Young Belfast artist, Ellie Niblock, has scooped an inspiring India arts residency.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has joined up with the British Council to offer new and exciting international arts residencies in India for artists from Northern Ireland.
Mixed media artist, Ellie Niblock, from Belfast, is the first artist selected for the Art Ichol residency, a platform for creating, sharing and promoting the creative arts.
Ellie Niblock, a recent graduate from the School of Textile Art, Design and Fashion at the University of Ulster, who works in a variety of materials including plastic and expanding foam, will begin the month-long residency in August.
Since graduating Ellie has been busy working in King Street Studios and has just recently finished an an exhibition, Entice or Repel? at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.
Ellie reveals in this video with Arts Council NI: “I take inspiration from people around me and personalities and also photographic images of carnivorous plants at the minute, based on poison and the deceptive qualities of beauty.”
During her residency Ellie is planning to get involved in workshops, events and projects Art Ichol offer for local Indian school children and other artists. The residency will also offer significant time for Ellie to explore her own practice, ideas and materials in the context of the inspiring, colourful surroundings of India.
Source: Arts Council NI