Emma Fielden is an interdisciplinary artist working across installation, sculpture, drawing and performance. Initially trained in the discipline of classical music, then metalsmithing and hand engraving, Fielden’s background instilled in her a fixation on minute details, repetitive processes and the language of materiality.
Fielden’s work has been shown internationally and in Australia. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Art Life, ArtAsiaPacific and Art Guide Australia. Her awards include the Paramor Prize Mayoral Award, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award, and the Buda Silver Exhibition Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Award. She has been a finalist in awards including the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, the Blake Prize and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
In 2018 Emma was selected to represent Australia at the Art Omi artists residency in New York, USA. She was an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists Studios from 2016 to 2018. In 2019 she will begin a long term residency at Rydalmere Artists Studios.
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Image above: Emma Fielden in her studio at Parramatta Artist Studios, 2018. Courtesy Parramatta Artists Studio. Photo by Jacquie Manning.
Image on cover page: States of Matter, 2018, installation of thread in two states + performative action. Photo by Docqment taken during Fielden’s live performance at Dominik Mersch Gallery, 2018.