Ellie Pennick

Ellie Pennick

Director/Founder of Guts Gallery and Artist.London, United Kingdom
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Ellie Pennick

Ellie Pennick

Director/Founder of Guts Gallery and Artist.London, United Kingdom
About me
Founder of Guts Gallery, Ellie Pennick is one of the youngest gallerists navigating the art world today. She is a queer working-class female artist from North Yorkshire. Ellie experienced first-hand inequality within the art system, instead of adhering to this it spurred her on to create a business venture that benefits other struggling artists like herself. Many figures and institutions are scared to speak out about inequality in the art world, often in fear of their own precarious positions being compromised. Guts Gallery refuses to be silenced. Guts Gallery supports underrepresented contemporary voices through initiating relationships between established and emerging artists, creating a platform and support system they are often denied. Guts Gallery is passionate about ensuring that the current structural formula that most galleries work in accordance with is refreshed and updated. To avoid following traditional modelling that is typically impermeable to marginalised artists and undervalued collectors.
  • Guts Gallery Opening Exhibition
    Guts Gallery Opening ExhibitionFrom the 16-19th May 2019, Guts Gallery opened its doors for the first time, exhibiting works from renowned and emerging practitioners at Ugly Duck’s London Bridge event space. An extensive programme was curated, with talks, tours and spoken word events taking place, to produce and uphold creative networks for artists often not afforded such opportunities.⠀
  • Nasty Women
    Nasty WomenNasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists. It draws together those who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. To mark the International Day of Peace on Thursday 21st September, Nasty Women will be collaborating with Creative Debuts to hold its first art exhibition in London. Join us at the Black & White Building in Shoreditch, London where you will see a range of
    IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG TO FIND NEW TARGETSAn exhibition of works considering the constructed worlds that we choose to inhabit online, the power of video games as an interactive medium, the heteronormative face of stereotypical video gaming and the aesthetics and ideas associated with machinima based art practices, commemorating the third issue of the isthisit? magazine. Featured artists: Marc Blazel Elliott Burns Joseph DeLappe Jon Haddock Stelios Ilchouk Claire L.Evans Eva and Franco Mattes Oliver Payne Liv Preston Michael Pybus Stef
    SHIT CRITA discussion surrounding the struggles of artists.
    ON THE CUSP OFUsing the phrase 'On the Cusp Of...' to define the moment we now currently exist in, the exposé brings together several artists to show their work in the public sphere asking them to create a narrative surrounding what they are on the cusp of, as exposed within their work. Exploring and appreciating the moment now… this is an opportunity to explore strategies of living in the here and now, regarding a number of issues that relate to the socio-political environment in which we mature as artists a
    NUMEROUS AND OFTEN VARIED‘Numerous and Often Varied’ seeks new ways to approach and historicize the question of the medium. The changing role of materiality in regards to painting and the myriad conceptions of the medium and its specificity. Curated by Ruby Dickson and Ellie Pennick. Exhibiting Artists: Tristan Pigott Florence Hutchings Lewis Brander George Hill Baker Rosa Luetchford Ruby Dickson
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Projects credited in
  • Nasty Women London
    Nasty Women London
Work history
    Gallery ManagerThe Bomb Factory Art Foundation
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Assisting with researching and devising a calendar of events • Conducting independent research and inputting into the exhibition and education programme • Reviewing independent proposals for TBFAF gallery • Set and monitor project budgets • Responding to enquiries regarding TBFAF public programme • Researching funding strands relating to exhibitions and events • Sourcing and securing funds for the exhibition programme where appropriate • Collating information and drafting ACE & other funding applications • Providing reports where necessary • Maintaining good relationships with past and possible sponsors • Updating and maintaining gallery website • Developing and updating the mailing list - composing and sending invites • Implementing a friends scheme • Acting as first point of contact via the email and phone • Diary management and information sharing with studio holders • Publicising events • Providing administrative support • Monitoring financial transactions, activities and expenses, day to day bookkeeping • Deciding Agendas for studio meetings and taking minutes • Creating posters for events
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    Guts Gallery logo
    Founder/DirectorGuts Gallery
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • The smooth running of the gallery • Maintaining on-going promotion and advertisement of the gallery • Assessing and selecting artwork • Art shipping • Organising, presenting and marketing exhibitions and shows • Responsibility for public relations • Website design • Designing and printing posters, catalogues and press releases • Curating shows in cooperation with artists and creative technicians • Developing client lists by notifying potential clients of particular works and exhibitions, according to their interests • Working in a team • Organising meetings • Promoting and selling artists' work, online and through exhibitions and personal contacts • Keeping up to date with industry developments and market trends • Working closely with individual artists, developing and extending relationships with new and established artists from the gallery
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  • Web Design
  • Creative Leadership
  • Art Promotion
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Public Relations
  • Art Curation
  • Arts Development
  • Art Business
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art Administration
    BA(Hons) Fine ArtChelsea College of Art and Design
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours
    Extended Diploma in Art and Design Leeds College of Art
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) logo
    James White AwardChelsea College of Arts (UAL)
    Be Smart About Art Award