Ellie Beck is a textile artist and creative maker, working primarily with natural fibres and an instinctual process. She works with natural and botanical dyes, finding inspiration in and from nature. Ellie expresses her creative voice through loom weaving, slow-stitching, crochet, photography & styling, creative writing, basket weaving, cooking and more. She creates pieces that speak of motherhood and self, of her place in the world, in nature, and is interested in mapping landscapes and her journey within space and life.
Ellie is a creative teacher, sharing her knowledge and passions through online classes and in real life gatherings. She loves connecting with other creatives and makers, and sees one of her skills as being able to guide people to open themselves up to their own creative voice. Ellie has taught thousands of students both online and in person, and sees each interaction as a joyful experience.
She lives a slow simple and mindful life in the rainforest in Northern NSW, with her artist / designer husband and three creative children, Ari (13), Mishi (10) & River (3). She’s been featured in both print publications and online websites, and occasionally writes for magazines, books and websites.
You can connect with via her popular Instagram @petalplum, where you’ll often find her sipping tea, contemplating the slow life and trying to decide which project to pick up. She’s probably surrounded by creative mess and children’s laughing.
official Artist CV
2019 - “Borderlands” group exhibition : curated by Amelia Reid and Byron Coatup - M-Arts, Murwillumbah
2018 - Seed Stitch Textile Awards : Sydney
2018 - "The Artful Mum” group exhibition : curated by Rachel Moodie, Darling Mills Studio - held at Penny Farthing Design House, Balmain, Sydney
2018 - selected as part of Border Art Prize, Tweed Regional Gallery
2017 - "Mapping, Journeys, Footsteps" group exhibition : curated by Susi Muddiman - M-Arts, Murwillumbah
2015 - "Northern Rivers Collective" group exhibition - Arts Northern Rivers Pop-up
2013 - Hey Maker Pop arts exhibitions & workshops: creative collaborative group showing and 3-month pop-up space
2012-2016 - founder & co-ordinator of Tweed Gallery Artisan Markets
2009 - Artist in Residence - Brisbane arts program
2009 - group exhibition - Bleeding Hearts gallery
2009 - 2019 - workshop tutor & running Petalplum