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Amy Ellison

Amy Ellison has been based at Venture Arts studios since 2010, working across photography, digital illustration, textiles and printmaking.

Amy Ellison has been a Venture Arts studio artist since 2010.  She is a photographer, print maker, textile artist and illustrator.

During 2019 Amy took part in our second Conversations Series, Other Transmissions. This was a five month residency, working alongside five other artists, a diverse group of Venture Arts artists and other contemporary artists selected via open call. This iteration of the series delved into feelings and thoughts of how artists feel about the labels placed upon them by society and the art world more broadly. Amy’s work was shown as part the Other Transmissions exhibition at the Whitworth during early 2020.

Amy’s digital illustration work, Cocktails, was acquired by The Grundy, Blackpool as part of their Lights collections during 2021 and has since toured the country. Amy has also had work selected for the Whitworth Editions print collection, during 2023 and 2024.

Common themes of Amy’s work include music, cocktails, Coronation Street and her favourite movie characters.


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I liked seeing my artwork in frames on the wall at the Whitworth, in Hull, the Tate in Liverpool and The Grundy in Blackpool. I feel so happy with myself, I am an artist!

Stencil print of Deidre Barlow designed by Amy Ellison
Black and white illustration by Amy Ellison with lots of characters and faces all overlapping
Soft focus digital illustration of two dolphins rising from the sea with a red loveheart between them.
Colourful, digital drawing of a cocktail in a wine glass.
Print of portrait of a woman's face with big gold hoop earrings and a red top


We are delighted when people want to commission work from us and our artists. This can either be as a group project or an individual artist creating one of their unique pieces for you.

To find out more and to arrange a studio visit please contact Katherine Long on 0161 232 1223 or email

An arm holding a white pen leaning over a large piece of art painted orange.