emma

 

Artist Statement

My work celebrates a huge love for colour, shape and texture . my work is layers and layers of paint, mark makings of good and bad mistakes are all part of the the visual landscape of my canvas. My subjects are everyday people doing everyday things. I take inspiration from other cultures and their daily rituals and routines.

 

 

Curiculum Vitae

Place of birth: Sydney NSW Australia 1972

1991-1993 Lived in Cairo Egypt. Established the Tukul Craft Workshop in Cairo. A non-profit organization set up to train Sudanese refugees the techniques and skills in textile screen printing and design. Traditional African designs and patterns were created and a range of products including bags, belts, cushions and t shirts were made.

Worked as a graphic designer from 1993 until 2006.

I currently live and work  in Northern NSW  Australia where I paint and create handbuilt ceramics.

Education

1990 -1991 Julian Ashton Art College Sydney – Fine Arts

1991 Screen Printing and Textile design- East Sydney Technical College

Exhibitions

July 2007 Group Show at Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay

November 2007 ‘Ten minutes by Tractor’ at Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay

November 2008 ‘Men Monkeys & Mexico’ at Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay

March 2009 Group Show at Byron Fine Art Gallery, Byron Bay

May 2010 Group Show ‘Young Guns’ Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast

May 2011 ‘Popstar’ Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast

September 2012 ‘Crazy Sexy Cool’ Solo Show Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast

May 2013 ‘Wanderlust’  Solo Show Fenton & Fenton, Melbourne

January 2014 ‘Cultural Crossroads’  Solo Show Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast

December 2014 ‘Patterns & Pathways’  Solo Show Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast

October 2017 ‘Home away from Home” Fenton and Fenton Sydney

 

Achievements

Byron Bay Art Diary 2009

Byron Bay Art Diary 2010

Finalist FEHVA Portrait prize 2009

WINNER Border Art Prize 2010

Finalist Prometheus Art Prize 2011

Finalist Artfelt Art Award 2011

Finalist Border Art Prize 2012

Finalist Kogarah Art Prize 2015

WINNER Border Art Prize 2015