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Small edition paper cuts at LoveHate…

2014 January 30
by emma

I have worked with my good friend Geneine Honey at LoveHate to produce small editions of these paper cuts. Framed and ready to give as a gift (to others or yourself).

Tree paper cut

Amoris labor

2013 March 6
by emma

My solo exhibition at Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney opens next week on Wednesday, 13 March 2013.

Images are now on my website here.


Come by chance archival paper, foamcore and glue  28.5 x 28.5cm

Come by chance
archival paper, foamcore and glue
28.5 x 28.5cm

Images, prices and all other details are now available on the Olsen Irwin website.

A sneak peak…

2013 February 25
by emma


… at a work which will be included in my upcoming solo show at Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney. It opens on 13 March 2013.

Archival paper, foamcore and glue
46 x 23 cm


Year of the Bird

2013 February 25
by emma

The Year of the Bird exhibition, curated by Caelli Jo Brooker and Helen Hopcroft, opened on Saturday 23 February 2013 at Maitland Regional Gallery in Maitland, NSW. It is a group exhibition that explores bird imagery in art and features some of my work, as well as the work of fellow paper cutter Pamela See and many other talented artists.

22 February – 7 April 2013
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia

The First Cut

2012 September 23
by emma

Manchester City Galleries, UK

Friday 5 October 2012 – Sunday 27 January 2013

I am really excited and honoured to have my work, Theodora (pictured) included in this huge and exciting exhibition in Manchester, UK.

This wide-ranging survey of the practice of paper cutting also includes the amazing work of some of my favourites, including Kara Walker, Mia Pearlman, Béatrice Coron, Peter Callesen and Rob Ryan.

After Manchester, the show continues to two more venues later in 2013 – I’ll keep you updated as the show moves around.

Details of the exhibition, catalogue and other resources can be found here.


Group exhibition at NG Art

2012 March 19
by emma

I have work in a group exhibition of international paper cutting artists at NG Art in Sydney which opens tomorrow, 20 march 2012. It includes the work of some of my favourite paper artists, including Ingrid Siliakus (Netherlands) and Hina Aoyama (Japan).

Details are here.

Exhibition: “Conversations” at John Buckley Gallery

2011 December 7
by emma

Hand cut archival paper
64.5 x 61cm

I have two new works in a group exhibition at John Buckley Gallery called “Conversations” which is on over the summer until 11 February 2012.

The exhibition includes works from Su Baker, Lesley Dumbrell, Jennifer Goodman, Katherine Hattam, Christine Healy and Hilarie Mais.

I’m a bit excited about my work “Theodora” which despite only being 64x64cm, took months to complete (and countless blades). A real labour of love reminiscent of the handiwork crafted by the women left behind as their sailor men travelled the world looking for fame and glory.

Visit the John Buckley Gallery website for details.

Hand cut archival paper
43 x 30cm




Giveaway at Polli

2011 October 21
by emma

Polli Designs is giving away a couple of the little cuttings we worked with to create a range of jewellery inspired by the voyages and discoveries of Captain Cook.

Comment here for your chance to score an early Christmas present!

Entries close on Tuesday 25 October 2011.

Tim Olsen Gallery

2011 July 28
by emma

I am very pleased to announce that I am now represented by Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney!

Tim Olsen Gallery is a gorgeous gallery in Woollahra and I am looking forward to my first exhibition with them in 2012.

Meanwhile I have work in the stockroom so Sydneysiders can pop in and see my work up close.


I design for Polli

2011 July 28
by emma

I am so excited about the new range of jewellery that I have designed for über cool design company Polli.

The pieces are designed as talismans or mementoes that sailors might leave with their loved ones, or bring home to them, during the long, arduous and dangerous sea exploration journeys that were undertaken by the likes of Abel Tasman, Captain Cook and Francis Drake. These journeys were taken with fortune and glory in mind, in search of an undiscovered paradise which was  believed to exist just beyond the boundary of the world as known to Europeans.  We know the consequences of these voyages were far more complex and far less triumphant than the sailors envisaged. But the discovery of the wonders of these beautiful places,  so exotic to European eyes, was the dawning of a gradual and imperfect understanding of the world we all live in.

You can see the Polli blog post about it, with links to the designs, here.