Lovely to have been invited again to deliver a remote talk on my practice to first year students at the University of Huddersfield. Thoroughly enjoyed discussing my working methods, motivations and all things text with these budding artists and pondering over the questions they had for me!
Today’s the day! If you fancy escaping the monotony of lockdown restrictions with some creative action, then head over to Threshold’s site over the next couple of days for music, art and performances! It may be distanced but the festival vibe is still very much alive… Catch you there!
Sadly with Covid restrictions still in place, Threshold X (the tenth and final instalment of Threshold Festival) will be another socially distanced / online event. This means the organisers have had to think of an alternative way to share the visual art and performances that had been planned.
I am delighted to reveal that you can tune in, enjoy festival happenings online and explore the rather fancy virtual art gallery from the 9th April until 10th of April by clicking the link provided here!
Honoured to have been asked to give a talk to students at Huddersfield university about my practice and passion for all things text. It was interesting to hear about their projects and share a glimpse of how I plan and produce work in return. Many thanks to Dr Simon Woolham for inviting me along to deliver the lecture via Zoom!
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.
Threshold Festival has gone virtual for the weekend!
In light of having to postpone the live event until further notice, they will be hosting an e-festival instead which can be viewed on their site. To see the online display of all involved artist’s works, click here. You can see the dedicated gallery to my piece here too. Fingers crossed that it won’t be too long before we can show in real life again.
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.”
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!
“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.”
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.