Artist Talk: Emma Critchley (Watermark)
February 21 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Our second artist talk this term, organized in collaboration with Meadow Arts to coincide with their Watermark exhibition, will be by Emma Critchley.
The talk will take place in The Studio at The Hive library (Sawmill Close, The Butts, Worcester WR1 3PD) between 5 and 6.30 pm. The talk is free, in-person and will be streamed online. To book your place and receive a link for the live-stream please go here.
Emma is an artist who uses a combination of photography, film, sound and installation to continually explore the human relationship with the underwater environment as a political, philosophical and environmental space. She is Royal College of Art alumni and has developed works funded by organisations including The National Media Museum, Arts Council England, British Council, Singapore International Foundation, British Academy and the European Regional Development Fund.
In 2019 she completed a short film funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation called ‘Common Heritage’, about the imminent threat of deep-sea mining for rare earth minerals. For this she worked with experts in deep sea ecology and law at the National Oceanography Centre and Universities of Plymouth & Southampton.
In 2019, Emma was the winner of the EARTH WATER SKY residency programme with Science Gallery Venice, where she has been working with the Ice Memory Project. The resulting film installation launched in the official Italian pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 and went on to be exhibited in partnership with Science Gallery Venice in September.