Dock Summer Commissions 2020 with Kate Murphy
Ellen was commissioned by The Dock Arts Centre for their Summer Commissions to create a body of work over the Summer months. And, with this commission she chose to work on a series of collaborations with Artist/Curator Kate Murphy. The aim of this project was to maintain a physical dialogue with through these isolating times and continued engagement with materiality. Much of the art world has crossed over to online platforms, it has made it a lot more difficult to physically engage with materially driven artworks. This commission allowed both artists to maintain meaningful dialogue in these unprecedented times.
The commission involved a series of collages that were sent via An Post and completed once received by the other artist. There is a melding of the two artists practices to develop a visual language that the artists have been unfolding over the months of lockdown.