Article published in Escape Art Magazine

Pleased to announce that I am featured in Escape Art Magazine’s latest online publication (Issue 3), “What Does it Mean to Be Free”. On pages 8 to 19, I discuss material choices, my conceptual approaches (with spotlights on a few pieces in particular) and muse over the idea of freedom, something I feel is incredibly apt given the current lockdown situation we find ourselves in.

WordPower: Language as Medium Out Now!

Had some brilliant news! WordPower: Language as Medium has been published and is available to purchase online via the publishers Library X or Amazon. This two-part publication explores works by a selection of 100 contemporary artists who implement the direct use of language and the written word in their processes (myself included).

The book reflects on the shift from the representative to simplified modes of visual communication and the practices featured range from the socially engaged, participatory approaches to the sculptural, conceptual, performative and new media formats.


Featured in Manchester Confidential article on Manchester artists

Really honoured to have been featured in Vicky Smith’s Manchester Confidential article “10 more Manchester artists you need to know about“. She writes:

” If you can say one thing about Emma Lloyd, it’s that she has patience. While the Kent native/adoptive Mancunian works in other materials, it’s perhaps her exquisite paperwork sculptures that she’s best known for. Pages are transformed into ammonites, cell structures and even people under the blade of her scalpel – making tangible the idea of books as otherworldly portals.”

My work appears alongside that of Kate Kelly, Tim Garner, Baiba Auria, Chris Cyprus, Andrew Brooks, Hilary Jack, Len Grant, Gina Kirby and Akinyemi Oludele.

Manchester Confidential: Things to do in February

Really lovely to see my show featured in Manchester Confidential’s “Things to do in February” article. They write:

“Emma Lloyd is best known for transforming familiar objects – particularly books – into breathtaking paper sculptures, but this exhibition sees the talented local artist explore printmaking and other mediums besides with her trademark intricacy. We suggest making an afternoon of it and exploring the gorgeous Salford Museum and Peel Park while you’re there.”

Many thanks for the feature Manchester Confidential!


Article in Bees Blogs

A huge thank you goes out to Brian Wild of Bees Blogs for featuring my new solo show “Beyond the Linear” in his blog. He writes:

“Emma Lloyd is a Manchester based contemporary artist working mainly in text. Emma has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently in ‘Art of the Book’ and ‘Summer Salon’ at Seager Gray Gallery in California , ‘The World of Paper Products’ Hanok Village, Jeonju South Korea which featured art in paper from a global list of artists, as well as Belgium and South Africa.

I first came across Emma’s work at Saul Hay Gallery’s exhibition ‘Material Matters‘ in August 2017 and was astounded by the intricacy and attention to detail which formed her work. Her pieces are beautifully constructed textual sculptural artworks, which grabbed the attention of, and delighted, visitors to the exhibition.

For this latest exhibition at Salford Museum and Art Gallery will again be exploring language, visual puzzles and cognitive properties. I’m looking forward to seeing this latest offering from Emma and would recommend you put a date in your diary.”

Art Across – In Conversation at Material Matters

The video taken at Saul Hay Gallery during the “In Conversation” event is now available online! Featuring (from left to right): Susan Gunn, Rachel Grimshaw, myself, Sara Riccardi, Jane Fairhurst, Tracey Eastham and Diana Terry.

All footage was shot by Michela Riccardi of Art Across.


Bees Blogs on Material Matters at Saul Hay Gallery

Brian Wild of Manchester based Bees Blogs has written a lovely piece covering the latest show at Saul Hay Gallery (Material Matters). It is open until 17th September with a talk planned on the 15th which will be hosted by art historian Sara Riccardi.

Featured in Square Cylinder, California

Lovely article for Square Cylinder by David M. Roth regarding the twelfth annual Art of the Book show at Seager Gray (running until 31st May). This piece discusses my work along with the art of Valérie Buess, Andrew Hayes,Tony Dagradi, Mary Ellen Bartley and Foolscap Press.


Art of the Book at Seager Gray, California

Thrilled to announce that I will be taking part in the twelfth edition of “Art of the Book” at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, California. Running from 2nd May until 31st May, the show will also include works from Jody Alexander, Islam Aly, Mary Ellen Bartley, Mary V. Marsh & Tony Bellaver, Kim Henigman Bruce, Valérie Buess, Tony Dagradi, Lawrence Foolscap Press, Casey Gardner, Ximena Perez Grobet, Andrew Hayes, Charles Hobson, Lisa Kokin, Emily Payne, Susan Porteous, Steph Rue, Catherine E. Skinner, Mike Stilkey, Vita Wells, Barbara Wildenboer and Nanette Wylde. Copies of the exhibition brochure are available now through Seager Gray Gallery and can be viewed on web publishing site Issuu.