Emma Lindsay is a Brisbane-based emergent artist and occasional freelance curator. Her current studio project Bearing witness considers the representation of endangered and extinct Australian birds and their habitats.
Lindsay graduated in 2009 from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st class Honours), and is a current 2012 PhD scholarship candidate with RMIT. In 2010 she was awarded an Australia Council Artstart Grant, and the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts and Arts Queensland Fresh Ground Grant and Residency. In 2011 she has been grant recipient of a BAER Art Centre Artist Residency in Höfðaströnd Iceland, Murray’s Cottage Hill End Residency, and her work was the subject of a 2011 Stvdio TV Artbreak documentary.
Her work has been included in recent group exhibitions at: Baer Art Centre (Iceland); Redlands Art Gallery; Redcliffe Art Gallery; Griffith University Art Gallery; Gatakers Artspace; Level ARI; and Metro Arts. She was a finalist in the Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition 2011 and was invited to participate in this years Redlands Westpac 2012 Prize as an emerging artist. She has just had her first sell-out commercial show on the Project Wall at the James Dorahy Project Space. Lindsay’s paintings are held in private and public collections in Australia, Canada, Iceland, UK, Switzerland, and the USA.