webb-ellis - for the first baby born in space


Caitlin and Anj

We are British/Canadian artist filmmakers. Using film, dance, music and installation, we create work which aims to offer ways to imaginatively access the political and philosophical through the lens of the subconscious and the body.

We have ongoing collaborations with artists, philosophers, family, friends and strangers. Through an extended process of gathering and sifting, we bring diverse materials and concepts into dialogue to create alternative meanings. Coincidence and fiction play a significant role, and the subject matter is never fixed. Many of our projects take place over an extended period, working closely with people in specific places.

We are facilitators of Philosophy for Children, recipients of the Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Award 2019, and recently completed an extended educational project and new film commissioned by Cement Fields and jointly funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. We are currently developing new work in Liverpool and North Yorkshire.



Webb-Ellis are are notable for their blurring of the boundaries between life and work, their creative self-sufficiency- allied with a profound and committed curiosity – and their ambitious, sensitive, engaged and beautifully realised pieces, working across media to create a new hybrid space for both maker and audience.

Gareth Evans

Film Curator


2021: Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts award for research and development with Rule of Threes, Liverpool, UK

2019: Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Awards: Going Gone

2018: Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Development of ‘Inheritors’

2018: Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts award for Inheritors at Siobhan Davies Dance London, UK


Exhibitions (selected)

B3 Festival of the Moving Image, screening and panel discussion, October 2023, Frankfurt, Germany

Floating Berlin, Climate Care Festival, September 2023, Berlin, Germany

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 27 – 30 April 2023, Scotland, UK

Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, lead artists of Programme 2, 11 November – 18 December 2022, London, UK

Kassel Dokfest, This place is a message, festival premiere and nomination for Golden Key award, 16 November 2022, Kassel, Germany

Whitstable Biennale, This place is a message, film installation, June 11 -19 2022, Whitstable, UK

Body Vessel Clay, group exhibition including collaborative work made with Jade Montserrat, Two Temple Place, 29 January 2022 – 24 April 2022, London, UK, York Art Gallery, 24 June – 18 September 2022, York, UK

‘Clay, Peat, Cage’, exhibition of collaborative work with Jade Montserrat, October 1 2021 – February 13 2022, York Art Gallery, UK

Drink in the Beauty, exhibition of collaborative work with Jade Montserrat, 27 September 2021 – 23 January 2022, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Dislocations, exhibition of collaborative work with Jade Montserrat, 8 October – 5 December 2021, Hunterian Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Exhibition of collaborative work with Jade Montserrat, Soil.Sickness.Society at Rønnebæksholm, Denmark, 23rd June – 29th October 2021

Estuary Festival, new publication and film in online programme, May – June 2021

Take Me Somewhere festival, collaboration with Lucy Suggate, Glasgow, UK, 25th – 28th May 2021

Birmingham International Dance Festival, collaboration with Lucy Suggate, 8th June 2021

RE:seeding, in correspondence, collaboration with Jade Montserrat,
performingbordersLIVE20 and Live Art Development Agency, Online, October 2020

Platform Arts Project, collaboration with Jade Montserrat and Alexandra Moore, Online, August 2020

Chronicle ia, collaboration with Jade Montserrat, Scarborough Museums Trust, Online, July 2020

Tintype Gallery, Essex Road program, London, 9th January – 9th February 2020

Phoenix, Leicester, 24th August – 31st October 2019

SALT, Istanbul, 9th July – 23rd August 2019

Jerwood Film and Video Umbrella Awards, London, 3 April – 2 June 2019

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK. 2nd – 6th May 2019

Whitstable Biennale 2018, A dotted line across the map, commissioned artist walk, June 6th 2018

Inheritors, solo exhibition, Siobhan Davies Dance, London. March 17th – April 15th 2018

Video Jam, Manchester Science Festival, Manchester, UK. Film made in collaboration with Jade Montserrat. 20th October 2017

Jerwood Space, London, ‘Slant, For the Unsettling’ film screening curated by Gareth Evans. 2nd July 2017

Aesthetica Art Prize 2017, York Art Gallery, 26th May – 10th September 2017

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK. 2nd – 6th March 2017

Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London, UK. 25th – 30th October 2016

Estuary Festival, Tilbury Cruise Terminal, UK. 17 – 30 September 2016

Whitstable Biennale 2016, Whitstable, UK. 4th – 12th June 2016

Video Jam, Manchester Jewish Museum, Manchester, UK. 12th November 2015

Urban Organisms. NewBridge Project, Newcastle, UK. May-June 2015

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK. 16th-19th April 2015

hmmmmm.  27th February-5th April  2015 Crescent Arts, Scarborough, UK.

The Tetley, installation of ‘Mother.I am Going’, 14th-23rd November 2014, Leeds, UK. Part of Leeds International Film Festival.

UK Young Artists. 7th-9th November 2014 Leicester, UK.

Water Tower Art Festival, 20th-25th June 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria

Relay Replay: Performative Feedback, 2nd June 2013 AGORA, Berlin, Germany.

Month of Performance Art Berlin, 10th – 12th May 2013. 48hr Performance Art Marathon, Berlin, Germany.

26th Leeds International Film Festival, 12th November 2012, UK. Premiere of ‘In Search of Silent Landscapes’.



2008-2012 First Class BA (Hons), Photography, The Arts University Bournemouth


Development / research

Cement Fields, ‘We chose the earth’, Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Kent, UK, 2018 – 2022

Sapere, Philosophy for Children training retreat, September 2018

Assisting the artist Helen Sear with exhibition ‘prospect refuge hazard’, May 2018

Independent Dance. 50 hours of creative movement practice with specialist teachers in Skinner Releasing Technique, Experiential Anatomy, Contact Improvisation.

Beyond Humanism Conference, John Cabot University, Rome. 19 – 22 July 2017

Northern Film and Media. One-to-one tutorial with Lindsay Seers. The NewBridge Project. 30th January 2017

YVAN Artist Development Fund. June 2015

a-n ‘Go and See’ Venice Biennale bursary. May 2015

Installing video work for ‘Zimbabwe in Venice‘ with Raphael Chikukwa, Deputy Director and Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Venice Biennale 2015

Northern Film and Media. One-to-one tutorial with Ben Russell. Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, UK. 20th September 2014

UK Young Artists. 7th-9th November 2014 Leicester, UK.

Creative England, FilmWorks Professional Development Showroom Workstation, Sheffield, UK. September – December 2012

Helen Sear.  Assisting the artist with a three day installation of her work ‘Pond’. 2011


Residencies (selected)

Year-long residency and commission with Siobhan Davies Dance, London. 2017-2018

UCA Canterbury, Creative Residency. May 2016

Crescent Arts, Scarborough. July 2014 – 2018

‘Nomadic Village Austria. 7th – 20th July 2014

Tsarino Residency Program, Bulgaria. 7th-28th September 2013