EMILY HUNT
  • » 01/05/2017:  Chapters on Agatha Gothe-Snape, Emily Hunt, Andrew Liversidge and Mary Teague are included in the new Thames & Hudson publication, Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art, written by Melissa Loughnan.
  • » 06/12/2016:  Emily Hunt, Clare Milledge, Archie Moore and Robert Pulie have work in the group show, Mnemonic Mirror, curated by Gary Carsley and Kylie Banyard, at Griffith University Art Museum. Exhibition dates 08/12/16 - 11/03/17.
  • » 21/11/2016:  Big congratulations to Emily Hunt for being awarded a nine month residency at the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral in Bad Ems, Germany (between Cologne and Frankfurt). The Schloss Balmoral fellowship comes with a generous stipend as part of a program by the institution of the Foundation for Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate to support international visual artists in one nominated artistic genre or one theme each year to enable deeper mutual creative cross-fertilisation among the resident artists. The 2017 intake commences in June and will focus on ceramics.
  • » 03/10/2016:  Emily Hunt and Clare Milledge have been shortlisted for the 2016 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney. Both artists have produced new bodies of work that will be exhibited as part of the scholarship exhibition at SCA Galleries until 1 November. The winner of the $ 28,000 award will be announced at the opening of the exhibition, Wednesday 05/10/16, 6-8pm.
  • » 11/05/2016:  Emily Hunt is exhibiting in the group exhibition, OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN, curated by Glenn Barkley at Manly Art Gallery & Museum. The exhibition is presented jointly with the Australian Ceramics Association. Opening Friday 13/05/16. Exhibition continues until 26/06/16.
  • » 06/05/2016:  Emily Hunt, Clare Milledge, Archie Moore and Robert Pulie have works in the group exhibition, Mnemonic Mirror, curated by Gary Carsley and Kylie Banyard, at UTS Gallery. The exhibition continues until 01/07/16 before travelling to Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, later in the year.
  • » 21/02/2016:  Big Ego Books, the brainchild of collaborators Emily Hunt and Raquel Caballero, has found a bricks and mortar home at Alaska Projects in the Kings Cross carpark. "Big Ego Books arose from the desire to bring together a library of great artists and writers whose original, inspiring and sometimes maniacal work resides on the fringes of popular culture. A passion project for Sydney-based collaborators Raquel Caballero and Emily Hunt, Big Ego Books is a personally sourced and curated online collection of fascinating, hard-to-find, and frequently unusual titles that reflect the singular tastes and preoccupations of its creators." The launch of Big Ego Books at Alaska Projects is Wednesday 24/02/16, 6-8pm at Kings Cross Carpark, Level 2, 9a Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay. Ongoing opening hours Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm.
  • » 09/11/2015:  Emily Hunt has been shortlisted for the National Self Portrait Prize at the UQ Art Museum in Brisbane. The $ 50,000.00 biennial by invitation only prize is this year curated by Michael Desmond and will be opened and judged by Jason Smith, Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Thirty artists are shortlisted for the prize, including Fiona Foley, Julie Gough, John Nixon, Patricia Piccinini, Andrew Sayers and Philip Wolfhagen. Announced Friday 13/11/15, 6:15pm. Exhibition dates: 14/11/15 – 13/03/16
  • » 25/08/2015:  The Commercial is exhibiting for the second consecutive year at the biennial Sydney Contemporary art fair, 10/09/15-13/09/15, at Carriageworks. It will present a group exhibition in the Current Contemporary section - Booth A01 - with all new works by Mitch Cairns, Diena Georgetti, Emily Hunt, Narelle Jubelin, Clare Milledge, Lillian O'Neil and Robert Pulie. In addition to the gallery's stand, Stephen Ralph has been selected for the Installation Contemporary section, curated by The Curators' Department (Glenn Barkley, Ivan Muñiz Reed and Holly Williams). A large group of Ralph's cast concrete sculptures will be exhibited. Information about fair opening hours and tickets for opening night is available on the Sydney Contemporary website.
  • » 20/07/2015:  Congratulations to Emily Hunt for being shortlisted for the 2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) at Artspace Sydney. Valued at $ 30,000.00, "The NSW Visual Arts Fellowship is Artspace’s key exhibition for profiling the dynamism and breadth of emerging contemporary artistic practice in NSW." Finalists will present work in the exhibition, and the winner announced on Thursday 12/11/15.
  • » 22/06/2015:  Works by Mitch Cairns, Gunter Christmann, Emily Hunt, Clare Milledge, Michael Riley and Mary Teague are included in the group exhibition, Writing Art, curated by Scott Donovan, at Artspace, Sydney. "Writing Art illustrates how the use of text has evolved into an integral and multifaceted aspect of contemporary art. The use of text may be fundamentally material, focusing on the resonant connotations of words. It may be punning and self-referential. It may be spatial and constructive. It may draw close to poetry while maintaining a strong visual identity. It may be documentarian, or mockingly so, where text is suggested as part of a narrative, or fictional, archive. Ultimately, it is the sheer mutability of the textual within the context of the visual arts that allows it to keep speaking, amongst works and to an ever-growing audience receptive to the form." Opening Thursday 25/06/15, 6-8pm. Exhibition continues until 16/07/15.
  • » 24/04/2015:  The gallery is open ANZAC Day, Saturday 25/04/15, 11am-6pm. It is the final day of the Michael Snape exhibition at 146 Abercrombie Street. Emily Hunt's exhibition, Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, has been extended one week until 02/05/15.
  • » 31/03/2015:  Review of Emily Hunt's solo exhibition at The Commercial, Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, written by Sharne Wolfe on The Art Life.
  • » 30/03/2015:  The Commercial will be closed for the Easter break, Friday 03/04/15 - Tuesday 07/04/15 inclusive.
  • » 25/03/2015:  Emily Hunt is presenting a talk about her current exhibition, Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, at The Commercial on Saturday 28/03/15, 4pm.
  • » 11/03/2015:  The Commercial is excited to announce that Emily Hunt is the recipient of a 2015 Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for painting. She will use the scholarship to pursue her interests in decorative painting on ceramics in Belgium. She intends to undertake a rigorous six-month painting program at the Van der Kelen Logelain School for decorative painting in Brussels.
  • » 26/01/2015:  Emily Hunt co-dictates with former Duke Magazine collaborator, Raquel Caballero, TV Tunes Dance Off at the MCA Art Bar, bringing judges Frances Barrett, David Capra and Isobel Parker Philip into the fray. Friday 30/01/15. Tickets at www.mca.com.au
  • » 19/10/2014:  Emily Hunt is exhibiting in the group exhibition, 'Sideshow', at UTS Art gallery, Sydney. Curated by Isobel Parker Philip, the exhibition "adopts the spatial logic of the circus sideshow as an allegorical blueprint for exhibition display." It includes work by: Pat Brassington, David Capra, Christopher Day, Charles Dennington, Heath Franco, Andrew Hazewinkel, Matthew Hopkins, Emily Hunt, Anna John, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Polixeni Papapetrou, Sarah Parker and Tom Polo. Opening Tuesday 28/10/14, 6-8pm, exhibition: 28/10/14 - 28/11/14.
  • » 15/10/2014:  Emily Hunt's works in Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists are now on The Commercial website. The exhibition, curated by Mikala Dwyer, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia continues until 30/11/14.
  • » 28/09/2014:  James Valentine does short interviews with Primavera 2014 artists on ABC Television's The Mix 27/09/14. Now on ABC iview. Hossein Ghaemi "the works start talking to each other, they breathe on each other" (3:25 - 3:48) and Emily Hunt "a refined brokenness" (23:11 - 24:25).
  • » 26/09/2014:  Review of Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Musuem of Contemporary Art Australia by Stella Rosa McDonald on The Artlife.
  • » 25/09/2014:  Hossein Ghaemi and Emily Hunt, along with fellow Primavera 2014 artists, Ben Denham, Nick Dorey and Marian Tubbs, are giving artist talks at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia tonight, 6-7pm.
  • » 24/09/2014:  It is a pleasure to announce that Emily Hunt's work Dread Head June has been acquired by Artbank.
  • » 23/07/2014:  An interview with Mikala Dwyer, curator of this year's Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Austraila, has been published by Broadsheet. Primavera opens September 23 and includes Emily Hunt and Hossein Ghaemi, whose solo exhibition, WIDE BLUE YONDER AND THE ALMIGHTY HOOF (a painting show!), opens this Friday night at The Commercial.
  • » 27/06/2014:  Emily Hunt has been shortlisted for the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship and will be exhibiting work toward the Scholarship at Sydney College of the Arts Galleries. The FLMATS provides financial assistance to a recent SCA graduate to further their visual arts practice and professional development in an international environment. The scholarship offers $28,000 and is awarded on the basis of an application and visual assessment by a panel of judges. The winner will be announced at SCA Galleries on Wednesday 10/07/14 at 6pm, exhibition dates 10/07/14 - 23/07/14.
  • » 20/06/2014:  The Commercial is excited in anticipation of its first presentation at Melbourne Art Fair in the Royal Exhibition Building from 13/08/14 - 17/08/14. Presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation, Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s longest running contemporary art events. For 25 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists. The Commercial will present a group exhibition in the MAF Galleries sector. Collector's passes and tickets to the opening night Vernissage on Wednesday 13 August, 6-10pm are available on the Melbourne Art Fair website.
  • » 29/05/2014:  Hossein Ghaemi and Emily Hunt have been selected for the annual Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This year's Primavera has been curated by artist Mikala Dwyer. Of the thirteen artists she has selected for Primavera, Dwyer has said, "When I think through the work of the artists I’ve selected for Primavera, all sorts of ideas, interests and associations pop up, including Surrealism, robotics, queer fertility, ritual, time, witchcraft, science, alchemy, dreaming and telepathy." Primavera is both Ghaemi and Hunt's first major presentation of work in a public institution. Both artists are creating new work for the exhibition. dates: 23/09/14 - 30/11/14.
  • » 14/01/2014:  During the last week of her solo show, Soiled, at The Commercial, Emily Hunt has work in a group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Reidy called Contemporary Fiction at the new artist-run-space called Breezeblock, Sydney. "Ron Adams, Lucas Davidson, Emily Hunt, Tom Polo & Giselle Stanborough conceptualize covers for fiction books that have resonated in their practice or life." Hunt tackles a novel called The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick. "In the future, humans have started to colonise the moons, and Mars, but life is super depressing, so people chew a lichen to have a complete out of body/reality experience. opening 16/01/14, 6-8pm. Exhibition dates: 17/01 – 09/02/14.
  • » 24/12/2013:  On the last day of her solo exhibition, Soiled, Emily Hunt will be giving a floor talk in the gallery. 4pm Saturday 18/01/14.
  • » 21/12/2013:  A number of previews and reviews of Emily Hunt's exhibition, Soiled, have been published online: Sammy Preston on broadsheet.com.au, Rebecca Gallo on ravencontemporary.com.au, Tracey Clement on artguide.com.au, Bethany Small on thethousands.com.au.
  • » 08/02/2013:  Emily Hunt is exhibiting in a three-person exhibition with Matthew P Hopkins and Vicki Papageorgopoulous at Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney. The exhibition, Two Dollar Pareidolia, is a collaborative installation where the phenomenon of pareidolia (the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features) is explored through a range of absurdist forms. As a psychological phenomenon, pareidolia transfers randomness into something we want to see and, largely associated with divine and religious imagery, is often a result of what we want to believe. This human desire to read something meaningful into inanimate objects is challenged by the artists through a grotesque compulsion to put a face on everything. Two Dollar Pareidolia opens Thursday 14/02/13, 6-8pm and continues until 04/03/13. Tin Sheds Gallery 148 City Road Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney
  • » 10/01/2013:  Emily Hunt is undertaking a residency from July - September 2013 at the Zentrum für Keramik (Center for Ceramics) in Berlin where she will work with ceramics master, Thomas Hirschler. The Berlin residency builds upon her 2011 exchange scholarship working in ceramics at Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst in Ghent.
  • » 02/08/2012:  Emily Hunt has been included in the group exhibition, Feminage - the logic of feminist collage, at Cross Art, Sydney, curated by Jo Holder with assistant curator Sofia Freeman. Feminage frames collage as one aspect of the diverse legacy of feminist art practice. Hunt has produced two collaged watercolour portraits for the exhibition: Germaine Greer and Richard Neville. Artists in the exhibition include: Karla Dickens, Elizabeth Gower, Emily Hunt, Mehwish Iqbal, Deborah Kelly, Fiona MacDonald, Paula do Prado, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Sally Smart, Tai Snaith, Nancy Spero, Jemima Wyman. Exhibition dates: 02/08/12 - 15/09/12.