Emily Archer, Artist
Emily is currently practising as a visual artist and art facilitator in Dublin. Her work is in public collections including the Office of Public Works and Lloyds TSB. She studied Fine Art in the National College of Art & Design, specialising in printmaking.
Emily uses a variety of reclaimed and recycled materials to convey a message of change and regeneration. She also works in drawing, installation and moving images. Current projects include 'Shoal', a large-scale installation in The Ark of a shoal of fish made from tin cans to highlight the problem of overfishing. Her most recent solo show 'The Ouroborus Experiment' in Barcelona was the result of a residency with Homesession Studio. At home, as artist in residence at Waterford Healing Arts Trust, she delivered The Post Room Project - a collaborative community project with the staff and patients of Waterford Regional Hospital.
Emily has lived in Kenya which influences the imagery in her work: often animals or objects symbolise a human experience. She lived in Italy in 2008 where she studied Anatomical Drawing under Lolli Alberto in The Academia di Belle Arti, Bologna. Her Moving Drawings (animated pieces) in which information is reclaimed and reinvented from memory, have been exhibited in the 2010 Cross-talk video festival in Budapest and at Projected Weekends at the Digital Hub. In 2011 she was commissioned by the Open Window Project for St Raphaels Hospital, Celbridge, to create an animated piece for permanent display in an area of the hospital for patients with autism.