Joined March 2008

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator – / a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)...

moving away from 'Drift'

Many of you are aware that ‘Elle Jaye Rose’ is my pop alias – where i make less restricting and less serious works that float somewhere between the pop, the personal, the formal, but mostly informal. You may not be aware that I make slightly more considered work as a practicing artist under my birth name ‘Ellen Jaye Benson’.

I am currently overwhelmed with study doing a dip ed this yr which leaves me little time to make art – but i am conceptualising in my journal and making monoprint grounds for my next body of work ‘Steel Town’. Those who follow my movements will be aware that I shifted from my metro champagne socialist home in melbs back up to my home town of Wollongong due to financial and emotional circumstance (yes, at thirty yrs of age I am living with my mum! aauurrgghh!) This move has prompted me to begin developing ideas and grounds for a upcoming body of work called ‘Steel Town’

For those of you who could not make my ‘Drift’ show at the library artspace earlier in the year below is some poor documentation, farewell ‘Drift’ x

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