Dr Emma Lindsay is a Visual Artist based in Brisbane, Australia.
Lindsay graduated from the Queensland College of Art in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons 1) degree, and was awarded her practice-led research PhD (Visualising Extinction: Representing extinct and endangered species archived in global natural history museums) through RMIT Melbourne in 2016. Her paintings and interdisciplinary projects explore the connections between human historical and contemporary culture, the natural world, and the endangerment and extinction of other species during this time of the Anthropocene.
Winner of the 2016 Moreton Bay 2D prize, she was a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition (2011), the Redlands Westpac Emerging Art Prize (2012), and the Waterhouse Art Prize (2014). Her work was the subject of a Studio TV Artbreak documentary (2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHUd5dRSBbk. Her final PhD Extinction Project artworks were exhibited as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane 2016 ‘On a wing’ program at the Queensland Museum. The ‘Extinction flock (29 extinct Australian bird specimens)’ paintings series are now part of the University of Queensland Art Museum collection.
Lindsay has been the recipient of numerous competitive grants including the Australia Council Artstart Grant (2010), the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts and Arts Queensland Fresh Ground Grant and Residency (2010), and the Arts Queensland Individual Fund (2014). She was also awarded residencies at BAER Art Centre Artist Center, Iceland (2011), Hill End Murray’s Cottage Residency (Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 2011), and at Point B Worklodge, New York (2014).
Lindsay’s paintings are held in the public collections of the Baer Art Center (Iceland), Moreton Bay Regional Council, University of Queensland Art Museum, World Museum Liverpool, and in private collections in Australia, Canada, Iceland, Switzerland, UK, and the USA. Emma Lindsay is represented by the Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.
Emma Lindsay is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.