, collage, film, installation and writing. Concerned with the reformation of interaction through simulacral forms, her work attempts to unpack interpersonal relationships and anecdotally provoke, often alongside creative partner Reece Griffiths. Exploring how warpings of gender, domestic-life, and socially-fringed outlooks could help dismantle the ties of moralistic and capital-convention, she joins the viewer on a pilgrimage through fictional landscapes cobbled together from a catalogue of idiosyncratic totems.

 

Education and Qualifications

2017 - 2020 Liverpool John Moores University: Fine Art (BA Hons), First Class (practical and dissertation modules) - Studied under Rory Macbeth, Adam Carr, Bedwyr Williams

A-Level in Fine Art: Burnley College (A) -  Studied under Paula Newton, Paula McNutt

 

Positions

Currently - Freelance Artist

Currently - Paid Artist assistant with the Liverpool Biennial developing the works of participating artists alongside curators Abi Mitchel and Hyun Seo, and under senior curator Manuela Moscoso

Currently - Programme committee member at The Royal Standard Studios and Gallery organizing shows and events in partnership with A-N

Currently - Paid visual artist and campaign content creator as part of the Infinite Visions team for musicians Stealing Sheep

Currently - Paid featured artist Public programmer in the SPUR.world programme alongside curator Julia Greenway

2020 Paid part-time mentor for students at Liverpool John Moores University in idea development and critical preparation

2020 Paid Guest Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University 

2020 Paid Q&A host at Liverpool John Moores University

2019-2020 Co-Founder of Liverpool John Moores Universitys ‘Film Club’ Initiative - Co-curating multiple cross-year shows, screenings and workshops

2018-2019 Paid Student Safeguarding Champion at Liverpool John Moores University

2017-2020 Liaison with numerous Galleries and Institutions in Liverpool and beyond including but not limited to: The Tapestry, The Bridewell Studios and Gallery, The Royal Standard, The Liverpool John Moores University John Lennon Art and Design Building, FACT, Chaos Magic, D-Unit Studios and Gallery, and OMSK Social Club

 

Residencies

Current - Artist in residence at The Royal Standard Gallery and Studios 13.11.20 - present

Current - SPUR - Digital, 05.08.20 - Present - Virtual residency run by Chaos Magic, Omsk Social Club and D-Unit, operating as one of the 16 selected CORE members, managing 125 Community Members

SPACE RAIDERS -13.10.20 -27.10.20 - Residency inside the Main Gallery Space of The Royal Standard, which culminated in ‘Walkies’

 

Selected Exhibitions

Up-Coming - LIVERPOOL LIGHTNIGHT - The Royal Standard Studios and Gallery

Up-Coming - SPUR.WORLD DIGITAL SHOW - Online - March 2021

Current - WINDOWS INTO THE VIRTUAL - International Exhibition - Loosen art, Millepiani Gallery, Rome 25.02.21 - 04.03.21

1:1 -Wet Dove Tail - Online  17.12.20

WALKIES - The Royal Standard, Liverpool, Main Gallery Space/Online 01.11.20

DEGREE SHOW ON MARS - Online 05.06.20

QUARANTINE CONNECTIONS - Online 21.04.20

​DON’T THROW STONES IN GLASS HOUSES - The Capital Building 12.03.20

​ WHAT’S THE SCORE (II) - Ethel Austin Room John Lennon Art and Design Building 28.02.20 - 07.03.20

​WHAT’S THE SCORE - The X Gallery, John Lennon Art and Design Building 26.02.20

FAKE SNOW THE CHRISTMAS SHOW - The Bridewell Studios and Gallery 12.12.19

​SCREENING EVENT - JFA, John Lennon Art and Design Building 28.10.19

​THE GIFT - The Masonic Hall 30.04.19​

​OBJECTIVITY - Ethel Austin Room, John Lennon Art and Design Building 02.04.19

​TERRITORY: THE COLLECTIVE - The Bridewell Studios and Gallery 20.02.19

​BY HER CHATTER  - (Curator) Ethel Austin Room, John Lennon Art and Design Building 11.03.19

ST GEORGES HALL EXHIBITION - St. Georges Hall​ 15.03.18

​MINI DEGREE SHOW - PES, John Lennon Art and Design Building 13.11.17

WHAT I WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE - FACT, Network Narrative, Mark Titchner (Turner Prize Nominee) - Burnley College, Burnley Youth Theatre, Burnley Library, Burnley Market Hall 15.07.17 - 31.01.18

 

Awards

Kate Cooper Selection Prize for Show Favorite in ‘Degree Show On Mars’

 

Publications 

Round Lemon Instagram Takeover

Ekphrasis Magazine - ‘SPACE AGE’ Vol.5 feature on ‘Walkies’

The Royal Standard Instagram Takeover

Round Lemon Instagram Takeover

Ekphraisis Magazine - ‘THE NEW NORMAL’ Vol.4 feature on ‘Un-Boxing’

Frieze Magazine - Feature on ‘Un-Boxing’

FAD Magazine - Feature on ‘Un-Boxing’

Art Daily - Feature on ‘Un-Boxing’ 

Degree Show on Mars Instagram Takeover - Filmclub

Linktr.ee

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ET/RG