ELLA SADDINGTON  Designer/Curator

Ella Saddington    Designer/Curator
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Ella Saddington is a multidisciplinary artist, designer and curator based in Naarm (Melbourne). In 2018 she founded Cordon Salon, a studio that uses research, collaboration and experimentation as a method to speculate on alternative approaches to contemporary craft and design. Working across furniture and object design, Saddington often focuses on overlooked, forgotten or ubiquitous processes and materials, in which re-imagined are shown again in a different light.

Saddington has exhibited widely across Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne Design Fair, Sydney Design Week & Craft Contemporary. Along with Solo exhibitions at Sophie Gannon Gallery (2021, 2022) & Oigall Projects (2023) she has exhibited at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia as part of the history-making exhibition Melbourne Now (2023).

Her work is held in private collections internationally. She is a fellow of International Specialised Skills Institute and awarded the George Alexander Foundation grant in 2022 in association with her fellowship. Saddington is a recipient of the Creative Victoria Creators Fund (2023) and is a member of NAVA and Craft Victoria.







 



CURRICULUM VITAE
Information
Ella Saddington b. 1986, Bundjalung land (Murwillumbah), Australia
Currently lives and works on Wurundjeri land (Naarm/Melbourne), Australia

Exhibitions (solo)
2023            Volume IV,  Oigall Projects courtesy of Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
2021             Volume III,  Designwork 05 for Melbourne Design Week, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne
2019             Morphic, Compound Interest Gallery, Melbourne


Exhibitions (group)
2024            Matters_Some things presented by Futures Collective, Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne 
2024            RED, presented by Oigall Projects and TCYK, Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne
2024            Material Matters 02, Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne
2024            Contemporary Antiquities, Oigall Projects, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne
2023             Pieces, Oigall Projects, Melbourne
2023             Everyone’s heard of a dragon curated by James Lemon & Bobby Corica, Craft Victoria, Melbourne 
2023            Material Matters, Atileir, Craft Contempoary, Melbourne 
2023            No House Style, Melbourne Now, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
2023            Design House, Oigall Projects, Melbourne
2023            Matters_ presented by Futures Collective, Villa Alba Museum, Melbourne

2022            Venus on the Half-Shell - Curated by Oigall Projects, Melbourne 
2022            OIGALL OFFSITE - Curated by Oigall Projects for Sydney Design Week, Sydney
2022            The Chair - Curated by Eliza Tiernan for Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2022            Designing with waste- Prented by Raw Assembly & T Magazine for Beta Project Residency, Melbourne 
2022            Sharefolder Fantasy - Curated by Dale Hardiman & Mark Dineen for Melbourne Design Week, Online
2022            Select - Melbourne Design Fair /Curated by Simone LeAmon for Melboure Design Week, Melbourne 
2022            Self Portrait - RMIT Design Hub /Curated by Friends & Associates for Melboure Design Week, Melbourne 
2022            Altenative Provisions /Presented by CRAFT for Melboure Design Week, Melbourne 
2021            Faux Pas - Oigåll Projects /Presented by New Assemblage for Craft Contemporary, Melbourne 
2021            Future Proof - Oigåll Projects /Presented by New Assemblage for Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne 
2021            Chapter 1 - At The Above Gallery, Melbourne
2020            Ingenuity - Alt.Material 4/ Presented by Alt.Material & Dezeen, Online
2020            Life & Death - Meat Market Stables /Curated by Friends & Associates for Melboure Design Week, Melbourne 
2019            Elasticity - Alt.Material 2/ Presented by Alt.Material for Melboure Design Week, Melbourne
2018            Plasticity - Alt.Material 1/ Presented by Alt.Material, Melbourne

Awards, Prizes, Grants
Creators Fund, awarded by Creative Victoria [2023]
George Alexander Fellowship, awarded by the International Specialised Skills Insitiute [2022]


Residencies
2021-Current     Atiler Residency, Makers House -  BETA Project, Melbourne




I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation on whose land I live and work. I pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise the rich traditions and continuing creative cultures of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.

©Ella Saddington 2022




I acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation on whose land I live and work. I pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise the rich traditions and continuing creative cultures of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.