Approved: 16.08.2006

Emma Summers

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Through the use of familiar objects including a bag, a food tin, baby clothes and a house my work explores known conventions in storytelling, literature and photography, as well as more experimental, theatrical concepts of performance and installation. Through objects my aim is to draw a viewer in to a story in a similar way as theatre or film often use objects to involve the audience, to encapsulate

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  • Location: Ludlow, West Midlands
  • Activities: Higher education, Residencies, Workshops
  • Categories: Education project, Ceramics, Installation, Mixed Media, Research
 

Biography

Through the use of familiar objects including a bag, a food tin, baby clothes and a house my work explores known conventions in storytelling, literature and photography, as well as more experimental, theatrical concepts of performance and installation. Through objects my aim is to draw a viewer in to a story in a similar way as theatre or film often use objects to involve the audience, to encapsulate a symbol or an emotion.I aim to provoke a dialogue, a narrative within which the viewer can engage.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2002 - MA Ceramics, University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), Cardiff 1996 - Exhibition Course, Kensington and Chelsea College, London 1994 - BA (Hons) Ceramics, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Solo exhibitions 2006 - Anatomy of Exiles, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale 2006 - Anatomy of Exiles, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester 2006 - Every Time I See The Sea... Christian Aid, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester 2004 - Anatomy of Exiles, mac (Midlands Art Centre), Birmingham 2004 - Anatomy of Exiles, The Courtyard, Hereford Group exhibitions 2008 - Children in Conflict, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen 2008 - Children in Conflict, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 2008 - Visual, Baskerville House, Birmingham 2007 - New Art Birmingham, Curzon Street Station, Birmingham 2006 - every time i see the sea , Triskel Art Centre, Cork 2005 - Every Time I See The Sea... Christian Aid, Dray Walk Gallery, Truman Brewery, London 2002 - MA Ceramics Degree Show, Hayward Gallery, Cardiff 1996 - Dressing St Pancras - COTAC International, St Pancras Station, London 1996 - Supermodels, The Ice House, Holland Park, London 1994 - Fired Imaginations, Custard Factory, Birmingham Residencies 2008 - AA2A Scheme , Hereford Art College, Hereford 2007 - Sanskriti Foundation Residency, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India 2006 - Artist-in-Residence, University of Worcester, Worcester Public commissions 2006 - What would you do if...it was your family?, Salford Art Gallery and Museum, Salford, Manchester Projects 2007 - Through our eyes - young people looking at humanity, The British Red Cross, Worcester Educational experience - tertiary 2003 - Art as Medium module: BA Art and Aesthetics, University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), Cardiff 2003 - MA Ceramics - Tutorials, University Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), Cardiff