Elle Campbell : Ikigai : Debut Solo Exhibition

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Elle Campbell : Ikigai : Debut Solo Exhibition
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Elle Campbell : Ikigai : Debut Solo Exhibition says
IKIGAI is Elle Campell’s debut solo art exhibition curated by Jade Balfour.

Elle’s practice combines bold expression, a remarkable palette of colour and a frenetic yet perfected application of paint and ink. Layers of memory become fused onto silk canvasses, materialised in response to a recent traumatic change of fate. Abstracted stories are shared, awash with love, grief, loss and a fierce-lessness that poetically penetrates deep to the core.

IKIGAI, a Japanese concept meaning ‘a reason for being’, is a forging into the next chapter. Through ritual of applying colour to cloth, Elle responds to the past whilst simultaneously evoking a new consciousness to elicit a playful dialogue of evolving identity and realisations of new existence.


Please join us OPENING NIGHT, FRIDAY 19th AUGUST, 8pm to view this magnetic collection of large-scale acrylic and ink works on silk by an exciting early-career creative, and to show support for our local artists. RSVP ellecampbellart@gmail.com.

Saturday 20th August 10am - 4pm
Sunday 21st August 10am - 4pm.

With special thanks to sponsors Feral Brewing Company, Mary Street Bakery, Jane Brook Estate Wines, Studio 281, and Ruby Funn.


Born in 1989 in rural Western Australia, Elle grew up on a farm in Dandaragan nearby the coastal landscapes stretching to Lancelin. From an early age a strong kinaesthetic relationship with her natural surroundings was formed, which led to daily interactions of colour, shape, line and texture playing a pivotal part in the forming of her expressionist perspective.

Graduating Fashion and Textile Design in 2015 with the prestigious Dux of the year award, Elle stood out from the crowd with her illustrious and unique hand painted textiles. Strong industry recognition led to a specific foray into painting and in the last six months she has quickly become an artist to watch, collaboratively exhibiting her first body of work SOLACE to great reception.

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