Emma Christina Lucia Rochester PhD

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C U R R I C U L U M | V I T A E:

 

 

E D U C A T I O N:

 

Doctor of Fine Art (PhD), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2013-2017.

 

First Class Honours in Fine Art (Media Arts) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, 2008-2009

 

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Southern Cross University Lismore, Australia, 2006-2007

 

 

A W A R D S | H O N O U R S | R E S I D E N C I E S:

 

Artist in Residence (AIR), Britta Fluevog AIR, Brunswick, Germany, May and June, 2018

 

Award, Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (covering education, living, travel, and material expenses associated with my PhD project The Embodied Artefact: A Nomadic Approach to Gendered Sites of Reverence through an Interdisciplinary Art Practice), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, August 2013 to February 2017

 

Artist in Residence (AIR), Ateliers Four Winds, Provence, France, June to December 2016

 

AIR, Feminist Art Conference (FAC) at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada, May 2016

 

Writer in Residence, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada, April 2016

 

AIR, Leighton Artists' Colony, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, February, and March 2016

 

AIR, BAIR, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, November and December 2015

 

AIR, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos Island, Greece, October 2015

 

Research Trip, Witnessing the Barren Places: Island of the Women and the Forgotten Crevices of the Isle of Iona, Iona, Scotland, July to September 2015

 

AIR, Ateliers Four Winds, Provence, France, July 2015

 

Research Trip, Searching for Aphrodite in the Hidden Places, Cragged Rocks and Womb Like Seas, Molyvos, Greece, June 2015 

 

Research Trip, In Search of the Orkney Venus, Orkney Isles, Scotland, UK May 2015

 

AIR, JIWAR, Barcelona, Spain, January 2015

 

AIR, Cultural Heritage and Art Conservation New Skills Residency, Athens, Greece, October to November 2014 and December 2016

 

Grant and AIR, CRANE Arts and Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, July to September 2014

 

Grant and AIR, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia, March and April 2013

 

Grant and AIR, Boranga Writers Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia, February 2013

 

Studio Artist, Crate 59, Cairns, Australia, December 2012, and January 2013

 

Commission, Seed Pod Chandelier, The Clever Duck, Cairns, Australia, November 2012

 

AIR, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanical Gardens, Cairns, Australia, November 2012

 

AIR, E3 Artspace, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia, June 2012

 

Grant, Public Art Program Funding, City of Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2012

 

Grant and AIR, Kings Bridge Cottage, Cataract Gorge, National Parks and Wildlife, Launceston, Australia, February to March 2012

 

AIR, Ateliers Four Winds, Provence, France, August 2012

 

Grant, Art Start Grant, Australia Council, Australia, 2011

 

AIR, A.I.R Vallauris, Vallauris, France, November and December, 2011

 

AIR, CAMAC Centre D'Arte (UNESCO), Marnay sur Seine, France, August, 2011

 

AIR, Cyprus College of Art, Larnaca, Cyprus, May to July, 2011

 

AIR Waterfront City Marina, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia, November and December 2010

 

Grant, City of Melbourne Art and Culture Fund, Docklands Art Grant, Australia, November and December, 2010

 

Award, Australian Teachers of Media Finalist (ATOM), Melbourne, Australia, December, 2010

 

Award, Vice Chancellors Award (graduated in the top 2% of all outgoing students across all University departments and disciplines), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia, December 2010

 

Grant, Student Development Grant, RMIT, Australia, 2010

 

Studio AIR, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Australia, May and June 2009

 

Award, Golden Key International Honours Society for Academic Excellence in Fine Arts, 2009

 

Cairo at Night, selected for international distribution via DVD on a documentary titled, The Centenary of Manifesto Futuro Sound Art, 2009

 

Studio Artist, Medium Art Space, Melbourne Australia, January to June 2009

 

 

 

S O L O | E X H I B I T I O N | P E R F O R M A N C E S:

 

In Her Hands: Longing to Feel, PhD exhibition, POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art Galleries, Brisbane, Australia, 2017

 

Encircling the Body, Performance, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada, 2016

 

Sentiments of Infinity with Maria Rodrik, Moving Image Installation for Maria Rodrik’s performance, Rolston Recital Hall, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, 2016

 

Edge of The Pink (in collaboration) with Britta Fluvog, Project Space, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, 2015

 

Each Time the Circle Turns it is not the Same: Women’s Body and the Sense of the Sacred Throughout History, Performance, The Telus Studio, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, 2015

 

Riding the Pink Cosmos, Performance of 2.5 hours, Skopelos Island, Greece, 2015

 

Leaning into the Earth, Crane Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, 2014

 

Touching the Earth, Crane Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, 2014

 

Are We Out of the Woods? POP Gallery @AFG, Queensland College of Art Galleries, Brisbane, Australia, 2014

 

Amulets of a Golden Muse, Sawtooth Ari, Launceston, Australia, 2013

 

Sitting Circle of Stone & Wood (in collaboration with Melanie Evans), Ephemeral Permanent Installation, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2013

 

Sitting Circle of Stone 7 Wood, Performance within ephemeral permanent installation, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2013

 

Flowers as Pathways; Flora as Traces (in collaboration with Cynthia O’Brien, Lynne Flemons, Maria Luisa Borras), Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanical Gardens, Cairns, Australia, 2012

 

Femmes (in collaboration with Cynthia O’Brien) Blink Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, 2012

 

Fragments of a Circular Dwelling (documented by Daniel O’Brien), Ephemeral Permanent Installation, Arcadia Station, Birrego district, west of Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2012 onwards

 

Longing Place of Soft Water, E3 Artspace, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia, 2012

 

Weaving the River’s Edge, Performance hosted by Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery and Wagga Wagga City Council, Wagga Wagga Beach, Murrumbidgee River, Australia, 2012

 

Tracing the River's Edge - A Public Art Advisory Panel Funded Project for the City of Wagga Wagga, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia, 2012

 

She Waits Amongst the Allocasuarina... Kings Bridge Cottage Garden, Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Australia, 2012

 

As She Waits She Prepares (I Prepare for You My Love: Fleshing Out the Nature of Sacred Union), Performance with collected feathers, flora, and wedding textiles, Kings Bridge Cottage Garden,Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Australia, 2012

 

Venus with Her Life Interrupted (with sound collaboration with Sarah Wilmot), Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, Australia, 2012

 

Visceral Beating Drum-Beat of Aphrodite’s Breath Upon the Wind, Performance with Ma Gaia Drummers of Cyprus, Kouklia, Greece, 2011

 

What is Courtly Love but a Lock of Hair…. How Should I Show Thee Maiden Mother of My Heart, Performance Negev Desert, Israel, 2011

 

Walking the Path of Thorns, Sweat, Blood and the Olive Branch; Is the Feminine Stll here? Walking Art Performance via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel, 2011

 

Floating in Place… 1, 2,3,4, Series of four individuated performances, Waterfront City Marina, The Docklands, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

 

Geometry Project (in collaboration with Netzer Alima), Melbourne Velodrome, Darebin International Sports Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

 

Sitting Above the Road, Performance with Trucking Company Dasta and Sons, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Sometimes You Just Don’t Know, Performance, Elwood, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Map Walker, White Elephant Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Tracking the Line, RMIT Foyer, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Pilgrimage to the Place Where the Four Winds Meet, Walking art performance, 24 days in The Simpson Desert, NT, Australia, 2010

 

Sometimes a Glass Cube is Like a Garden, Cube 37, Frankston Art Centre, Frankston, Australia, 2009

 

Sometimes I Call for a Return to Colour (Colour Line), Cube 37, Frankston Art Centre, Frankston, Australia, 2009

 

To Cross the Salt Lake and the Line (in collaboration with Peter Long), Regional Victoria various locations, Australia, 2009

 

The Exiled Body, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

 

Exiling the Body, Performance, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

 

Mesmerised, Loop Bar, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2009

 

Transient Static, Medium Arts Space, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

 

Re-Imagining Place, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Australia, 2009

 

 

 

G R O U P | E X H I B I T I O N | P E R F O R M A N C E | I N |

G R O U P | S H O W:

 

FAC Open Studios, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Canada, 2016

 

BAIR Open Studios, Glyde Hall, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, 2015

 

Forever Now, launched at Mona Foma, Hobart with travelling lecture series my aural artefact was shortlisted for this project and was presented and discussed at various venues including Kosmica Conference, Labatorio Arte Alamade, Mexico City, Mexico and Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia and Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia, 2015

 

Regenerate, The Hold Art Space, Brisbane, Australia, 2014

 

28 Walks Under a Grey Sky, Heptagon Exhibition, French Cultural Centre, Boston, USA, 2013

 

Dream Pods and Last Maiden Vessel, Response and Relate, Crate 59, Cairns, Australia, 2013

 

Tweed Border Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 2013

 

Sawtooth ARI Annual Gala, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, Australia, 2013

 

Relatos, Proyecto Heptagone, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico, 2013

 

Sense of Place, Cell Art Space, Cairns, Australia, 2013

 

Women in the Arts, Group Exhibition, Circa Gallery, Cairns, Australia, 2013

 

Wuurran-Open Gateway, Link Gallery, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia, 2012 and 2013

 

Feral Children of the Forest Project, Edition 13, Dimanche Rouge, Petit Bain, Paris, France, 2012

 

Circular Structures are Feminine Echoes of the Primum Mobile, video installation in Life Bloody Live, Moretti & Moretti Gallery, Paris, France, 2012

 

Desert Mothers Are to Me Like Desert Roses, Edition 11, Dimanche Rouge, Petit Bain, Paris, France, 2011

 

Turn to Face the Sky, Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France, 2011

 

Correspondence Project (in collaboration with Rebecca Merry), A and D Gallery, London, UK, 2011

 

One Day Man and Nature Will Forgive Each Other in the Meanwhile There is Recompense in Romanticism, Open studios, CAMAC Centre D'Arte, Marnay sur Seine, France, 2011

 

GoogleMeThis, Fitzroy Library Artspace, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

 

Six… Field… Current: RMIT Media Arts Honours Student Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Site Unseen (a site-specific two-week residential inter-art project with key note performance at the Kasey Chambers concert), Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and Next Wave Festival, 2010

 

The Butterfly Effect, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

A Fine Line: RMIT Drawing Graduate Exhibition, RMIT Drawing Department, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

 

The Mapping Room, International Fringe Festival Headquarters, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

 

Totem: Dolls with Soul, Atrium Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 2008

 

Drawing, First Site Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia, 2008

 

Sweet Work Next Wave, Perry Sand hills, Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and Next Wave Festival Mildura, Australia, 2008

 

Picture this 08, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2008

 

Canon Mirror Snips, together with two other RMIT Drawing students we interpreted the instructions of UK artist Tony Trehy and installed our response, The Drawing Space, Melbourne, Australia, 2008

 

Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen; Life is Over; The John and Yoko Drawings, The Drawing Space, Melbourne, Australia, 2008

 

Peer Esteem, Five Years, Regent Studios, London, UK, 2007

 

Outsiders, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2007

 

 

 

S C R E E N I N G S:

 

What Is Courtly Love, Oxford Street Arts Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2011

 

Floating is bespattering, City of Melbourne Library, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

 

Floating is bespattering, The Big Screen, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

 

Drawing Out, The Big Screen, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Site Unseen, Kasey Chamber’s Concert, Mildura, Australia, 2010

 

Site Unseen, The Australian Bush Film Festival, Wentworth, Australia, 2010

 

Sometimes it’s important… Australian Teachers of Media Finalist, The Big Screen, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Screenings, The Big Screen, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia, 2010

 

Cairo at Night, Mediatised Sites Festival, The University of North Umbria, UK & The University of Texas, USA, 2008

 

You Saw Me, Cake on the Icing Inter-access 8th Annual Emerging Artist Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2008

 

 

 

P U B L I C | A P P E A R A N C E S:

 

Paths Travelled by a Woman Artist-Scholar, Lecture co-hosted by the Women’s Studies and Philosophy and Religious Studies Departments, Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada, November 2016

 

The Thousand-Word Picture: Teaching Pilgrimage through Images, Panel with Prof Steven Muir and Lecturer Sarah Terreault, Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies, Institute for Pilgrimage Studies, College of William & Mary, Virginia, USA, October 2016

 

Purposeful Wanderings: On the Path of Becoming: An Artist’s Exploration of Moving Towards Wholeness in Gendered Landscapes, lecture hosted by Travel Research Cluster and Women's Focus Group, Concordia University, Edmonton, Canada, November 2015

 

Artist Talk, Walking Women, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Fringe Festival, Scotland, July 2016

 

Pilgrimages to Gendered Landscapes through the Eyes of the Artist, Conference talk at Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred Conference, Mansfield College, Oxford, England, July 2015

 

Divine Feminine, Feminism and Contemporary Art Practice, Artist Talk to masters and postgraduate students, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, August 2014

 

Methodologies and Exhibition Practices in Studio Research, Postgraduate Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, August 2013

 

A Professional Artist’s Year in Review, Art Forum Artist, University of Tasmania, Academy of the Arts, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, April 2013

 

Bone Map Broadcast, COCA (Centre of Contemporary Art Cairns), Public Talk, Cairns, Australia, November 2012

 

Pecha Kucha, Tanks Arts Centre, Public Talk, Cairns, Australia, November 2012

 

Art Made in Public Then Left to the Elements, ABC New South Wales, Riverina, Australia, June 2012

 

Emma Rochester in Interview with Ian White, 2 AAA FM, Wagga Wagga, Australia, June 2012

 

Lines of Femininity Lecture, Artforum Artist, University of Tasmania, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Launceston, Tasmania, March 2012

 

Reflections on Next Wave Regional Mentoring, Lecture to RMIT, Media Art Department, Melbourne, Australia, June 2010

 

Walking in a Cube, Artist Talk, Lecture hosted by Arts Access, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Australia, June 2009

 

Walking in a Cube, Artist Talk, The Australian War Widow Society, Lecture hosted by Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Australia, June 2009

 

Exiling the Body, Artist Talk, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, April 2009

 

 

 

T E A C H I N G | M E N T O R I N G:

 

Mentor, Masters students of Fine Arts, Temple University as part of international AIR, 2014

 

Mentor, Masters students of Textiles, University of Tasmania, Academy of the Arts, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, April 2013

 

Mentor, Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and Next Wave Festival, Mildura, Australia, June 2010

 

Mentor and teacher, My Persona Project with Angela Barnett, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Australia, June 2011

 

Mentor, Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival and Next Wave Festival, Mildura, Australia, June 2008

Emma Rochester. Portrait : Roses from Crete. Woven. Bee. 2015. Gif

Location: "Leaning Into the Earth" collaborative exhibition, Janell Wysock & Emma Rochester. 2014.

Photo credit: Janell Wysock : Janell Wysock Textiles

 

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