Whether creating cushioned royal characters from plush, embellished fabric, or painting familiar scenes of still life, Emily Crockford’s artworks balance a series of seeming opposites. Blocks of strong colour sit alongside areas of intricate pattern. An energy of lyrical movement exists simultaneously with a sense of contemplation. Emily’s ‘Queen of Hearts’ stares out poignantly whilst seeming in mid flight.
Emily loves to engage with other artists; sharing skills and adventuring to new art studios. In 2013 Emily worked at UNSW Art & Design as a guest artist in Cicada Press, and in 2014 undertook a residency at Koskela. In 2015 Emily was an exhibiting artist in the Underbelly Arts Festival on Cockatoo Island, Sydney in collaboration with artist, Rosie Deacon. In 2016/17 Emily’s artwork ‘Sydney Opera House at Night’ was selected by the City of Sydney to appear on a large hoarding in the centre of the city as part of the Creative Cities project. In 2018 she and collaborator, Rosie Deacon created a large installation for the Project Space in Cement Fondu.
Emily explains ‘I like painting on fabrics and working with guest artists. I like my own techniques, playing and experimenting with different ideas. I want to be a great artist, and experiment.’
Work by Emily is held in various collections including Artbank.