Webb-Ellis

Caitlin and Andrew

We are British/Canadian artist filmmakers. Using film, dance, music and installation, we create work which aims to offer ways to imaginatively access the political through the lens of the subconscious and the body.

We have ongoing collaborations with artists, philosophers, scientists, family, friends and strangers. Through an extended process of gathering and sifting, we bring diverse materials and concepts into dialogue to create new meaning. Coincidence and fiction play a significant role, and the subject matter is never fixed.

We are facilitators of Philosophy for Children, recipients of the Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Award 2019, and are currently working with Cement Fields on an extended educational project and new film funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

We live and work from a converted removal truck, continually moving from place to place.

‘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

Cement Fields, ‘We chose the earth’, Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, present – June 2021

 

AWARDS

2019: Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Awards: Going Gone

2018: Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Development of ‘Inheritors’

2018: Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts award for Inheritors at Siobhan Davies Dance

 

DEVELOPMENT

Sapere, Philosophy for Children training retreat, September 2018

Assisting the artist Helen Sear with exhibition ‘prospect refuge hazard’, May 2018

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

Beyond Humanism Conference, John Cabot University, Rome. 19 – 22 July 2017

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)

Tintype Gallery, Essex Road program, London, 9th January – 9th February 2020

Phoenix, Leicester, 24th August – 31st October 2019

SALT, Istanbul, 9th July – 23rd August 2019

Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Awards, London, 3 April – 2 June 2019

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK. 2nd – 6th May 2019

Whitstable Biennale 2018, A dotted line across the map, commissioned artist walk, June 6th 2018

Inheritors, solo exhibition, Siobhan Davies Dance, London. March 17th – April 15th 2018

Video Jam, Manchester Science Festival, Manchester, UK. Film made in collaboration with Jade Montserrat. 20th October 2017

Jerwood Space, London, ‘Slant, For the Unsettling’ film screening 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)

Year-long residency and commission with Siobhan Davies Dance, London. 2017-2018

UCA Canterbury, Creative Residency. May 2016

Crescent Arts, Scarborough. July 2014 – 2018

‘Nomadic Village’ Austria. 7th – 20th July 2014

Tsarino Residency Program, Bulgaria. 7th-28th September 2013

 

EDUCATION

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