Fine Artist, Collector and Archivist
Exhibitions, and artist residencies
VICE CHANCELLORS AWARD WINNER
Awarded the Vice Chancellors recommendation award for a series entitled "Plagueground". Which was comprised of ornamental paraffin wax houses left for the duration of the second lock-down to grow mould, after first being painted with food waste.
June 2019 - July 2019
DEGREE SHOW - NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
Summation of my under-graduate degree, wherein I exhibited a sculptural piece entitled 'The Absolution Relic'. The work engages the viewer through the juxtaposition of the physical object and auditory soundscape to create a work which explores both the sacred and secular.
April 2019 - June 2019
SHORT LISTED FOR HIGH-HOUSE RESIDENCY
A one month artist residency run by OBE acclaimed artist Antony Gormley and Vicken Parsons, in which successful applicants, have the opportunity to develop work which responds to the body and the landscape, whilst living on site.
February 2019 - March 2019
ALTERS/ALTARS EXHIBITION LEAD ARTIST
An exhibition which aims to investigate the realm of the secular and the sacred through sculptural installation of domestic objects and their painted counterparts.
Value, transaction, object.
Greetings. My name is Emily Gardiner, and I am a sculptural based artist who graduated with a first class post-graduate degree in Fine Art in 2021. My practice is comprised of many avenues, but predominantly explores themes of value, worth and transaction within the everyday. Focusing primarily on the mundane encounters between things and the individual, in order to uncover hidden truths surrounding our own notions of reality. The context of the object and the fleeting nature of the self provide me with endless opportunities to reflect and create.
Although my primary discipline is sculpture, I use a number of multi-disciplined techniques within my practice in order to do justice to the concepts I explore. I gather much of my inspiration from the fusion of historical and heritage based themes, processes and locations, merged with contemporary techniques, to create objects which are reminiscent of the past yet provocative and relevant to the present day. My work is often site-specific, and uses fragments of memory and ambiguous forms. Material is of high importance to my way of working, as it correlates directly to the language of the object.
"working with raw materials allows you to immerse yourself within another dialect"