Author: <span>Ellie Page</span>

Author: Ellie Page


Stories For Us – Julian Gray Solo Exhibition & Weekly Drawing Club @ The Lowry

I’m very excited that a solo exhibition of my wonderful spoonie friend’s is now open at The Lowry!

‘Stories For Us’ by the very talented Julian Gray launched this week, along with a number of amazing (& wheelchair accessible, ofc) workshops, events and weekly drawing clubs.

Image Description: A hand-drawn sketch of two men. One is facing forward, looking ahead with a concerned expression. Behind him are some vague figures, and the second man, who is drawn from the side, with his arms folded, looking down.

Stories For Us Weekly Drawing Club

Still ill OK is very excited to be facilitating a weekly Drawing Club at The Lowry for the duration of the exhibition. These free drawing socials will be held every Wednesday 6-7pm in the (wheelchair accessible) Gallery A space at The Lowry. Some materials will be provided, but you are both welcome and encouraged to bring anything you’re currently working on, or your own sketchbook and tools.

Please note that you will need to book your free space online by clicking here in order to attend the Drawing Club

Free weekly drawing socials for artists who feel their stories are rarely represented in mainstream media, including but not limited to creatives who are trans, queer, disabled, neurodiverse, and/or people of colour. Chat and draw in a relaxed space.

Drawing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Artists working in any form of media, whether digital or traditional, are welcome. Sessions are facilitated by Ellie Page (i.e. Yours Truly) who is a queer, disabled, arts practitioner.

Image Description: A black and white panel from Julian’s comic, The Invalid’s Valet. The perspective is from a front porch, showing the back of the main character, a male, sat on a wicker chair with a coat and scarf facing forward. He is looking at a tall man holding a garden rake, having a conversation with a woman wearing an apron. The setting is autumnal; a tree with leaves dropping, and a large expanse of grass with trees along the skyline.


There are some very exciting events alongside the exhibition, so we really hope to see you there!

Wednesday 23rd March – 27th April – WEEKLY ‘STORIES FOR US’ DRAWING CLUB




New Job Announcement!

It is with much excitement that I can announce that I will be working for Venture Arts, Outside In and The Whitworth in the shiny, brand new role of Regional Artist Development Officer! I’ll be working to engage learning disabled, neurodivergent and excluded artists across Greater Manchester and the North …


Exhibition: Work in Progress is now live!

I’ve been so grateful to work alongside two WONDERFUL womxn over the last year, as we embarked on a long-distanced creative adventure together thanks to some DYCP funding awarded by Arts Council England. We are all so excited to finally announce that our first online exhibition is now LIVE!

You can check it out for free online by clicking here, and please consider donating us the cost of a brew over at our Buy Me A Coffee page.

We have had to reschedule our planned Instagram Live launch event as I have been unwell suddenly with – yes – COVID.

We have been working together since March, and this exhibition presents works-in-progress, as well as the methods we used to work together, what we did, how we did it and who we became.


*NEW* NeuroPictomancy Series Now on Sale!

A new range of prints from my NeuroPictomancy series are now on sale at our shop, on Etsy and over at Stationary N’ Stationery, along with a number of other gorgeous gifts & art from local artists!

This series is part of an ongoing visual essay exploring a practice I have been developing called ‘NeuroPictomancy’. You can read more about this “communication in progress” over at the Resting UpCollective Substack post, as well as on the Still ill site. This will eventually be created into a short book exploring the process & its results.

Not only this, but there are two new designs from this series available as a range of clothing and homeware options over at Society 6 & Red Bubble including something I am VERY proud of….


Gift your loved one who doesn’t generally experience extreme pain a JIGSAW that represents yours! It will be phenomenally difficult to complete, and while it is an image filled with pain, I believe it is also quite beautiful and talkative.

Click here to visit the jigsaw section of my Red Bubble shop, and over at Society 6 you will find the milder – but possibly even more difficult – jigsaw titled “Mint Chocolate Deluxe”.

About the Jigsaws of Doom:

Exercise your mind with our precision cut puzzles featuring a thick, class-leading paperboard, with a satin finish for added durability. Available in 200, 500 and 1,000 piece sets to match whatever your skill level may be.

  • Available in 200, 500 and 1,000 piece sets
  • Precision cut puzzle shapes
  • Printed on a thick, class-leading paperboard with a satin finish for added durability
  • Single-sided print
  • Every order is made just for you
  • 200 Pieces: Suggested for ages 8 & Up
  • 500 & 1,000 Pieces: Sugested for ages 9 & Up Total
  • Puzzle Dimensions: 200 Pieces – 13.75″ x 17.125″ (34.925 cm x 43.498 cm) // 500 Pieces – 14.125″ x 17.625″ (35.878 cm x 44.768 cm) // 1,000 Pieces – 19.75″ x 24.75″ (50.165 cm x 62.865 cm)
  • Average Individual Piece Dimensions: 200 Pieces – 1.25″ x 2″ (3.175 cm x 5.08 cm) // 500 Pieces – .875″ x 1″ (2.223 cm x 2.54 cm) // 1,000 Pieces – 1″ x 1″ (2.54 cm x 2.54 cm)

“Mapping the Body” Talk hosted by The Remote Body & Resting Up Collective

Thursday 11th November 7pm GMT / 11am PST / 2pm EST Mapping the Fluctuating Body’s Coordinates with Ellie Page Writer and artist Ellie Page will discuss mapping the fluctuating states of our bodies, both for ourselves and for others through energy, pain, and movement. To reserve a space please email …


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UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is marking the first anniversary of its campaign by revealing the findings of a new survey that highlights significant threats to the continued participation of creative deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people in the cultural sector.  The UK Disability Arts Alliance 2021 Survey Report is the first to focus specifically on the impact …

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