Born 1977, New Zealand. Lives and works in Parramatta NSW Australia.
2016 Dark Matter. Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney.
2015 Iota. Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.
2015 Infinity. Courtesy Of The Artist, Sydney.
2013 Draw. Courtesy Of The Artist, Sydney.
2008 Emma Fielden. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
2007 Emma Fielden. Metalab, Sydney.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Paramor Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (winner of the Mayoral Award)
10 - Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Dominik Mersch Gallery.
PAS17.2, Parramatta Artists Studios, curated by Elizabeth Chang.
Parramatta Artists Studios Ideas Platform exhibition, Artspace. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Talia Linz, and Sophia Kouyoumdjian.
Drawing Conversations, drawing symposium at National Art School. Participation by invitation, invited to exhibit by Catherine O’Donnell.
The Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Phenomena. Parramatta Artists Studios / Parramatta Lanes. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian.
Parramatta Artists Studios at The Kings School 37th Annual Art Show. Curated by Sophia Kouyoumdjian.
The F Show. North Contemporary Art Space. Curated by Abdullah M.I. Syed.
Sydney Contemporary. Dominik Mersch Gallery.
Drawn To Form: The Matter in Hand. Blacktown Arts Centre. Curated by Merran Esson and Abdullah M.I. Syed.
National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Griffith Regional Art Gallery, COTA, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design.
Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Breathe Into. Courtesy Of The Artist, Jam Factory.
Profile. Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW. Percolator Gallery, Queensland.
Profile. Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW. Gaffa, Sydney.
National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Metalab, Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft and Design.
The Year Was 2006. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
In Line/In Metal. Aaron Faber Gallery New York, SOFA Chicago.
11th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, Buda Historic Home and Garden Castlemaine.
Tea Wares. Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide.
Winter Brooches 10. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Wrapped. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Say Your Piece. Gaffa, Sydney.
10th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition. Buda Historic Home and Garden Castlemaine, Shepparton Art Gallery, Arts Centre Melbourne, Geelong Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery.
Winter Brooches 09. Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Profile, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW.
Graduate Metal XI, Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia.
Winter Brooches 08, Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Vessel, Studio 20/17, Sydney.
Cracker, Metalab, Sydney.
Contemporary Wearables ’05, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery,
Mosman Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Maroondah Art Gallery.
Selected Education and Experience
Since 2007 Full time studio practice (art practice / self employed hand-engraver)
2009 – 2011 Committee member (Secretary), JMGA-NSW.
2004 – 2006 Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre.
2005 – 2006 Certificate III in Hand Engraving, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre.
1995 Associate Diploma in Music, Australian Music Education Board.
Awards, Grants and Selected Commissions
2017 Paramor Prize. Winner of the Mayoral Award for the installation Mapping the Void and finalist for Axis Mundi: The Line and The Matter
2016 NSW Artists Grant, National Associated of Visual Arts (NAVA).
2016 The Blake Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Finalist.
2016 Blacktown City Art Prize. Finalist.
2014 National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Main acquisitive award.
2013 Australia Council Visual Arts Awards brooch commission (recipients Fiona Foley and Julie Ewington).
2013 New Work Grant. Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.
2012 National Contemporary Jewellery Award. Finalist.
2009 Buda Silver Exhibition. Winner of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Award.
2006 Craft Australia, Youth@craft.design. Highly commended.
2017 Parramatta Artists Studios one year residency.
2016 Parramatta Artists Studios one year residency.
2016 House of Wonder art + science residency. Working with Radio Astronomer Andrew O'Brien of Western Sydney University.
Part of the Gravity (and Wonder) exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest.
2007 Jewellery and Object Design Award and Residency. TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Design Centre.
Artist Talks, Presentations and Symposiums
2016 House of Wonder panel discussion. Gravity Geeks Art, Science and Ideas Symposium, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
A joint venture by Penrith Regional Gallery, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) and Western Sydney University.
2016 Drawing Conversations. Exhibiting artist at National Art School drawing symposium.
2016 Artist talk for Caroline Chisolm College high school teachers. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
2016 Artist talk for year 9 and 10 students. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
2016 Artist talk for year 5 and 6 students. House of Wonder residency, Penrith Regional Gallery.
2015 Panel discussion about the relationship between drawing and ceramics. Blacktown Arts Centre.
2015 Artist talk for solo exhibition ‘Iota’. Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.
2017 Art is exercise for the brain - Art + Neurobiology, Art Guide Australia, Dr Barbara Doran, February 2017,
2016 Invisible Forces, exhibition review, ArtAsiaPacific, Chloé Wolifson, July 2016, www.artasiapacific.com/Blog/INVISIBLEFORCES
2016 Gravity and Wonder in the Art Gallery, radio interview, Booksand Arts with Michael Cathcart, ABC Radio National, 4 October 2016,
2016 Dark Matter, online exhibition catalogue, Dominik Mersch Gallery, www.issuu.com/dmersch/docs/emma_fielden_e_cat_v3
2016 The Blake Prize, exhibition catalogue, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
2015 Drawn to Form: The Matter in Hand, exhibition catalogue, Blacktown Arts Centre.
2015 Iota @ Gallery Funaki, exhibition review, Melbourne Jeweller, Karen Thompson,
2015 Infinity @Courtesy of the Artist Studio, exhibition review, Melbourne Jeweller, Karen Thompson,
2013 Design Courses Hammered, article regarding the defunding of TAFE design courses, Sydney Morning Herald, Amy McNeilage,
4 November 2013, www.smh.com.au/national/tertiary-education/design-courses-hammered-20131103-2wuor.html
2013 Draw, exhibition review, Alt Media, Vanessa Powell, www.altmedia.net.au/draw-emma-fielden-84759
2012 National Contemporary Jewellery Award at Metalab, exhibition review, Object – Australian Design Centre, Sophie Harrington,
2011 500 Silver Jewelry Designs, Lark Books.
2011 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition, exhibition catalogue.
2011 Linear Celebrations, exhibition review, Art Jewelry Forum, www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/linear-celebration
2009 Studio 2017, Australian Art Review, Patricia Anderson, issue 21.
2009 Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition, 10th Ernest Leviny Commemorative Silver Exhibition, exhibition catalogue.
2017 Chinese New Year children's mask making workshop, Parramatta Artists Studios.
Children's school holiday workshops, Parramatta Artists Studios.
2016 Future Artists Club, children's workshop, Parramatta Artists Studios.
Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
Private collections in Australia, New Zealand and abroad.