Artist crosses Frontier with first home solo show

A new exhibition of stunning landscape paintings by an award-winning University of Dundee graduate has gone on display at her alma mater.

Frontier, a collection of works by Dundee-born artist Ellis O’Connor, can be seen at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery. Ellis studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2014 before completing an MFA in Arts & Humanities at Dundee. Since then she has won numerous awards for her work and undertaken several residency programmes, including in Iceland and Norway.

University museum curator Matthew Jarron said, “Ellis was an exceptional student at Duncan of Jordanstone and I’m delighted to be able to show some of her latest work here in Dundee. Although she has exhibited all over the country, this is the first solo exhibition in her home city.”

In 2016, Ellis was one of a group of artists who sailed around the Svalbard Archipelago in the Arctic making work about the landscape and environment. She now lives on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. The new works made for the exhibition respond to the turbulent and ever-changing environment which surrounds her.

The exhibition runs until 28 March and will be open 9.30am-7pm on weekdays and 1-5pm each Saturday.