Emma-Kate was born in the West Midlands, UK, before moving to Sydney almost seven years ago, where she immersed herself in the visual language of Australia. In 2017, she finished her degree in Art Theory at UNSW Art & Design in Paddington, Sydney. Since then she has been published extensively in print and digital media, as well as working at some of Sydney's largest cultural institutions.
Emma-Kate has written for Habitus Living, Domain magazine, Hunter & Folk, MutualArt.com, The Local Project, Vault, Ocula, Artist Profile, Art Almanac, Running Dog, un Projects, Art + Australia Online, Urban List, Art Monthly, ABC Arts, Lovatt's Media: Mindful Parenting, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, and Time Out.
Emma-Kate has worked and volunteered at renowned art institutions, such as Kaldor Public Arts Projects, Carriageworks, Sydney Biennale, Firstdraft, and Kudos Gallery. She also completed an internship in the visitor services department at Carriageworks in 2017. Following this, she worked at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in visitor services; Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) as an event host; and Cement Fondu as a gallery assistant - where she still works.
In a freelance capacity, Emma-Kate has also brought her copywriting skills to various art companies and artists.
Emma-Kate brings a diverse range experience from retail at a fashion boutique, marketing assisting at a finance company and years of hospitality in pubs, restaurants, bars, cafes, and at a hostel in South Africa. Her friendly and open demeanour, from travelling and working all over the world, encourages storytelling while her keen visual eye picks up on excellence design and art that transcends time or place.
Emma-Kate says, “I love working with artists and galleries to help them continue their vision of contemporary arts. Culture is essential to humankind; it makes everything else worth it.”