Ellis Hutch is a Canberra-based artist who has worked on a diverse range of collaborative and solo projects since completing undergraduate and Masters degrees in Sculpture at the ANU School of Art in 1995 and 2000.
Ellis is a PhD Candidate in Photography and Media Art at the ANU and a sessional lecturer in the Centre for Art History and Theory. She works across drawing, photography, video, sound and performance and her current research is grounded in an obsession with lunar exploration, the photographs and diaries of Apollo era
astronauts and her fascination with how it’s possible for remote earth-based audiences to vicariously experience the moon. For this project Ellis is focussing on moments where astronauts have expressed their sense of wonder in recorded transmissions.