About me!

I studied art at ANU School of Art and the Slade School of art in London and have enjoyed art making for as long as I can remember. I’m a wife, Mum and an art teacher, and have taught an age range of toddlers to adults. Art truly is my passion. I love looking at the work of others, art history and art making. My medium of choice is painting but since having a young family I have adapted my practice to drawing materials. Subject matter has differed a lot over the years, I have always loved portraiture but it’s very time consuming... love abstraction and playing with line, shape, form colour and tone. And at present I'm really enjoying working on my “Spring” collection using watercolour and pencil. These watercolour paintings explore my interest in Nature, colour and shape. Thanks for visiting my site and if you have any questions about any of my work or classes please contact me.

Biography

  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting), Australian National University, School of Art, Canberra
  • ANU Exchange Programme, Slade School of Fine Art, London
  • Graduate Diploma of Education in Secondary Teaching, University of Canberra

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Abstraction, Canberra Grammar Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2012 Linzie Ellis, Reading Room Gallery, London UK
  • 2011 Peace Among the Chaos, BSG Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  • 2010 Calm-Chaos, Horus & Deloris Contemporary Artspace, Sydney NSW
  • 2010 New Work, Canberra Grammar Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2010 New Work, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 Rethinking the winter solstice, Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2021 Penny Paniz Memorial Prize, Leeton NSW
  • 2020 Each for Equal, Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2020 Penny Paniz Memorial Prize, Leeton NSW
  • 2019 Penny Paniz Memorial Prize, Leeton NSW
  • 2018 Penny Paniz Memorial Prize, Leeton NSW
  • 2018 IN TRANSIT, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
  • 2017 Capo 34 Exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2017 Land, Home, Country, Griffith Regional Gallery, Griffith NSW
  • 2017 Penny Paniz Memorial Prize, Leeton NSW
  • 2016 Capo 33 Exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2016 Penny Paniz Memorial Prize, Leeton NSW
  • 2016 Looking forward, Looking back, Griffith Regional Gallery, Griffith NSW
  • 2015 Capo 32 Exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2014 Capo 31 Exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2014 Life Cycle, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
  • 2014 RAW, Uni Pub, Canberra ACT
  • 2013 Capo 30 Exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra ACT
  • 2013 M16 Artspace Drawing Prize Exhibition, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT
  • 2013 Intersections, Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra ACT
  • 2012 The ins and outs of space, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT
  • 2012 Everyday abstractions, Jugglers Artspace, Brisbane QLD
  • 2011 Creative Alchemy, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
  • 2011 60th Blake Prize Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney NSW
  • 2011 Agendo 2011 Finalist Exhibition, St Heliers Street Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  • 2011 Linzie Ellis & Erin Conron, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT
  • 2011 Finalist Exhibition – City of Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
  • 2011 Me, you, her and she, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT
  • 2010 Straight up, NoNo Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  • 2010 Small Works Prize, BSG Gallery, Melbourne VIC
  • 2010 59th Blake Prize Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney NSW
  • 2010 Me, you, her and she, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW
  • 2010 Me, you, her and she, Level 17 Artspace, Melbourne VIC
  • 2009 Casella Art Prize, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith NSW
  • 2009 Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition, Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane
  • 2009 Prospect Portrait Prize, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide SA
  • 2009 Second in line, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka ACT

Awards, Prizes & Grants

  • 2016 Penny Paniz Prize, Abstract Category, Leeton NSW
  • 2016 Penny Paniz Prize, Acrylic Category, Leeton NSW
  • 2011 Winner, Reading Room Exhibition Award
  • 2010 Recipient, ArtStart Grant, Australian Council of the Arts
  • 2009 Winner, Prospect Portrait Prize, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide SA
  • 2008 Acquisition Award, ANU School of Art

Selected Publications

  • Article: ‘Question time with Linzie Ellis’ The Canberra Times, August 1, 2013
  • http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/-2r228.html
  • Article: ‘One question at a time’ BMA Magazine, May 7, 2013 http://www.bmamag.com/articles/exhibitionist/20130507-abstraction/
  • Article: ‘New work by Linzie Ellis’, The Canberra Times, June 19, 2010.
  • Article: ‘6th Annual Prospect Portrait Prize, Glam Adelaide, 13 December 2009 http://www.glamadelaide.com.au/main/6th-annual-prospect-portrait-prize/

Collections

  • Macquarie Group Collection, Joyce Nissan Collection, EASS Acquisition, Australian National University, and other private collections.