Recommended by Simon MacDonald (Writer/director/performer/lecturer at Highlands College)

STEPHEN ELLCOCK

Not really an artist, but someone who delivers such sights to the world, Ellcock is a gatherer, a collector, and he has come to prominence recently through his hard-to-ignore presence on Facebook and Instagram. I stumbled across him by chance – as do most people – and found a description of him as being ‘the keeper of a cabinet of wonders’ remarkably apt. He defies categorization and I urge anyone remotely interested in turning away from uncomfortable realities right now to seek him out and sit open-mouthed, if only for a little while, at the beauty of art that he has gathered for our eyes.

@stephenellcock on Instagram