Graduate Showcase 2019 - Eleanor Whitworth

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Dec 1st 2019

This summer we visited Degree Shows across Scotland. We look for the emerging Artists, Designers & Makers whose work best exemplifies the fresh and dynamic approach to contemporary applied and fine arts which Visual Arts Scotland seeks to support.

From sixteen wonderful shortlisted Graduates we whittled the selection down to five aspiring artists who will form our 2019  Annual Exhbition Graduate Showcase.

We present our selected finalists, the second of whom is Ellie Whitworth - Glasgow School of Art.


Eleanor produces wearable objects that are inspired by minitaure curiosities in the natural world. Her 2019 collection, Together Living, seeks to celebrate some of the intricate symbiotic relationships at work in the natural world, many of them unobserved or misunderstood. Diverse materials are applied to mimic these instances of symbiosis. The consideration of tactility and light in each piece is intended to invoke a curiosity that reveals more than initially meets the eye.