Audrey Emery is a visual artist working in printmaking, painting, drawing, photography and paper cutting. Audrey's work focuses on the relationship between nature, art and life. Her current research focus is on light in nature and its effect on human consciousness, in particular how light inspires people with a sense of hope and interconnectedness. Audrey graduated with Honours from the Bachelor of Visual Arts Program at University of South Australia in 2014. The research that underpins Audrey's arts practice is situated within the framework of contemporary art, the sublime and mindfulness. Her research examines through the activity of art making the potentially transformative relationship between mindfulness practice and the creative process. A key focus for Audrey's work with young people is to bring art into their lives so that they can experience the benefits of creativity.
Audrey has exhibited in the Adelaide area for more than thirty years in group and solo exhibitions including seven solo exhibitions at Pepper Street Arts Centre, as well as exhibiting at Royal Arts Society, Nexus, Espionage Gallery, Urban Cow Studio, The Women's and Children's Hospital and in a variety of SALA art projects.
For more than thirty years Audrey has worked as a community artist with young people in a variety of schools around the Adelaide metropolitan areas and in rural schools. Major art projects she has undertaken include at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Carrick Hill and various local councils and artist in residence programs, including Come Out, Fringe and SALA.
Since 2014 Audrey has worked as an independent artist-scholar, presenting her research at academic conferences nationally and internationally. She has a thirst for the adventure of travelling and building creative partnerships within the community.