Art for the Environment Graduate Award, University of the Arts, London
Ellie Niblock is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in sculpture and digital technologies, and is interested in how they can alter our perception of experience. She creates highly decorative and tactile objects and manipulates them through software, in turn investigating the relationship between the physical and the digital worlds and how they co-exist. She was featured on Sky Arts LANDMARK in 2022.
During her time at YSP, Niblock explored how human activity is detrimental to the wellbeing of the planet, looking at particle pollution and ways to make it visible to the naked eye through her work using Augmented Reality. This work was realised as VisualEyes, a site specific installation in the Visitor Centre concourse.
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