Ellie Pennick

Director/Founder of Guts Gallery and Artist.

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

  • Social Media and Digital Design Intern
    Director/Founder of Guts Gallery and Artist.
    UX Designer

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.

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Skills

  • Web Design
  • Creative Leadership
  • Art Promotion
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Public Relations
  • Art Curation
  • Arts Development
  • Art Business
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art Administration

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
  • Creative Debuts

    Creative Debuts

    • Design
  • Nasty Women Exhibition: London

    Nasty Women Exhibition: London

    • Non Creative Industries
  • Guts Gallery

    Guts Gallery

    • Arts and Culture

Work history

Currently

Apr 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • 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

Currently

Founder/Director

Guts Gallery

Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • 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

Currently

Artist Assistant

Bryden Art

Jun 2017
  • 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ, UK
  • Freelance
  • ● Installing and curating Artwork. ● Travelling the UK in order to research and install work. ● Art Handling. ● Flexibility. ● Efficiency with Adobe, Google Mail, Basecamp, Trello and all Social Media Platforms. ● General Administration.

Currently

Website Designer

Artists

May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ● Creating website designs. ● Producing sample sites. ● Meeting with clients to discuss requirements and/or project progress. ● Demonstrating and receiving feedback about draft sites. ● Keeping up to date with recent technological and software developments. ● Developing skills and expertise in appropriate software/programming languages such as HTML and JavaScript. ● Creating products that are user-friendly, effective and appealing. ● Digital retouching and image editing.

Currently

Jun 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Generating ideas, idea development, sketching and making models • Meeting deadlines • Working in a studio or off-site and adhering to health and safety procedures • Sourcing materials and developing relationships with suppliers • Researching, visiting locations, interviewing people, using libraries and the internet • Administration, correspondence and creating publicity • Project planning, creating and managing a budget, financial planning and calculating expenditure • Managing tax and self-employment issues • Writing project proposals for galleries, competitions or artist residencies • Writing funding applications (public and private) • Liaising with contacts, gallery owners, curators and other artists • Curating individual and group shows • Negotiating a sale or commission • Self-promotion, networking, attending private viewings and other events • Writing press releases BIO My work embodies the grit of the working class. I am part of a generation that is undermined and scarred by the post-Thatcher, neoliberal society in which we operate. Coupled with my Northern mining town roots, my practice questions and challenges the prevailing political and social discourse with far-reaching repercussions indicative of a climate responding to inequality which affects millions. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (2018) Cream, Neoproto Feminist, Shoreditch, London (2018) Erotic Art, Copeland Gallery, Peckham, London (2017) Solo Show, She’s having a Wank Chill, The Take Courage Gallery, New Cross, London (2017) Modern Panic VIII, Guerrilla Zoo, Apiary Studios, Hackney, London (2017) Nasty Women, Black and White Building, Shoreditch, London (2017) Chelsea Undergraduate Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2017) Interim Show Triangle space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2016) Translations Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2016) B(art)holomew Street 2 - 1 B(art)holomew Street, Elephant and Castle, London (2016) Chelsea Summer show, Triangle space, Chelsea, London (2016) James Massiah, Spoken Word collaboration, Elephant and Castle, London (2016) B(art)holomew Street 1 - 1 B(art)holomew Street, Elephant and Castle, London (2015) The Chelsea Autumn Show - Triangle Space, Chelsea, London (2015) Two - Cookhouse, Chelsea, London (2015) Is it Wicked Not To Care - Harts lane, London (2015) Territories of practice, group show, Chelsea college of arts, London (2014) Knock Knock, Leeds College of Art (2013) + - x /, Leeds College of Art PUBLICATIONS (2018) ‘On The Cusp Of’ The Rap Project Magazine (2018) ‘The Take Courage Gallery X Olwynn Carroll’ Mad Art Magazine (2017) ‘Meet the Yorkshire Artist Challenging Political Discourse’ Neighbourhood Magazine (2017) ‘Artist Interview’ London Live, Television Interview (2017) ‘The Greatest Sculpture Of Our Time?’ The Courier Magazine (2017) ‘Ellie Pennick Artist Interview’ Mad Art Magazine (2017) ‘Ellie Pennick Spotlight’, 405 Magazine

2016

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ● Understand fabric structure, design, and pattern. ● A strong practical ability. ● The capability to concentrate for long periods of time.

2016

May 2015 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Curation skills • Maintaining on-going promotion and advertisement of the gallery through social media platforms • Organising equipment hire and ensuring correct installation of the artwork • Extending the client database • Promoting and selling artists' work, through the collective's exhibitions and personal contacts • The delegation of job roles • Administrative and financial skills

Education

2017

Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • First Class Honours

2014

Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Leeds College of Art

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Distinction

Awards

2017

  • Be Smart About Art Award