Ellie ShipmanBristol, City of Bristol, GB
Eleanor is a participatory artist and illustrator living in Bristol, UK, and working around the world, recently spending a year in Vietnam.
Maps By Ellie Shipman
This map is a personal project reflecting on how my world has become reduced to these little boxes of space, but this map acts as a reminder to what we can do to try to stay calm and find moments of peace during lockdown life.
This place is special to me because, amidst the chaos of this Asian metropolis I have called my home away from the UK for a year (to the day!), there are gems of creativity I have been lucky enough to discover. As an artist myself, these galleries, workshop spaces, residencies and art cafes have been my grounding and have become my community. I will miss them very much.
This place is special to me because I took the leap to move to Hanoi, Vietnam from the UK to have a (drastic!) change of scene and rediscover my creative voice. I am passionate about sustainable fashion and joined Fashion Revolution Vietnam to promote ways of enjoying fashion sustainably through exhibitions and events. I have discovered so many amazing ethical designers, second hand boutiques and winding markets which many people don't know about here, so I wanted to share them through this playful map to begin the adventure for someone else...