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.
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
Connecting Threads Handbook Published February 2022
The Rock and Roll Field Essay by Veronica Simpson | Published December 2021
Studio Tutor Edinburgh College of Art | January 2022 - ongoing
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
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