Emma Lashmar (WA)
Artist in Residence | 5 September - 22 October
Emma Lashmar works primarily with the medium of molten glass, crafting blown transparent objects and combining multiples into scenarios with other media, including sounds, lighting and mechanical systems, to produce room-sized immersive sculptural installations.
While at PICA Emma will use felt bring to life a theatrical dreamscape depiction of an actual location etched in her memory. This immersive installation will consist of a cavernous subterranean garden of columns, formed of dark felted fleece, coiled from the ceiling down to your belly. Here, a glass orb holds water and you glimpse plant life illuminated inside. Lights flicker and dim as you approach, regarding your proximity warily.
5 September – 22 October
Emma Lashmar is an Australian visual artist with a passion for immersive installation works, recently returned to her hometown of Perth after a decade based interstate and abroad. Following the completion of an Honours degree in Fine Art (Glass) at Monash University, Melbourne in 2009, Emma has incorporated crafted glass components into tensioned or suspended fields of elements, often with an integrated system at play articulating an aspect of sensory subjectivity. The artist has since been actively exhibiting in solo and group shows in public and commercial galleries and artist-run spaces in Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin and Buenos Aires; has produced bespoke lighting commissions for Australian fine dining restaurants Vue de Monde and Penfolds Magill Estate; had work purchased for private collections; and travelled overseas with the assistance of a Freedman Foundation Scholarship in 2012 to undertake extensive research, studio residencies and technical workshops in Argentina, Germany and Scotland.