Emily Hawes is an artist-educator, currently teaching on BA (Hons) Fine Art at AUB.
Her multidisciplinary practice spans moving image, choreography and sculpture, and responds to untold, latent and speculative histories and relations that are entangled within landscapes, bodies, matter, ruins, relics and artefacts. Through fieldwork, archival investigations and interdisciplinary collaboration, she seeks to trace, reconfigure and complicate the narrative frameworks we use to understand the world around us. Her practice is informed by literature, ecological thinking and posthuman feminist theory, and is best characterised by the Italian word ‘intrecarre’ (meaning to entwine, weave or braid).
Emily graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art MFA programme in 2014 and studied BA Fine Art at Brighton University (2009-2012). She also completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Falmouth University (2008-2009). She has recently completed a PGCert in Creative Education at UCA (2021) and is a Fellow of Advance HE.
In her professional practice, Emily has worked with arts organisations such as Eastside Projects, Gasworks, DKUK and Art Licks. Her work has been exhibited and screened at MK Gallery, OUTPOST, Wysing Arts Centre, Modern Clay and Rivoli Due in Milan. Recently, Emily was commissioned by MK Arts for Health and The Old Waterworks to develop new site-specific work, and has received bursaries and project funding from Artists Newsletter, Arts Council England and Angus Council.
Emily Hawes currently works on the BA Fine Art course at AUB, supporting L4 students. Across 2021, she worked as a Visiting Lecturer at The Royal College of Art (PhD Visual Communication programme) and the Slade School of Fine Art (BA, MA, PhD).