WEBB-ELLIS

Caitlin and Andrew.

We are British/Canadian artist filmmakers working in film, installation, and performance. We are currently resident artists at Crescent Arts in Scarborough.

Our work often reveals the story of its own making in which coincidence and fiction play a significant role.

We are storytellers, weaving together the images, chance encounters, stories, and sounds of our personal experiences into work that seeks to address the universal – what it is to be human in these strange times, and the boundaries between self and other.

Images and ideas move from one project to the next, shifting and altering with each reconfiguration. The subject matter is never fixed.

‘Webb-Ellis are amongst the most exciting young artists and film-makers I have encountered in the last few years. They are notable for their blurring of the boundaries between life and work, their creative self-sufficiency- allied with a profound and committed curiosity – and their ambitious, sensitive, engaged and beautifully realised pieces, working across media to create a new hybrid space for both maker and audience.’

Gareth Evans, Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING

Year-long residency and commission with Siobhan Davies Dance, London.
Exhibition of new audio-visual installation at Siobhan Davies Studios, March 17th – April 15th 2018.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Independent Dance. 50 hours of creative movement practice with specialist teachers in Skinner Releasing Technique, Experiential Anatomy, Contact Improvisation.

Northern Film and Media. One-to-one tutorial with Lindsay Seers. The NewBridge Project. 30th January 2017

YVAN Artist Development Fund. June 2015

a-n ‘Go and See’ Venice Biennale bursary. May 2015

Installing video work for ‘Zimbabwe in Venice‘ with Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director and Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Venice Biennale 2015

‘In conversation’ with curator Stuart Cameron at The Tetley Leeds. 19th November 2014

Northern Film and Media. One-to-one tutorial with Ben Russell. Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, UK. 20th September 2014

UK Young Artists. 7th-9th November 2014 Leicester, UK.

Creative England, FilmWorks Professional Development Showroom Workstation, Sheffield, UK. September – December 2012

Helen Sear.  Assisting the artist with a three day installation of her work ‘Pond’. 2011

 

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

Slant, For the Unsettling. Film screening at Jerwood Space, London. Curated by Gareth Evans. 2nd July 2017

Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, York Art Gallery, 26th May – 10th September 2017

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK. 2nd – 6th March 2017

Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London, UK. 25th – 30th October 2016

Estuary Festival, Tilbury Cruise Terminal, UK. 17 – 30 September 2016

Whitstable Biennale 2016, Whitstable, UK. 4th – 12th June 2016

Video Jam, Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester, UK. 12th November 2015

Urban Organisms. NewBridge Project, Newcastle, UK. May-June 2015

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK. 16th-19th April 2015

hmmmmm.  27th February-5th April  2015 Crescent Arts, Scarborough, UK.

28th Leeds International Film Festival. 14th-23rd November 2014 The Tetley, Leeds, UK.

UK Young Artists. 7th-9th November 2014 Leicester, UK.

Water Tower Art Festival, 20th-25th June 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Relay Replay: Performative Feedback, 2nd June 2013 AGORA, Berlin, Germany.

Month of Performance Art Berlin, 10th – 12th May 2013. 48hr Performance Art Marathon, Berlin, Germany.

26th Leeds International Film Festival, 12th November 2012, UK. Premiere of ‘In Search of Silent Landscapes’.

 

RESIDENCIES (selected)

UCA Canterbury, Creative Residency. May 2016 http://www.uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/locations/canterbury/

Crescent Arts, Scarborough. July 2014 – present http://www.crescentarts.co.uk/

‘Nomadic Village’ Austria. 7th – 20th July 2014 http://nomadic.cd

Tsarino Residency Program, Bulgaria. 7th-28th September 2013 http://tsarino.org

 

EDUCATION

2008-2012 First Class BA (Hons), Photography, The Arts University Bournemouth