Emma Davidson



Born 1982, Sydney. Lives and works in Sydney.

Selected exhibitions & projects


August 2018 All or Nothing, Solo exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown

Solo & group

2017 Number 20, Cubed Craft Festival Window Walk, Sticky Institute, Melbourne

Numbers and Take Care, 10, 000 Staples, Ten Pound Bend, Melbourne

2015 Through The Window and Out The Back Door, Cubed Craft Festival, Sticky Institute, Melbourne

What Possessed You, Noted Experimental Writers’ Festival, Canberra

Safe (as) Houses, Junior Gazette, Marrickville

A Visitor from Earth and We Have Yet to Penetrate into Their Art Galleries, Second Circulation, Verge Gallery, Camperdown

Post No Bills, ZEEN, curated by Leigh Rigozzi, Ex Libres Fisherarium, University of Sydney

2014 In The Window and On The Back Wall, Sticky Institute, Melbourne

2013 Untitled, Heat, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne

2012 Risk and Chance, This is Not Art/National Young Writers’ Festival, Newcastle

2010 We Sat in the Cafe de Banques... (zine), 'Space Invaders',

National Gallery of Australia

Another Window with a Different View, Postgraduate Degree Show, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle

The Mission on Paper, Streetware Temporary Art program, Nithsdale Lane, Sydney

An Education, Show us your Politics!, Kudos Gallery, Paddington

Persistent Desires, Sydney Contemporary Art Survey, 231 Wilson St, Eveleigh

The White Room, or, Astronauts are not Excitable, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown

2009 Well I Wonder and The Cafe de Banques, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle

Digging, Little Fish, Enmore

2008 Arc of a Journey, Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, At the Vanishing Point, Enmore

2005 Terrain Vague, with Anna Crane, Ned Sevil, Pep Prodromou, Anwyn Crawford and  Marley Dawson, Mori Gallery, Sydney

With Dexter Fletcher

2018 Fully Automated Dexter Fletcher (Beta Version), 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
2017 Not To Attach Any Fixture: A Social History of Blu-Tack and its Uses and Abuses Among the Non-Property Owning Class, Survival Skills for Desperate Times, Melbourne Festival
An A-Z of the Non-Property Owning Classes, House Show, Constance ARI, Hobart

2015 Peak Jarvis, Junior Gazette, Marrickville

This Magical Group Spirit, Festival of the Photocopier, Sticky Institute, Melbourne

Huffin’ Textas and Friday Night Theory, Sticky Institute, Melbourne

Redressers Forever, 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Friday Night Theory, The History of All Our Dreams, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston

The Uses of Letraset and Common People, Second Circulation, Verge Gallery, Camperdown

2013 Searching For the Young Soul Rebels, 9 Britain St Leura

An A-Z of the Non-Property Owning Classes, V V, 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Careers in Retail, Substation Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation, Newport, Melbourne

BBF3, Heat, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne

2012 Faults and Folds, and All Circles Vanish, City Library, Melbourne

2011 Careers in Retail, 55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Concrete Poetry, Slot Gallery, Alexandria

All Circles Vanish, Streetware Pop-Up Gallery, 21 Alberta St, Sydney

Zines & artist books

2017 Underground Fairylands

A Map That Interrupts Itself #2

2016 Numbers (with Tim, ongoing)

The Cold War (as Slow Minutes)

2015 Guest Informant, (with Luke You and others, ongoing)

2014 Omnia Sunt Communia

2013 The Spade the Spanner the Work the Worker

Tomorrow's Machine Today

2011 Nearly Healthy

2010 What Noise in the Street!

I sat in the Cafe de Banques, which no longer exists

A Map That Interrupts Itself

1996-2008 Various other zines

Illustration, comics and design

2017 Other Worlds Poster Zine, Issue 2 (ed. Bailey Sharp & Ben Juers), Every day she wakes full of hope

2016 If we all spat at once they'd drown: drawings about class (ed. Sam Wallman), Omnia Sunt Communia

The Lifted Brow, Issue 32, All call themselves 'Me'

Commons/Comune, Società di Studi Geografici, Firenze (Italy)

Omnia Sunt Communia (panel 9)

2015 Other Worlds Poster Zine, Issue 1 (editor, designer, contributor)

Vendor Says Sell and other comics for feminartsy.com (ed. Zoya Patel)


2009-2010 Australian Postgraduate Award

2008 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize (At the Vanishing Point/Marrickville Council)

2005 Write in Your Face grant (Australia Council for the Arts)

© Emma Davidson 2018