Photograph of Emma Le Strange

Biography

Emma | Author | Artist | Polymath

Emma is a multidisciplinary artist who specialises in realist conte crayon drawings on gesso primed boards. Her work is often emotive and takes the viewer on a journey of her creating. Emma loves to meld drawing, painting, poetry, photography, digital art, singer songwriting, performance, etching, lino printing and crocheting.

A little
about Me

Art, much like life, is a journey. Both are intertwined and follow an ebb and flow. In the past, my arts practice has faced obsticals of domestic violence and various health conditions which have unavoidedly stymied my creative process and output.

Despite these challenges, I have continued to move forward and the pace grows as I reinvigorate the creative fire in my belly through new technologies.

Birthday

2 May 1982

@emmalestrangeart

Location

Brisbane, Australia

@ELeStrangeArt

Email

emma@emmalestrange.com

Facebook

Current Projects

Children's Storybook


Tea Parties and Pillows

A story that follows a girl whose mother suffers from chronic illness and they find meaningful ways to play despite the mother being bed bound.

NFT Collection

Within and Never Without

Releasing non-fungible tokens of my past artwork. The images will be enhanced through animation and audio.

High top sneakers with designs created using artifical intellegence. The shoes will be available as physical products and as NFTs.

My
education

Present

Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

2005

Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science - Chemistry Major

2001

South Bank Institute of TAFE
Diploma in Visual Arts

Exhibitions

2020 - Lost In Translation

Group Exhibition
Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre, Brisbane

Development of online gallery and personal participation in exhibition with one drawing.

2015 - Optical Awakening

Solo Exhibition
Juggler's Art Space, Brisbane

Multidisciplinary exhibition that combined drawing, etching on acrylic with LEDs, costumery, crochet of fiber optics, song writing and performance.

2015 - Black & White

Group Exhibition and Magazine Article
Pop-up exhibition, TBC Magazine Issue 6.0 Launch, Brisbane

Artwork featured in the TBC Magazine along side a poem and exhibited at a pop-up exhibition.

2014 - Never Without

Solo Exhibition
M16 Artspace Gallery, Canberra

A collection of drawings both new and from “Within” with spoken poetry.

2014 - Current

Group Exhibition
RAW at the Met, Brisbane

2013 - Within

Solo Exhibition
Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane

A collection of drawings with spoken poetry.

2013 - Give Love and Get Art

Group Exhibition
St. Rita's College, Brisbane

2012 - Give Love and Get Art

Group Exhibition
Lourdes Hill College, Brisbane

Awards

2016 - MELT Portrait Prize

Finalist
A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

2015 - Access Arts Award

Winner
$10,000 grant to create a children's storybook.

2015 - Brisbane Art Prize

Finalist
Life Art Worldwide Expo, Brisbane

2015 - Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing

Finalist
Jugglers' Art Space, Brisbane

2014 - Stanthorpe Art Fesitval

Finalist
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe

2013 - M16 Artspace Drawing Prize

Finalist
M16 Gallery, Canberra

Bibliography

Pain no barrier to book

by Jessica Haynes
Northside Chronicle, 14 October 2015

Deagon Artist Wins Award

Unknown Author
Bayside and Northern Suburbs STAR, 23 September 2015

Divide that line, divide

By Emma Le Strange
poem and artwork, To Be Continued Magazine, Issue 6.0, July 2015,

Emma Le Strange's first Exhibition 'Within'

By Sohpie Blackshaw
Creative Drinks, 7 November 2013, http://www.creativedrinks.com.au/emma-le-stranges-first-exhibition-within/