6 Aug 2010
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (Germany)
29 Jul 2010
Monash University, Melbourne (Australia)
23 Jul 2010
Swinburne University, Melbourne (Australia)
Master of Fine Art
1 Jul 2010
(distinction), Glasgow School of Art
Artists’ Lottery Syndicate
On 1 April 2010, Harrison launched the Artists’ Lottery Syndicate forming a forty-strong collective of UK based artists joining forces to play The National Lottery over the course of a year, with the hope of hitting the jackpot. The Syndicate ran from 1 July 2010 – 1 July 2011 and was a fun and social group activity, which operated as a gentle critique of artists’ relationships to the economy, as well as a potential money-maker.
The History of Revolution: Ellie Harrison’s Fireworks Display
Conceived as the sister work to The History of Financial Crises, this performance spectacle is a one-woman attempt to re-enact a chronology of ‘the history of revolution’ over the course of the last 360 years via the medium of pyrotechnics.
Ellie Harrison interview
17 Jun 2010
Devised specifically for the context of the ‘degree show’. For the final three weeks of her Master of Fine Art course at Glasgow School of Art, Harrison made a conscious decision not to make any ‘work’, in favour of instead transforming her studio into a ‘press office’ and attempting to directly solicit the media coverage which many hope will come as a result of this much anticipated show.
The Finished Article
6 Jun 2010
Scotland on Sunday (Review p.7)
Art erupts out of a fine mess
4 Jun 2010
The Herald (p.21)
Artists in a bid for success with different type of draw
29 May 2010
The Herald (p.11)
Trajectories: How to Reconcile the Careerist Mentality with Our Impending Doom
Harrison’s 2010 thesis, published in four parts by Furtherfield, addresses the ethical implications of continuing to choose the ‘career’ of artist in the 21st Century and presents her manifesto for how best to move forward. (Word count: 8,284)
General Election Drinking Game
An endurance performance devised by Harrison to coincide with the 2010 UK general election. Four ‘players’ represented the main political parties – each attempting to drink one shot of lager for every seat in parliament their party won, live as the results came in throughout the night.