15th - 27th May
In the wake of her brother's suicide last year and mother's death 3 years earlier, Ella turned to her sketchbook to heal, reflect and motivate herself through her grief. The result is a vibrant collection of work celebrating love, life and empowerment through difficult times. We're proud to share this body of work as a series of prints, postcards and other original work with a percentage of profits beings donated to The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a leading movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Ella will be with us throughout the show offering workshops on creativity and mindful drawing, as well as live fashion portraits.
"On the 28th April 2018 I decided to take myself off to the art shop and buy a cheap A6 sketchbook and a pack of Posca pens. My idea was to draw one page of illustration a day in this sketchbook as I needed to give myself at least an hour a day to switch off to concentrate on myself. My Brother wasn’t just my brother, he was an incredible writer, supporter of my work, passionate film critic and someone with endless potential. He was creative and kind and the loss of that was painful and I felt it was all such a waste. Rather than spend my time being angry, I wanted to take myself away and fill my time with something that was going to help me focus and my #ella365project gave me that."
Alice, Founder at WBTC, adds: "As huge fans of Ella's work, we watched Ella produce these enriching and healing illustrations through Instagram and wanted to support Ella in bringing this body of work to a bigger audience on Carnaby. We're excited by the idea of this 365 project expanding beyond social media to help and motivate more people going through difficult times."
Click here to see details of Ella's workshops
Can't make it to Carnaby Street? Keep an eye out for an exclusive collection of Ella's 365 Project available as prints from our online store!