Approved: 16.08.2006

Emma Summers

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Through the use of familiar objects 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,

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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 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