Emma Bamblett is a Wemba Wemba woman from Echuca on the Murray River. Working primarily with acrylics, her practice draws on a rich history and language of symbols. Inspired by her Aunt, the painter Barbara Egan – Emma began her practice at age 12, working alongside Egan in her studio, watching and learning techniques and stories before eventually moving onto assisting in larger scale works.
Working in layers, Bamblett's own practice translates nature and stories into representation forms and developing detailed pieces which speak to our connections to country and to each other.
Working with Craft to translate her 2016 piece entitled Connection — this Artist series of pillow cases in printed and sewn entirely in Australia and comes in three colours.
Connection, explores the way we build relationships between one another and communicate our histories and experiences.
Craft Studio Projects
In 2015, Craft started a program working alongside some of Victoria’s leading Aboriginal Artists, exploring existing practice as well as instigating collaborative projects. Committed to sharing Victorian Aboriginal craft and highlighting the impressive tradition of skill and creativity that exists within the local Aboriginal community, we acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, the first people of the land on which we meet, showcase and celebrate craft.
Set of Two Pillowcases
Materials: Digital Print on Cotton, Sewn and Printed in Australia
Dimensions: 50cm x 75cm