Ella Magee, MA, BA, PGCE; is a British/Manx artist known for her ethnographic and anthropological artwork. Her biggest influence is the space and environment in which she lives. Ella produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, performance and photography. Often the process and media are a response to the environment and research.
Ella considers the complexity of what it means to be human, the orders, rituals, cultural practices and systems of the land, and the various protective
characteristics. She also considers patriarchal normative social systems in her work and how such systems can marginalise. She carefully observes and records life, creating observations of our recent shared history of the
Covid pandemic for example.
Since 2021 Ella's research and interest has been drawn to the ideas of the late architect Le Corbusier, Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment plan of 50 years and the effects of dividing the land and sky in Singapore. She has been considering colonial rule, the brick factories created for prisoners of the colonial empire and the correlation of ancient Manx farming practices.
This is a series of work called Smitten.