About Emma Knight
I was born and reared among the rolling drumlins of rural County Down, Northern Ireland/ North of Ireland, a five-minute drive from the Irish sea and Mourne Mountains.
I have vivid memories of a box of a chest of jewellery and clothes that my family had inherited from my great, great Anty Bet. Ball-gowns, Silk Kimonos, a handmade patchwork suit, along with a trove of Jewellery. Much was handmade by Bet. Becoming the most prized items in my siblings and I's dressing-up collection, I stored them in their own chest boxes folded or stored ith care. I would dream of glamourous stories each piece held. Cocktail parties, Dances, formal dinner parties, 70's discos. Each piece was a magic token that would transport me to different lives and eras.
I would love for my work to be treasured with the same wonder.
I am now based close to the bubbly peaks of the Montserrat Mountains, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
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A W A R D S A N D G R A N T S
BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, 1st Class Hons.
Melbourne Study Exchange, RMIT University.
Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.
BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design, SERC, Downpatrick, Triple Distinction.
Arts Council NI Artist Covid resilience Grant.
John Lathams Flat Time House Artist Mentorship Award for final piece, Loughinisland Series, the Henhouse Boy.
Scholarship to study at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
All Ireland Scholarship, JP McManus.