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:

 

– 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, 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 Region--al 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, 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

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

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

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

 

B I B L I O G R A P H Y:

 

A Fine Line, Melbourne, Australia, 2009. Exhibition Catalogue
 
Anon. ‘Emma Rochester – Animation’. The Age. Melbourne, Australia, April 22, 2009
 
Anon. ‘Les Artistes Ouvrent Leur Atelier au Public Jeudi Prochain’. Lest Éclair, France, August 21, 2011.
http://www.lest-eclair.fr/article/sorties-loisirs/les-artistes-ouvrent-leur-atelier-au-public-jeudi-prochain
 
Bird, I., ‘Rochester Wrapt up in Gorge’. The Examiner, Launceston, Australia, March 3, 2012.
 
Collective Truth Lies and Lore.Encyclopedia of Lorelei.2015, Banff Centre, Canada.
 
The Butterfly Effect: Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2010. Exhibition Catalogue
 
Glass Studio, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, Australia, 2009
http://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/library/scripts/objectifyMedia.aspx?file=pdf/202/34.pdf
 
Kaszubska, G & Snip, V., ‘RMIT's Artistic Showcase: Final Weeks’. RMIT News, November 25, 2009
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/News%20and%20Events%2FNews%2FArts%2Fby%20date%2F2009%2F;ID=ohjmzhacizri;STATUS=A
 
Liew, A. ‘Tony Trehy’. Metasenta, 2008
http://www.metasenta.com.au/drawingspace/projects-completed/64-tony-trehy.html
 
Mackenna, T & Janssen, E., ‘LIFE IS OVER! If you want it’. MetaSenta. 2009
http://www.metasenta.com.au/drawingspace/projects-completed/89-tracy-
mackenna-and-edwin-janssen.html
 
Rengel, K ‘7 diferentes paises comvergen en eposicion colectiva’ El Regional Del Sur, Thursday 16 May, 2013, p. 22.
 
Rochester, E., ‘Mesmerised: An Experiment in Flow’. Blurb, 2009
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/372837
 
Rochester, E., ‘These white walls’. ArtsHub, September 16, 2009
http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/news/visual-arts/these-white-walls-179198?sc=1
 
Rochester, E., ‘These White Walls II’. ArtsHub, December 24, 2009
http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/opinions/visual-arts/these-white-walls-180079?sc=1
 
Rochester, E., ‘TimeLine’. ArtsHub. May 27, 2009
http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/opinions/visual-arts/emma-rochester-timeline-178159
 
Six… Field… Current, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 2010. Exhibition Catalogue

 

C O L L E C T I V E S:

 

Brother Sister of the Moon
‘Brother Sister of the Moon’ is a sound and visual art collaboration between Cedric Buron (France) and Emma Rochester (Australia). Buron is a sound artist and producer, and Rochester creates experimental noise whilst walking in carefully selected sites. The pair make experimental eclectic video sound art works of ten minutes or more in duration for Exhibition and performance.
 
Heptagone
‘Heptagone‘ is a collective comprised of 1 writer and six artists. The creatives met for the first time at Camac Centre d´Art, located one hour from Paris, in the region of Champage-Ardennes, France. The seven creative makers worked on individual projects. After living together for one month they decided to form Heptagone. Heptagone has a research focus on new technology and site based responses as an outcome of culture. Each of the artists discusses his or her response to place through the use of technology. Heptagone is:
 
  • Sara Al Nuaimi (United Arab Emirates).
  • Michele Martines (Brasil).
  • Emma Rochester(Australia).
  • Natalie Ross (E.U).
  • Melita Greenleaf (E.U).
  • Amitla Cuacuas (México).
  • Seungjae Shin (South Korea).
 
HoW: Hands on Weavers
‘The HoW Group’ are involved in a research project at Charles Sturt University looking at the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of weaving for both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous women. As part of this process Hopi Indian Elders have invited H0W to visit, share and learn new weaving techniques in a collective trip to the USA in 2015 with a subsequent exhibition being planned.
 
WoWW: ‘Wingadhan Waggadha Waybarra: Women of Wagga Weaving’
‘The WoWW Project’ is an outreach program facilitated by Wagga Wagga Art Gallery that invites both Indiginous and Non-Indigenous women to learn and develop traditional weaving techniques and fibre arts. WoWW promotes a strong exhibition history.

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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