Artist talk with Sara Riccardi at Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Thoroughly enjoyed guiding the public through my solo show “Beyond the Linear” with the brilliant art historian Sara Riccardi of Art Across the other evening. It was wonderful to see everyone engaging with my practice and making connections between the variety of processes I use.

For this event, Sara and I decided to approach the talk in a slightly unusual way. The audience were called upon to determine points of focus through vigorous discussion. This informed the path we took around the exhibition and as a result the talk could have taken several different routes; it all depended on the audience’s perceptions of the work on display. This format was conceived by observing my practice as a whole; responding to my processes, identifying interwoven concepts and exploring my working methods.

Thank you very much to Sara for her fascinating historical insights and Steven Heaton for documenting the event (all photos appear courtesy of him).

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!

 

Coming soon… Beyond the Linear – Artist Talk with Sara Riccardi

Not long until the talk for my solo show (due to take place at Salford Museum and Art Gallery on the 20th February, 6.30-7.45pm to coincide with my show “Beyond the Linear”). This will be a talk with a difference!

Developed in collaboration with Sara Riccardi of Art Across, prepare yourself for a guided, interactive experience lead entirely by your engagement with the works on display. We look forward to welcoming you there!

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.”

Private view for my solo show “Beyond the Linear” at Salford Art Gallery

The time is almost upon us! I will be hosting a private view for my solo show “Beyond the Linear” on 12th December (from 5:30pm until 7:45pm). The event is free to attend and will include a unique musical intervention from live musicians as well as a sound collaboration with Luke Hodgkinson. All are welcome to attend and tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Hope to see you there!

 

Show information:

As beings we take comfort from structure and the organisation of ideas. Nowhere is this more evident than in our methods of communication.

Text is the visualisation of language; the simplification of meaning. Superficially ordered to the eye, complexities manifest once we begin to process. What is the context? What is its intention?

“Beyond the Linear” exposes subtleties in our exchanges and probes the nature of communication itself. Exploring the cognitive properties of sight through a series of visual puzzles; Lloyd identifies the shift between looking and reading. Content and form merge to complicate and acknowledge language’s accessibility.

The diverse range of media on offer invites the viewer to explore the connotations of materials and their ability to shape narrative. Lloyd believes matter to be integral to artistic process since it has the capacity to connect with prior experiences. Such triggers are considered when she examines the impact of the contemporary digital landscape and its effect on us as tactile beings.

In an age of marked polarisation and renewed discourse regarding the nature of content and dialogue’s authenticity, Lloyd believes it crucial to investigate the fundamentals of communication. Through this we gain a deeper, more critical insight into how our understanding is shaped and disseminated.

Upcoming Solo Show: Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Not long until “Beyond the Linear” at Salford Museum and Art Gallery (running from Saturday, 8th December 2018 to Sunday, 28th April 2019). Lots of exciting things planned for my first big solo… I can’t wait to bring it all together! For more information please watch this space, connect with me on social media or visit their site. 

The Manchester Contemporary VIP Collector’s Tour, ArtWork Atelier, Salford

Following an exceedingly busy few weeks, I have finally managed to move into my new, larger studio space with fellow artist Nick Sykes at ArtWork Atelier (just in time for the VIP Collector’s tour as part of the Manchester Contemporary festival)! Opening this evening only (from 6-8pm), collectors will have the opportunity to view the studios and speak to a variety of artists about their work.

Ideas4Ordsall – “How the Art World Works: Solo Exhibitions in Public Art Galleries”

I’m pleased to announce that the short film I took part in has been uploaded to YouTube and is ready for viewing. The film was created as part of the Ideas4Ordsall project and focuses on solo exhibitions in public art galleries.

Featuring the Exhibitions Coordinator from Salford Art Gallery and two other artists (David Lowther and Claire Hignett). Directed by Cheryl Twomey. Produced by Jessica Symons.

The film is supported by University of Salford and AHRC Connected Communities.