Craig Ellis


Craig Ellis

What inspires your art practice?
The power of art and the impact it can have on people’s lives. I aim to produce creative, thought-provoking art and hope it inspires change, to make the world a better place.

What materials do you work in?
Polystyrene and epoxy resin, strengthened with fibreglass. I have used a blend of screen-printing and painting for my past solo exhibitions.

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
The iconic Kiwi barbeque is an institution, ingrained in the fabric of our upbringing. But is the consumption of meat contributing to global warming, through production and deforestation? Is it affecting personal health or the lives of animals that we love? Can habit, tradition and Kiwi cultural identity overrule desire for change? What deliciousness will you cook on your BBQ this summer?

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
On my website and at The Wallace Arts Trust.

Where did you study?
Furniture design at Carrington Polytech (now called Unitec).

Sculptures by Craig Ellis

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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