As an infant mouths a favoured toy, so a commuter absentmindedly fiddles with a coat buckle. A youth invisibly probes teeth with tongue. Meanwhile a tourist bunches and stretches sandalled toes.

The desire to touch and be touched in small ways by our environment and the sensory gratification and transference of information derived from our embodiment is the basis for my research.

Immersive spaces, discursive and poetic interaction and brief haptic encounters propose reciprocal action through subjective curiosity, as individual and art permutate during a phenomenal exchange. 


Ellie Collins writes diverse narratives that inspire sound, video, haptic objects and installation.

‘Using a sensual framework I reject a dualism of body and mind. I suggest that contrary to being merely a catalyst for refined intellectual rationale; pre-reflective sensory activity could be the plenitude of sophisticated inquiry.

Whilst seemingly equable on the surface, there are subversive undertones in the work exploring issues including disempowerment, inequality and the fragile nature of communication.’



2010-11             MA Fine Art (distinction): Camberwell College of Arts

2005 & 2007    ACE Grants for the Arts: “Research and Development”


2017-19           …blip – a space for art. Collaboration with Marc Renshaw. Grimsby

2015                 B.mentored / B.talking. Beacon Art project LN5 0HW

2011                  5th International Tropical Lab: Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore

                         Joya Residency: Cortijada Los Gazquez, Andalucia Spain

                         ‘On the Hoof’ participation: Peckham Space, London

                         Curatorial Projects: Gasworks and Beaconsfield, London

                         Sculptural Drawing: A Collaborative Endeavour: The Woodmill, London

2010                ‘Journey by Choice’ Creative Partnership: Ganton School, Hull

2007                AA2A Residency, HSAD: Hull

                         House of Art International Colony:  Kicevo, Macedonia

                         Paint a Future International Artist’s Symposium: Florianopolis, Brazil

2006                No Boundaries International Artist’s Colony: Baldhead Island, NC USA


2018.                ‘Sweepings’ Solo site specific installation: The Art House, Wakefield

2018.                Shape Open: The Art Pavillion, Mile End, London

2015                 Art of the Lived Experiment: UICA, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

2014                 Art of the Lived Experiment: the Bluecoat, Liverpool 

2013                 Shape Open: The Nunnery, London (touring)

                         Curiosity Acquired: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

2011                 Flash in the Pan: Beaconsfield, London

                         10 Gales Prize: Bethnal Green, London

                         The Treacle Group Presents: Shop Jesus Lane, Cambridge

                         Curatorial Workshop: Gasworks, London

2010                 No Boundaries Retrospective: UNCW Wilmington, North Carolina USA

                         Slipped Halo, Solo Exhibition: Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber

2008                Solo, New Works on paper: Gallery Amsterdam

2007                No Boundaries Collection: Sawtooth Gallery, Winston, Salem. USA

                         Foreshore, Patriothall Gallery: Edinburgh

                         Alamance County Arts Council: Graham NC. USA

                         House of Art Collection: Kicevo, Macedonia

                         Paint a Future Exposition: Galeria Multipla de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2006                No Boundaries: ACME Studios, Wilmington NC USA