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EMMA HOLLINGSWORTH

First Nations artist, a Kaanju, Kuku Ya’u and Girrimay woman residing in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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About Emma

From a young age, I knew I wanted to be an artist. My mother said before I could even walk, I was drawing on just about anything I could find- including the walls, and when I came of age, I began taking it more seriously. It took me a few years to learn and develop my own style, but eventually I reached the point where I could paint intuitively.

My artworks tell the story of my life. I paint about things I have experienced and things that inspire me, I also paint with vibrant colours because I am inspired by how I see the world. I paint about the Land and waterways, the animals, the peoples, our traditions, and I paint about how all of those things are intrinsically connected.

My art is contemporary, youthful and vibrant and it has evolved over the years. I am proud to now have my own style of creativity that tells my story and brings my culture and peoples to life through art.

THE COLLAB #1

Emma has teamed up with Life Apparel Co in 2021 to create this special edition artwork.

She is currently represented with two designs in our retail collection.

Strong Family

Acrylic on canvas
2021

“Australia’s First Nations peoples have been a part of this land for thousands of years. We are proud and resilient, supported by the solid family networks that we share and the blood ties that connect us.

Together we stand strong in the face of adversity, and we help each other to rise up to achieve great things. This artwork represents our ongoing connection to the land that began thousands of years ago and will continue long into the future. We are proud, we are strong and we are family.

One mob.”

THE COLLAB #2

Emma has teamed up with Life Apparel Co in 2019 to create this special edition artwork.

She is currently represented with two designs in our retail collection.

Coastal Dreaming

Acrylic on canvas
2019

The artwork was inspired by the Naidoc 2019 theme:  Voice, Treaty, Truth. It represents the communities along the coast, and the mob within those communities. All of the communities are connected by lines, or “tracks” which are either walking tracks or tracks made by boats, as people go from island to mainland. 

Coastal clans thrive as the tropical climate provides an abundance of fresh water, and the sea provides plenty of fish or ‘minya’ making for a healthy diet. Indigenous people have always fished sustainably and taken care of the land properly. If we come together we can learn how to take care of the waterways, sea and the land using traditional methods and save our environment.