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Artist CV

Born: Bendigo, 1981 Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

Selected Solo Exhibitions
 2009 Velliety Study, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
It's All Right Here, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Choral Swell, MOP Projects, Sydney
2008 Rave Jars, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Stone Soup, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2006 Luckybundle launch at Alison House, Edinburgh
2005 Tough Nuggets with Vicki Papageorgopoulos, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
A Night of Brieg Excitement, The Wedding Circle Gallery, Sydney
#Free!!, Gallery Wren Project Space, Gallery Wren, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Showing Off, Bathurst Regional Gallery (upcoming)
2008 Appear Offline, Albion Place, Sydney
By George! Laneway Festival, facilitated by City of Sydney Council
2007 Day Job Film Festival, curated by Winner Projects, Sydney
Who's Here, curated by Naoko Horiuchi, Police Box Gallery, Edinburgh Festival
Future Academy Games Exchange, Akiyoshidai International Artists Village, Yamaguchi
From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come), curated by Liz Reidy, Chauvel, Sydney
2006 Warren, Next Wave Festival, Docklands, Melbourne
2005 Alison Digiland, Alison House, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The Adventure Show, First Draft Gallery, Sydney

2005-2006 MSc. Digital Media, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
2000-2004 Bachelor of Art Theory (hons), College of Fine Arts, Sydney
2000-2004 Bachelor of Arts (English), University of New South Wales, Sydney

Private Australian and international

Awards and Residencies

2008-current Runway Magazine, board member
2009 First Draft Gallery Artist in Residence
Fraser Studios
2007 Documenta 12 Magazines, for 'The Living Newspaper', Kassel, Germany
Command+R for 'Akihabara Gorilla Workfare', Tokyo, Japan
2006-2008 Future Academy Studio Lab, Facilitated by Dr. Clementine Delis
2006 John Lansdown Media Art Award, First in Year, University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Scholarship
2005-2006 Scottish Executive Scholarship, administered through the British Council
2002 UNSW Exchange Scholarship, University of Amsterdam

Selected Bibliography
Kelly Robson (ed), 'Short Story #1), Gaffa 2009
Stephen Lacey, 'Game on as screen images mount a gallery invasion', The Sydney Morning Herald, April 27 2009
'Good Game', ABC TV interview regarding 'One More Go One More Go', aired February 23 2009
Leesha McKenny, 'Big Guns Shake Up the Art of the City', The Sydney Morning Herald, September 25 2008
Andrew Frost, 'In the Name of Contemporary Art I Put my Head in a Garbage Bin', Sydney Morning Herald, April 19 2008
'Shared, Mobile, Improvised, Underground, Hidden, Floating', Documenta 12 Website, July 5 2007,
Georgia Ashdown, 'Artistic Networking', Urbis Architecture Magazine, Georgia Ashdown, NZ Autumn 2006
Robert Nelson, 'Sweet Smell of Community in Docklands', The Age, March 22 2006
Cate Miller, 'Scotland is the Place: Ella Barclay', Scottish Executive website,, 2006
Amanda Nurse, 'WARNING: Art is Not a Consumable - Ella Barclay', COFA Magazine, Spring 2005
Joanne Higgins, 'Pop Goes the Culture' (on 905) State of the Arts,, 2005