Robert Ellis

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Robert Ellis


Robert runs the campus library and also serves as the Photography Technician and photography faculty.

Robert Ellis is an Irish photographer who completed his MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster in Belfast (2011), having previously graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Photography from Dublin Institute of Photography (2007).

In 2014 he was nominated and subsequently selected as an emerging European photographer to participate in Plat(t)form 2014 at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2014 he was also commissioned by Irish Curator Valerie Connor for Golden Mountain -TULCA Visual Arts Festival. His work was featured in New Irish Works as part of PhotoIreland Festival’s 2013 main show & book publication of the same name. His work can be seen as part of the Up Edition’s online platform.  The New Line book is available as part of a series of publications known as Where We Are published by Aad Design.

In 2013 he spent two months in Uganda at the Nagenda International Academy of Art & Design (NIAAD) where he was a visiting lecturer and Artist in Residence. He also acted as external examiner for the Photography and Digital Media module of the BA in Art & Design programme at the Centre for Creative Arts, GMIT for the 2013/14 academic year.