This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 11 March 2010. Subscribe at:


I hope you are keeping well.

Today is my 31st birthday... Seeing as this seems like such a non-event, I thought it might be fitting to celebrate it by sending a mailout to let you know about a couple of events and exhibitions I have coming up.

Next Tuesday 16th March, I will be giving a talk at the CCA in Glasgow. Hedonism vs. Asceticism: A control freak's guide to the MFA aims to offer an insight into my experience on the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art - explaining what I have been thinking about and working on (or not) over the last couple of years. It would be great to see you there, but if it's just too damn far, please stay tuned as I plan to upload documentation to my Vimeo page later in the month.

Also this month, if you're in the North West, look out for the launch of the Abandon Normal Devices festival on Monday 15th March, which will feature my Vending Machine project at The Dukes in Lancaster. Please see full details below.

And finally, I'm very pleased to have finally launched my own Environmental Policy. Despite appearances, this ain't no corporate green-wash. Instead, it is a list of real things which I attempt to incorporate into my daily routine to reduce my carbon footprint. I challenge you to outdo me in the competitive altruism stakes!

Have a very happy 11th March.

Best wishes,


Hedonism vs. Asceticism

Hedonism vs. Asceticism: A control freak's guide to the MFA
Tuesday 16th March 2010
19:30 - 21:00

Ellie Harrison arrived in Glasgow on 15 September 2008 to embark on the Master of Fine Art (MFA) programme at the Glasgow School of Art.

Having been starved of critical input for the five years she spent in the 'real world', she came equipped with a manic desire to radically change her practice, to absorb as much knowledge as possible and to 'maximise' every aspect of her daily routine.

This lecture aims to offer an insight into how she set about organising her time and the contents of her mind, and to explore her tempestuous relationships with work and play.

Admission FREE
350 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3JD


Vending Machine

Abandon Normal Devices
The Dukes, Lancaster
15th March - 10th April 2010

Ellie's Vending Machine installation will be making its third appearance in the UK as part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival of new cinema and digital culture at The Dukes in Lancaster. Pop along any day during normal opening hours and get yourself a free packet of crisps, if you're lucky!

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday 19:00 - 23:00

Admission FREE
The Dukes
Moor Lane

Abandon Normal Devices