2016 AiR Emma Lashmar is a visual artist working with raw animal fiber and glass to explore the ethics of care and intimacy, and the resonance of these fundamental relations on selfhood.
Having completed an Honours degree in Fine Art (Glass) at Monash University, Melbourne in 2009, Emma created vast installation works incorporating blown glass components into tensioned, suspended fields of connected elements, often with an integrated system at play articulating an aspect of sensory subjectivity such as light, sound or vibration. The artist has since been actively exhibiting in solo and group shows in public and commercial galleries and artist-run spaces in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin and Buenos Aires; has produced bespoke lighting commissions for Australian fine dining restaurants Vue de Monde and Penfolds Magill Estate; had work purchased for private collections; and travelled overseas with the assistance of a Freedman Foundation Scholarship in 2012 to undertake extensive research, studio residencies and technical workshops in Argentina, Germany and Scotland.
Following a hiatus to have her children, Emma returned to practice in her hometown of Perth, and has since engaged in studio residencies at Paper Mountain ARI, Vancouver Arts Centre Albany, PICA and of course ArtsHouse!
In her time as AiR at ArtsHouse, Emma mentored students, taught basketweaving workshops, hosted open studio sessions, presented artist talks, and helped put together our hugely successful inaugral house warming exhibition.
Since 2016 she has continued to be involved in delivering the ArtsHouse project from behind the scenes, in roles including liasing with the ACG, administration, marketing and event coordination.
For more please see the artist’s website @ www.emmalashmar.com