Ella Allen is a Western Australian artist whose works include oils, acrylics and sculptures.
Her works include landscapes and abstracts, her theme the dialogue of the inner voice. She has worked on images of abstracted landscapes, bold abstracts and expressionist tableaux which use figures to engage exploratory states of mind.
Drticol retrospective, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
2012 was a year of acrylic paintings exploring colour and pattern in an explosion of red and oranges inspired by the north of Western Australia. Wanting also to return to clay and have fun, Ella has produced a series of female sculptures; busts with flowers, frogs and birds as adornment. She has recently returned from Prague, Vienna and Istanbul where she wallowed greedily in cultural treasures modern, ancient and second-hand.
Ella was particularly pleased to receive the Choice Award, one of three awards at the Spring Rose Art Show in support of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia, 2011. The winning painting, The Travellers Path, was an abstract landscape which used light in a Turner-like drama implying the journey to a hopeful future.
February 2013 is the Duck Project. Zonta Club Northern Suburbs to assist victims of domestic violence, and Ella's contribution was a painted duck inspired by the ceiling of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Topped the auction!
A small number of works are on show at Gabriel Chocolate, near Yallingup, from late December 2012 forward.
'Affair of the Art' curated by Debra Majteles, North Perth, June 2012
'Intermix' group exhibition, Moores Building, Fremantle, June 2012
Beverley Art Show, March 2012
Six Degrees of Abstraction, group exhibition November 2011, David Giles Gallery High Street Fremantle
David Giles Freedom School, Moores Building, Fremantle, October-November 2011
Spring Rose Art Show for Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia,13-14th of August 2011 at The Niche, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands, Western Australia.
The Hunger Project, JMJ Perth City Silent Auction, 22nd May 2011
David Giles Freedom School, Moores Building, Fremantle, November 2010
Moon Room Exhibition, Wembley, December 2009
Churchlands Senior High School Art Show, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
Bone Tumour Registry Art Exhibition, 2009 and 2010
Plantagenet Art Show, Mount Barker 1989, 2009, 2011
Curtin University Grad Show October, 2008
The Body, John Curtin Gallery, an exhibition of works on paper from the Curtin University of Technology Art collection, jointly curated by Ella Allen, S Johannesson, L Morrison Saunders, M Skelton and A Watts, November 2005
Central TAFE Student Show October, 2004
Jan Desmond Art Studio, Harare 1997, 1998
Kalgoorlie College School of Art and Design Student Show, Kalgoorlie, 1988
Public Art Work
Park Seat Setting in Coastal Landscape, Resin, steel and mosaic, The Boulevarde, City Beach 2005
Choice Award, Spring Rose Art Show for Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia, Nedlands, 2011.
Winner, $2000 Acquisitive Prize, Plantagenet Art Show, Mount Barker 2009
First prize, Drawing, Plantagenet Art Show, Mount Barker 1989
Student Prize, Kalgoorlie College School of Art and Design, 1988
Exploring the National Gallery of Victoria
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