Born: Newcastle, Australia.
Based: Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Emma Lindsay is a visual artist and occasional curator. She received her B.F.A (First class Honours) from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2009, and her PhD (Fine Art) from RMIT University in 2016.
Lindsay’s paintings and interdisciplinary projects explore personal encounters with threatened, endangered and extinct species and their habitats during this time of the Anthropocene.
The artists’ most recent solo exhibition, Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project, made by invitation for Artspace Mackay, was shown November 2017- February 2018. The paintings, single channel video, photographs and research blog revealed symbiotic species relationships encountered during field trips made over 9 months down the length of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem, and documented the effects of plastic pollution, Cyclone Debbie, and major coral bleaching events of 2016 and 2017 seen at various sites.
Overall winner of the 2016 Moreton Bay Art Awards, Lindsay is a 2018 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist, and has been a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Art Award, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, and the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. The artist has been awarded residencies with: BAER Art Centre Artist Center, Iceland; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Hill End Murray’s Cottage Residency; and Point B Worklodge, New York. Since 2009 she has also been awarded major grants from the Australia Council, Australian American Association, Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, and an RMIT Post-Graduate scholarship.
Recently, Lindsay was selected as one of 20 global artists for The Dean Collection‘s inaugural 2018 TDC20 St(Art)up program, and is now working on a new exhibition project to be delivered in 2019.
Emma Lindsay’s work is held in the public collections of the UQ Art Museum, Moreton Bay Regional Council, World Museum Liverpool, Queensland Museum, Baer Art Center (Iceland), and in private collections in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Switzerland, Germany, UK, and the USA.