2000 - 2002
Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd completed her Gertrude Contemporary Studio residency in 2002. Floyd’s work has most recently made use of texts of political dissidence and counter cultural alternative living. Ideas drawn from literary theory, permaculture, Rudolf Steiner, communalism and seminal feminist language inhabit her sculptural installations.
Recent Group exhibitions include In the Balance - Art for a Changing World at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010; and Contemporary Australia: Optimism, GOMA, Brisbane, 2009. Recent solo projects include The Cultural Studies Reader, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria 2010; and The Fertile Void, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2009.
Emily Floyd is represented in major collections Simmons and Simmons, London, The National Gallery of Victoria; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Floyd has also worked on significant urban public commissions including Public Art Strategy on Melbourne’s EastLink motorway. In 2006, the Emily Floyd multiple Important Emerging Artist was the 3rd Gertrude Edition.
Emily Floyd is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne and Sydney.
Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen