Emily Hunt (b. 1981, Sydney) works in printmaking (primarily etching), watercolour, collage and ceramics. She has a deep interest in the history and aesthetics of German Renaissance print-making, caricature and absurdist and satirical publications. The latter is a domain that has enabled her to combine all her interests.
Emily Hunt was a recipient of a 2015 Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for painting that will enable further study outside of Australia.
Hunt was selected for Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, her first major exhibition in a public institution. Curated by artist Mikala Dwyer, Hunt developed an ambitious new series of etchings, paintings and ceramics for Primavera.
Hunt completed her Master of Fine Arts (Print Media) at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in 2012. In 2011 she undertook an Erasmus Exchange Scholarship and studied ceramics at Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. In 2013, she undertook a mentorship at the Zentrum für Keramik (Center for Ceramics) in Berlin where she worked with ceramics master, Thomas Hirschler.
Solo exhibitions include Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence (2015) at The Commercial Gallery, Sydney; Soiled at The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2013/2014); The Meister of New Holland, Ratskeller Litchenberg, Berlin (2009) and One Hundred Years War at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (2007). In February 2013, Hunt was in a three-person, self-curated exhibition at Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney with Matthew Hopkins and Vicki Papageorgopoulos.
Group exhibitions include Mind the Gap, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney (2014), Sideshow, curated by Isobel Parker Phillip at UTS Gallery, The University of Technology Sydney, Sydney (2014), Face Off curated by Hunt at Wellington St Projects, Sydney (2013), Brown Matter at the Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney (2013), EVOLUTION at 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney (2013), Feminage – the logic of feminist collage curated by Jo Holder at Cross Art Projects, Sydney (2012), Underseeboot at the Phillip Geist Project Space, Berlin (2009), OBLIVION PAVILION curated by Amanda Rowell at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (2008).
Between 2006 and 2009, Hunt produced a collaborative satirical journal with fellow artist, Raquel Welch (Caballero) called DUKE Magazine. Five issues of DUKE were published (2000 copies each). It employed absurdist visual and written material and abused 1970s and 1980s kitsch sources. DUKE was a spoof on traditional and current magazines. It made a significant cultural impact in Sydney during the years of its activity.