About

Emily is a designer and artist working with place to explore the form of the threads that tie people, environment and culture together. She devises and tests ways of engaging in a physical dialogue with the more-than-human world, creating 'frames' through which we can better understand messy and entangled ecosystems.

Emily's practice draws on multiple disciplines and is guided by questions, research and active learning. She works physically with materials to craft form and function and uses drawing, model making and movement to inform this process. Creating interrelated objects, landscapes and performances, her work aims to be both playful and accessible.  

Originally from Sheffield, Emily now lives in Scotland and has worked across the UK and Ireland. 

Selected Projects

The Rock and Roll Field  Maple Cross Primary School, Hertfordshire | 2021

Connecting Threads  River Tweed, Scottish Borders | 2021

We Will Eat Your Bones  Fieldwork Summer School, Hospitalfield | 2021

Prototypes for a Third Nature  Calanques National Park, France | 2018

A Fair Land  Grizedale Arts at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin | 2016

Print

Connecting Threads Handbook  Published February 2022

 

The Rock and Roll Field  Essay by Veronica Simpson | Published December 2021

Positions

Studio Tutor  Edinburgh College of Art | January 2022 - ongoing

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture  Edinburgh College of Art | 2016 - 2018

BA(Hons) Idea, Material, Object  Bath School of Art and Design | 2010 - 2014

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design  Leeds College of Art | 2009 - 2010

Awards

Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award  Creative Scotland | 2022

 

Work in Progress  Mentoring with the V&A Dundee | 2022

 

School's Prize  Rosa Barba International Landscape Biennial | 2018

Portfolio Prize  Landscape Institute Scotland | 2018

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship  Edinburgh College of Art | 2017

Porthleven Prize  Bath School of Art and Design | 2013 

Artist Book Collection Acquisition  Leeds College of Art | 2010