About

 

Award winning British artist Ellie Laycock's photographic practice explores the urban environment and its impact on its residents, ideas of power and control, politics and the passage of time. Her work often incorporates elements of historical research and, due to her original training as a fine art sculptor, sometimes 3D objects.

 

Ellie was recently awarded first place in Architecture by the New York Center For Photographic Art and shortlisted for “Portrait Of Britain' by the British Journal Of Photography which will be published as a book by Hoxton Mini Press.

 

Recent commissions include 'Low Income Displacements' , a large-scale public billboard work for Artworks Of Resistance/ Save Nour and a commission and artist residency as selected artist for the Lambeth Town Hall Art Programme (Arts Council England/ Lambeth/ Photofusion/ 3Space). Her  solo show at Photofusion, ‘1500 Days of Gentrification’, paired photographs taken 1500 days apart to show the hyper-gentrification taking place around her in Brixton, London, where she lives and works.

Ellie Laycock
 
Awards:

 

Shortlisted 'Portrait Of Britain', British Journal Of Photography, 2022

First place 'Architecture', New York Center For Photographic Art, 2021

Official Selection Laurel for 'Brixton Minute', Mr Vorky Film Festival, Serbia, 2021

Selected Artist, Shutterhub Bursary, 2020

Selected Artist, London Creative Network, 2016

 

Commissions / Residencies:

 

'Artworks Of Resistance' Commission, Save Nour Public Artwork Commission, Brixton, 2021

'People and Places' Commission and Artist Residency, Photofusion/Arts Council England/Lambeth/ 3Space, 2019-2021

'The Brixton That Wasn't' Artist Walk, Lambeth Heritage Festival/Photofusion, 2019

'The Brixton That Wasn't' & 'Utopia London', Artist Event with Ellie Laycock and Tom Cordell, Photofusion, London, 2019

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

'1500 Days Of Gentrification', Photofusion, London, 2019

'#Regeneration', Camden Peoples Theatre, London, 2016

'Utopia', Demo, SoHo, London, 2007

'Monkey Gone To Peckham', Clerkenwell, London, 2002

 

Group Exhibitions:

 

'Evidence', Bath Photo Festival, UK, 2022

'Your Body Belongs To You', Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France, 2022

'Postcards From Europe', Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, UK, 2022

'Postcards From Great Britian', Art at the ARB, University of Cambridge, UK,  2022

'Our Lands', Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, 2021

'LoFi Poster Show', Studio 73 Gallery, London, 2021

'Community Policy', 198 Gallery, London, 2021

'Spectemur Agendo', Lambeth Town Hall, London, 2021

'Yearbook 21', Shutterhub, London, 2021

'Salon/20', Photofusion, London, 2021

'Brixton Minute', Mr Vorky Film Festival, Serbia, 2021

'Shutterhub Open', St. Margaret's House, London, 2021

'Postcards From Great Britain', Lion D'Or, Haarlem, Netherlands/ Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands/ Oporto, Portugal/ Saint Gilles Croix De Vie, France/ Brussels, Belgium/ Ponte De Lima, Portugal/ Fujifilm HQ, Tilburg, Netherlands/ Calarasi, Romania/ Copenhagen Photography Festival, Denmark, 2020-2021

'Salon/19', Photofusion, London, 2019

'Salon/18', Photofusion, London, 2018

'Salon/17', Photofusion, London, 2017

'Salon/16', Photofusion, London, 2016

'Salon/15', Photofusion, London, 2015

'III Greenwich Annuale', Viewfinder Gallery, London, 2010

'Open', Viewfinder Gallery, London, 2009

'Red Dot', AOP Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 2008

'Portfolio', AOP Gallery, Shoreditch, London, 2008

'Urban Art', Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, 2007

'14×14', Mafuji Gallery, Dalston, London, 2001

'Year One / Channel Four Image Of Britain', Photographers Gallery, London/ Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool/ Stills Gallery, Edinburgh 2001

'Landscape', Mall Galleries, London, 2001

'Artwork II', Time Gallery, Greenwich, 2001

'Branded', Dust, Clerkenwell, London, 2001

'1foot2', Mafuji Gallery, Dalston, London, 2000

'Grey', Orleans House Gallery, London, 2000

'Expo', Truman Brewery, East London, 2000

'In Cars', Stroud House, Gallery, Glos., 2000

'Mile End Millennium Park', 50th Floor, Canary Wharf, London, 1999

 

Publications:

 

'Portrait Of Britain, Vol. IV', Hoxton Mini Press, 2022

'Poetry', Shutterhub, 2021

'Spectemur Agendo', Self Published Artist Book, 2021, available here.

 

Artist Talks and Events:

 

'Your Body Belongs To You', Symposium, Invited Artist Speaker, 2022

'The Brixton That Wasn't', Artist Walk hosted by Photofusion and Lambeth Heritage Festival, 2019

'The Brixton That Wasn't and Utopia London', Artist Talk with Ellie Laycock and Tom Cordell, hosted by Photofusion and Lambeth Heritage Festival, 2019