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Ellen Sampson

Artist who explores clothing

London, Greater London


Footwear, Memory, Clothes


Ellen Sampson is an artist, writer and curator. Using film, photography and installation, her work explores the relationships between bodily experience, memory and artefacts.  She addresses the ways that material objects can become records of lived experience and how these traces of these experiences can be read or understood by the viewer. Exploring the resonance of worn and used artefacts, she seeks to uncover how attachment is produced and maintained .


Fashion Unravelled at Museum at FIT, New York

25 May 2018
I’m delighted that photos from the series 'Cloth' will be in Fashion Unraveled at the Museum at FIT, New York from May 25th – November 17th, 2018 Fashion Unraveled explores the roles of memory and imperfection in fashion.

Footnotes at Sutton House

09 May 2018
I have a new site-specific film and performance piece “Twelve” in Footnotes at Sutton House as part of London Crafts Week. The exhibition opens on 9 May and will run until late summer 2018.

Oberhausen Short Film Festival

07 May 2018
My film Fen Bridges: Forty Foot of Vermuden’s Drain to the Great Ouse has been selected for the International Competition at Oberhausen Short Film Festival (3rd-8th May) and will be screening on Sunday 6th at 8 pm. at Lichtburg Filmpalast,

Available for commissions


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Worn (2016)

Disciplines Conceptual, Design, Shoemaking, Textiles
Materials Leather, Metal, Textiles, Wood


Disciplines Conceptual, Design, Shoemaking, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Leather

Fold (2014)

Disciplines Conceptual, Design, Shoemaking, Textiles
Materials Leather, Textiles


Disciplines Leather working, Conceptual, Shoemaking
Materials Textiles, Leather, Paper