Craig Ellis
Title: Mr
First Name: Craig
Surname: Ellis
Position: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 01224 263674

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Overview of Admissions and First Year curriculum

Academic Background

  • 2010 – present: Senior Lecturer for First Year Studies, Grays School of Art (RGU)
  • 2005 – 2007: Fine Art Programme Director, Grays School of Art (RGU)2001 – 2005 BA Level one Co-ordinator, Grays School of Art (RGU)
  • 1999 - 2001: Socrates exchange Co-ordinator, Grays School of Art (RGU)
  • 1997 - 2001: Ad-Hoc lecturer - First year sculpture, Grays School of Art (RGU) 
  • Ma in Art & Design (Distinction), Grays School of Art – RGU,1997
  • 1995 - 1996: Bankhead Academy - Artist in residence, Grampian Regional Council
  • 1994: Washington DC Trinity College & Washington Very Special Arts - Designing and implementing Visual Art lead curriculum.
  • Ba(Hons) Fine Art (First Class Honours), Grays School of Art – RGU, 1991

Research Interests / Professional Background

Craig Ellis’ practice explores the relationship between object and viewer through an investigation of linguistic categorisation and the definition of differences between similar things.  Elements of his work deal with this use of language in relation to the we perception of our environment. Piggybacking on this main theme is an interest in choice, incremental change and evolution.

Through documenting objects as scale models the process of making has produced a series of issues that may, or may not be related: 

  • The relationship between skill and reality
  • The relationship between simulation and reality
  • The gap between simulacra and referent
  • An analysis of the process of collecting and selecting

Key Publications

1997, “everything here is too big to see”Published By Aberdeen Art GalleryAuthors – Craig Ellis and Jim Hamlyn