This is an old email from the Newsletter Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison first sent on 4 November 2010. Subscribe at:


I'm writing to invite you to the launch of The History of Financial Crises - my first show in Scotland since completing the MFA course at Glasgow School of Art last summer. It opens in Market Gallery's new exhibition space this Saturday 6th November.

The show coincides with Market Gallery's forum event on Art and the Economy, which also takes place this Saturday. I will be speaking about the ideas behind the Artists' Lottery Syndicate project alongside presentations by Francis McKee, Mark Fisher, Mark Robinson and Peter McCaughey. It's totally free and promises to be an interesting day, so please do come along if you're in town (more details below).

This Thursday 4th November also sees the launch of an exhibition previewing the outcomes of the Digital Media Labs residency I took part in in Hull last week. If you're not anywhere nearby, you can also view video clips online of my piece Scratch Cards and How clean is your mouse? made in collaboration with Bob Levene (more details below).

It would be great to see you on Saturday if you're in Glasgow.

Best wishes,


The History of Financial Crises

The History of Financial Crises
Ellie Harrison

7th - 28th November 2010

For this solo show in Market Gallery's new space I'm exhibiting two installations including The History of Financial Crises, in which the turbulent history of capitalism over the last century is re-enacted each day by a row of popcorn making machines.

OPENING: Saturday 6th November, 19:00 - 21:00
ARTIST'S TALK: Saturday 6th November, 19:30
OPEN: Thursday - Sunday, 11:00 - 17:00

Market Gallery
334 Duke Street
G31 1QZ

Art and the Economy
Forum Event

Saturday 6th November 2010

This FREE day-long event marks Market Gallery's 10th anniversary and aims to explore the relationship between art and the economy. It features presentations and discussion from Francis McKee, Mark Fisher, Mark Robinson, Peter McCaughey and Ellie Harrison.
2nd Floor
Barras Bargains
London Road / Bain Street
G40 2ST
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Market Gallery

Fireworks Display

Ellie Harrison's
Fireworks Display!

Just in time for Guy Fawkes Night this Friday 5th November, I've finally got round to uploading a video clip of the Fireworks Display performance I staged earlier in the year at the Glue Factory, Glasgow.

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.

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Digital Media Labs

Digital Media Labs

Stuart Childs, Ross Dalziel, Michael Day, Ellie Harrison, Bob Levene, Victoria Lucas, Lawrence Molloy, John O’Shea, David Priestman and Eleanor Weir.

A group exhibition of touch screen artworks and experiments created during the Digital Media Labs residency at Hull School of Art & Design from 24th - 30th October 2010, including my piece Scratch Cards and How clean is your mouse? made in collaboration with Bob Levene.

OPENING: Thursday 4th November, 16:00 - 19:00
OPEN: Friday 5th November, 11:00 - 17:00
11 Humber Street

Digital Media Labs