ELLA  ALLEN

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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.

 

Exhibitions

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

 

Awards

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

 

 

Copyright Ella Allen 2011, 2012, 2013