Ellie Chaney

Born 1985. Lives and works in Cumbria, UK


Sept 2015 – May 2016: Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. Kendal College, Kendal.

Sept 2010 – Sept 2012: MA Art as Environment. Manchester School of Art, Manchester. Merit

 Sept 2005 – Sept 2008: BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Studies. Goldsmiths College, London. 2:1

 Sept 2006 – May 2007: World Arts and Artefacts (Certificate of Higher Education) Core Module – Approaches to World Arts and Artefacts. Birkbeck College, London based in British Museum, London. Distinction

Sept 2004 – July 2005: Foundation in Art and Design. Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge. Distinction

Work History

 2008 – 2017: Freelance artist, educator and creative workshop facilitator. Roles include:

Exhibiting and selling artwork at exhibitions including Oriel Davis Gallery in Powys Wales, Ada Street Gallery in Hackney, Kendal Museum in Kendal and Farfield Mill in Sedburgh.

Teaching 16+ Art and Design in adult education and for students at Kendal College in Kendal. Teaching creative workshops as a visiting tutor for the University of Cumbria and Furness College in Barrow-in-Furness.

Project managing, organising and teaching workshops in the creative arts for all ages. Employers include BBC21 CC, Printfest, The Cumbria Wildlife Trust, The Lakeland Arts Trust, Lanternhouse, The Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness and The Waterways Trust.

Commissioned stop-motion animator for clients including The Waterways Trust, Horse and Bamboo Theatre, The Waterways Trust and Cumbria Development Education Centre and SCOPE.

A more detail CV of key projects can be viewed here.


 Oct 2016 – May 2017: ARTSPACE, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Jan 2015 – May 2015: ARTSPACE, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Feb 2013 – April 2013: ARTSPACE, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Nov 2011 – May 2012: Animator in residence at Beaumont College, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Dec 2009 – April 2010: Artist in residence at Lanternhouse International, Ulverston, Cumbria.


Recent Exhibitions

 May 2017 – June 2017: With artist Lynn Hamel at Sizergh Barn, Cumbria.

April 2017 – Green Door Art Trail 2017, Ulverston, Cumbria.

Nov 2016 – Dec 2016: Group exhibition. Natterjacks Café, Cumbria.

Sept 2016 – Jan 2017: ‘Artefacts II’ Group exhibition with Green Door Artists, Kendal Museum, Cumbria.

July 2016 – Artfest North 2016, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal, Cumbria.

July 2016 – Sept 2016: ‘Out of Time’ Group exhibition with Green Door Artists, Kendal Museum, Cumbria.

June 2016 – July 2016: ‘Through the Mill’ Group exhibition with Green Door, Farfield Mill, Sedbergh.

April 2016 – Green Door Art Trail 2016, Rusland, Cumbria.