Well hello! You are welcome here...
My name is Emma Ward
I paint. I draw. I am a Mum of 4.
I am an introvert, and a homebody.
Home is where the heart is.
When I'm in the studio I like to light a candle, put on some music, and enjoy the process of making beautiful, meaningful art.
Emma Ward lives and works from her home studio based in Central Queensland. Currently studying her Fine Arts degree with Curtin University, Emma's practise is evolving. Whilst previously exploring the emotions of the maternal archetype and the presence of this energy in nature, Emma has discovered through her studies a desire to learn the collective 'herstory' of other female Artist's through time who have focused their work on domesticity and the Female Gaze. Seeing her Arts practise as part of this story Emma works to shine light on the contemporary lives and loves of women. Emma works intuitively, creating artworks through drawing, paint, and sculpture to capture the trace of emotion and spirit that is inherent within objects, people, and place. Emma’s practice records the alchemic effect this energy has on her, which she hopes will act as a catalyst in the viewer to unlock connection, emotions, and memories of care and nurture.
Public Commissioned Works
2019 ‘Tree Change’ Footpath Stencil Design Rockhampton City Council
2016 ‘The Elephants’ Antique Brick Mural Thai Taste 2 Restaurant, Rockhampton Leagues Club
2016 'Food is Fun’ Painted Rock Block Mural. St Peter's Primary School, Rockhampton
2014 ‘Charlottes Web’ Giant Web installation, St Paul's Primary School, Gracemere.
2020-Fine Arts Bachelor Degree Current, Curtin University, WA
2019 Creative Entrepreneurs Course, Online - Making Art Work by Emily Jeffords
2017 Still Life Drawing Course, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2017 UAP - Urban Arts Project, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2017 Art Appreciation Course, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2016 Life Drawing, CQU
2015 Artists Transformation School, Auspicious Arts Incubator, Melbourne
2010 Watercolour Portrait Workshop with Cherry Hood, Sydney
2000 Life Drawing Course, Brian Kehoe, Emu Park
2019 Counterparts, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton
2018 Collection Intervention, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton
2017 Draft, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton
2017 Playtime, Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela
2015 Birds of a Feather, Banana Shire Regional Gallery, Biloela
2012 Lovers & Daydreamers, My Sisters House Store, Rockhampton
2021 Group Show, Benevolent Gallery, Rockhampton
2020 Botanics, Gala Gallery, Rockhampton
2019 Redhill Art Gallery, Brisbane
2017 Caravan of Curiosities, Gympie Art Gallery
2017 Caravan of Curiosities, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
2016 Caravan of Curiosities, Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela
2016 Caravan of Curiosities, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon
2015 My Sisters House Store, Rockhampton
2013 Artists of SE Queensland, Art & Design Precinct Brisbane
2013 Inspirations, Royal Qld Art Society, Rockhampton
2013 Fresh Paint, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon
2011 Members Exhibitions, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon
Achievements & Awards
2020 Finalist in Stanthorpe Art Prize – Stanthorpe, still to be exhibited
2020 Finalist in ‘Petite Pieces 2020’ Competition – Aspire Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Winner of the Queensland Regional Art Prize – The Annie Tan Memorial Award for Watercolour
2019 Finalist in Lethbridge Art Prize 2019 Online
2019 Finalist in Bayton Award, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery Prize
2019 Finalist in Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
2019 Finalist in Contemporary Art Awards Online
2019 Finalist in Artlovers Australian Prize Online
2018 Travelling Finalist in ‘Wanderlust’ Flying Arts Queensland Regional Art Awards
2018 Finalist in CQU Creates Art Prize, Central Queensland University
2018 Finalist in Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane
2018 Finalist in Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize
2017 Finalist in the Bayton Award, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery
2017 Finalist for CQU Creates University Prize, Central Queensland University