Artist of the Week - Elly Lucas
Monday 10 June 2019
Our Artist of the Week is the amazingly talented Elly Lucas. Elly has been working with us on the Modern Fairies project since we first went to the Sage in January 2019 to begin rehearsals for what became the public performances in April. Given backstage and behind-the-scenes access to the artists and performances, Elly has beautifully captured the ephemeral magic of the artists both creating and performing the work that was the final product of this stage of the Modern Fairies project.
Elly is a creative freelance photographer and designer based in Sheffield, England. Specialising in portraiture, her work has been described as ethereal, folksy and, to her delight, “like waking up and remembering the last fragments of your most beautiful dreams”.
Spurred on by her fascination with people and nature, Elly takes great joy in capturing her subjects with imagination and personality. Alongside the creation of the photos and/or artwork for more than eighty releases on the music scene to date, Elly's eye for detail has also led to her imagery being featured in a wide range of international media and a variety of brand collaborations - as well as appearing in an exhibition on the walls of the Royal Albert Hall.
When she's not working with visuals, Elly continues her passion for making music. She's previously been a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and is currently working on two new projects.
We've included a great selection of Elly's pictures here to give you an insider's view into the Modern Fairies project. We hope you like them!
All blog posts:
Modern Fairies Gatherings at The Sage, Gateshead, 12 May 2020
Of Land & Story The Process of Forgetting and Remembering, 30 April 2020
Time Squint, 24 January 2020
Fairy Sources, 24 January 2020
Sleepers and Glitches, 24 January 2020
Alyson Loathly, 24 January 2020
The Green Children, 15 January 2020
Fairies of the Trees, 15 January 2020
Hares, 15 January 2020
The Light Cutters, 14 January 2020
We Dance to an Other Tempo, 14 January 2020
Selkies, 13 January 2020
Artist of the Week - Elly Lucas, 10 June 2019
Artist of the Week - Fay Hield, 15 May 2019
Artist of the Week - Natalie Reid, 1 April 2019
Signed posters for everyone, 24 March 2019
Artist of the Week - Steven Hadley, 18 March 2019
Podcast Series 1, Now Live, 14 February 2019
Artist of the Week - Patience Agbabi, 5 February 2019
Artist of the Week - Ben Nicholls, 8 January 2019
Artist of the Week - Marry Waterson, 11 December 2018
Artist of the Week - Barney Morse-Brown (Duotone), 6 December 2018
Artist of the Week - Terri Windling, 19 November 2018
Artist of the Week - Inge Thomson, 12 November 2018
Modern Fairies at Festival of the Mind - Sheffield, September 2018, 4 November 2018
Artist of the Week - Sarah Hesketh, 2 November 2018
Artist of the Week - Fay Hield, 4 September 2018
Artist of the Week - Lucy Farrell, 31 July 2018
Artist of the Week - Ewan Macpherson, 22 July 2018
Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies - the First Workshop, 11 July 2018