Through her practice, Emma Fielden contemplates ideas spanning the infinite and the infinitesimal, the nature of matter, the universe and our human place in it. She articulates such ideas through 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, the language of matter and materiality.
Emma completed an Associate Diploma in Music Performance in 1995, and an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design in 2006. She has received awards and grants including the Paramor Prize Mayoral Award, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award, a NAVA NSW Artists Grant and an Australia Council New Work Grant. Fielden has been a finalist in the Blake Prize, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, and the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship. She has been an artist in residence at Parramatta Artists Studios, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lock-Up. Emma is currently an artist in residence at Rydalmere Artists Studios. In 2018, Fielden was awarded the Art Omi Australia Committee Fellowship, representing Australia at the Art Omi artists residency in New York, USA.
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Image: Emma Fielden in her studio at Parramatta Artist Studios, 2018. Courtesy Parramatta Artists Studio. Photo by Jacquie Manning.