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Talk #52

Ellie Harrison (Grief Series)

Ellie Harrison is a performance maker and artist living in Leeds and working internationally. She is artistic director of the acclaimed Grief Series, a sequence of seven arts projects that open up spaces to talk about bereavement and end of life. She creates a range of solo and collaborative devised performance work for studios, galleries, found and public spaces. Participation is at the heart of all of her work as a performer, facilitator and mentor. Ellie specialises in embedding care and ethical participation both in her own practice and offering consultancy to other artists and organisations. Her work is often characterised by a playful and provocative approach to difficult topics, encouraging audiences to make decisions and participate. Ellie lectures on her practice, giving talks, performances and workshops at universities internationally including University of the Arts London, Sorbonne, Paris, UAM Mexico City.