Eloise Fuss discusses Ellie Kammer's debut exhibition with the artist and her mentor, Robin Eley on ABC's The Mix. Click here to watch.


Painting is both a cathartic release as well as a coping mechanism for Ellie Kammer, who endures near-constant pain every day. Through her art, Ellie hopes to start a discussion around and raise awareness about endometriosis. Click here to watch.



‘Wie 22 messerstiche’ this artist lives with endometriosis

Katharina Alexander,, June 7, 2019

De schilderijen van Ellie Kammer laten een leven van pijn zien

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Using art to cope with endometriosis: Ellie’s story

Beth Levine, Everyday Health, September 17, 2018

An Australian painter uses art as therapy to show the impact of endometriosis…

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Studio Visit: Ellie Kammer

Alyssa Fletcher, Broadsheet Adelaide, August 1, 2018

When Broadsheet visits, she's getting ready for her second major solo exhibition...

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Painter Ellie Kammer Channels Her Endometriosis Pain Into Paintings

Harrison Kronfeld, The Endometriosis Foundation of America, March 24, 2018

Kammer hopes she'll create even more ripples of change...

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Depicting the Hidden Agony of Endometriosis in Paintings

Sara Radin, Broadly, March 16, 2018

Ellie Kammer's paintings are grotesque and exquisite...

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Pain on Canvas: A Portrayal of Endometriosis

Sharmonie Cockayne, CityMag, February 8, 2018

There isn't one person in my life who doesn't now understand endometriosis a little better...

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Artist with Endometriosis Channels 'Desperation' Into Striking Portraits to Raise Awareness

Rachel Moss, Huffington Post UK, October 24, 2017

Although a painting might be complicated and layered, it's also rather immediate and intimate...

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Artist Who Depicts Women Suffering with Endometriosis Spreads Awareness Around the Globe After She Connects with Fellow Sufferer Lena Dunham and Paints Her Portrait

Anneta Konstantinides, Daily Mail UK, October 24, 2017

I We agreed on a portrait that wouldn't be a vanity-type portrait because it doesn't suit her character. It needed to be raw and open like she is...

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Ellie Kammer: The Artist Making Art of Endometriosis

Emily Blatchford, Huffington Post Australia, October 3, 2017

I think the paintings tell a bigger story about self acceptance in the face of physical changes that can't be helped...

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This Aussie Artist is Turning Her Struggle with Endometriosis Into Breathtaking Artwork

Lauren Williamson, Women's Health, September 27, 2017

I'm just putting what I've got out there and I'm comfortable with that...

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Ellie Kammer: Making Endometriosis Taboo Free

Gayatri Nair, The Adelaide Life, July 26, 2017

I will spend weeks or months on a painting until I feel it is speaking...

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Meet the Artist Painting the Reality of Living with Endometriosis

Ellen Scott, Metro, July 21, 2017

The paintings are deliberately uncomfortable, to hammer home the reality of endometriosis, and many find them too much to handle...

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How One Artist Who Didn't Recognise Her Own Body After Endometriosis Diagnosis Began to Paint it Instead

Anneta Konstatinides, Daily Mail, July 20, 2017

Ellie wanted to communicate endometriosis' effects in a visual way, and found it to be an incredible emotional release as well...

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After Surgery for Endo, Ellie Hardly Recognised Her Own Body

Amy Clark, Mamamia, July 17, 2017

I lay it out there for all to see and that can shake people up...

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Nescience by Ellie Kammer at Light Square Gallery

Georgina Tselekidis, The Adelaidian, July 15, 2017

Kammer transports us into her own world, with two self portraits that communicate a silent but loud pain..

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Ellie Kammer: Endometriosis in Art

Rachel Darling, This is Radelaide, July 3, 2017

The exhibition will consist of ten works, two of which are self portraits...

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Ellie Kammer on Pain, Feminism and Turning Suffering Into Art

Nadia Bailey, Oyster, June 30, 2017

At 26 years old, the ferociously talented artist has produced a body of work both intimate and arresting..

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Ellie Kammer Paints Her Pain and Perseverance 

Nina Karadzic, The Adelaide Review, June 26, 2017

The collection has unwittingly become sort of a narrative of the changes I've gone through both physically and mentally..

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How Adelaide's Ellie Kammer is Channelling Her Battle with Endometriosis into Confronting Art

Aimee Knight, Sydney Morning Herald, March 25, 2017

You have to fight to be heard with women's issues...

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Healing Through Paint

Fela M'tima Dunfee, Endotwins, March 20, 2017

The trick is to accept and respect the limitations that Endo forces upon its host...

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The Painter Turning the Pain of Endometriosis Into Art

Marta Bausells, Huck, February 21, 2017

It's not so much about me anymore, it's about the bigger picture...

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Chronic Painting: Making Art From Endometriosis

Katherine Gillespie, Vice, February 14, 2017

I feel honoured and truly touched that I've been able to inspire conversations about something that desperately needs more attention...

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ABC - Endometriosis: Ellie Kammer's Confronting Art Provokes  A Much-Needed Conversation

Brett Williamson, ABC, February 14, 2017

Nobody wants to talk about it, nobody wants to hear about it...

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Endometriosis Australia - Endo Champion

Ellie Kammer, Endometriosis Australia Blog, January 14, 2017

I started sharing excerpts from articles and blogs, I noticed that women would comment on my posts and share their own experiences with me...

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Adelaide University Art History Club - Artist Spotlight #39: Ellie Kammer

Masya Zabidi, Collage Adelaide, October 18, 2016

I’ve always been hyper sensitive and I started making images when I was about 8 years old to free myself from ideas...

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Currant Magazine - Meet the Upcoming Stars of the SpringART Exhibition #2

Ellen Morgan, Currant Magazine, August 31, 2016

With an upcoming residency in Los Angeles coming up in early 2017, Ellie is a young Adelaide artist to watch. While she’s a self-confessed introvert, her work is bold, arresting and often controversial...

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The City - Before They Were Artists: SALA Artists Share Their Childhood Artwork

Sophie Perri, The City, July 28, 2016

While other students drew caterpillars transforming into butterflies and foals into horses, I took inspiration from my own emotional evolution...

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Endometriosis Australia - I Get to Scream About this Disease with Paint

Ellie Kammer, Endometriosis Australia Blog, July 4, 2016

Painting calms me, keeps me occupied, and also allows me to express my frustrations in a healthy, productive way. As an added bonus, I get to teach people about this ubiquitous chronic disease...

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The Adelaide Review - Ellie Kammer Conquers Pain With Art

Nina Karadzic, The Adelaide Review, June 22, 2016

Teasing the personas of Renaissance portraiture, with the wonderful and uncanny semblances of life, Ellie Kammer’s paintings submit to an intermediary state – one that confuses reality with dream...

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