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Emma Hislop

Emma Hislop
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Emma Hislop lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hislop explores ecological storytelling, playing with time/space shift technologies, archaeology and divination. She classifies her work as semi-fiction. She explores interests in material processes and histories, science and science fiction. Doing so using an itching ontology that is expressed through world building and object populated installation to challenge the ideas of archive and preservation.

Her work has been awarded by the Sustainability in Action Group, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Royal Scottish Academy and regulary expands her field of vision through unique residency programmes. She was the inaugural AiR for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, helping to shape the programme, endeavouring to carry and embody a circular approach in her own work. She has worked with British Society of Scientific Glassblowers, GENERATOR projects, Central Saint Martins and Creative Carbon Scotland.

Sculpture & Environmental Art,
BA Hons (first class)
Glasgow School of Art 2015/19

Sculpture, Exchange Programme
Kyoto Seika University, Japan 2017/18


2022 ‘Effusus Over Nothing’ (solo show)
Patriothall, Edinburgh

2022 ‘Unknot’ (solo show) [Marchmont Creative/Wasps]
South Block, Glasgow

2022 ‘Second Nature’ [Marchmont Creative/Wasps]
Patriothall, Edinburgh

2021 ‘Åbne Værksteder’ [AiR Assens/PABiAK/Assens Kunstråd]
Nårup Savværk, Funen, Denmark

2021 ‘Imprints: Art Editing Modernism’ [Blue & Green Project/New Modernist Editing]
Shandy Hall, Coxwold

2020 ‘RSA: New Contemporaries'
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2020 ‘Viridescent Epiphyte'
The Briggait, Glasgow

2019 ‘Degree Show 2019’
Glasgow School of Art, Stow Building, Glasgow

2019 ‘Systemeterographgauge’
The Art School, Glasgow

2018 ‘I’ll Have to Calm Down A Bit Or Else I’ll Die With Happiness’
Pig Rock Bothy, National Galleries Scotland: Modern One, Edinburgh

2018 ‘Poach Lab: Phenomena Delicti’
Pig Rock Bothy, National Galleries Scotland: Modern One, Edinburgh

2018 ‘ASSEMBLY LINE’ The Pipe Factory, Glasgow

2018 ‘24の交差 (24 Crossing)’ Gallery Fleur, Kyoto, Japan

2017 ‘BETWEEN THE GAPS’ Yokai Soho, Kyoto, Japan

2017 ‘CAHOOT’ Laurieston Arches, Glasgow

The Old Hairdressers/Stereo, Glasgow

Cass Art, The Art Space, Glasgow

2016 ‘( BODY )’
The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Cass Art, The Art Space, Glasgow

Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2015 ‘ART ASSISTANCE’ Tramway, Upper Foyer, Glasgow

2015 ‘VISIONS’ Hoxton Arches, London

2015 ‘PARADISE’ Voidoid ARCHIVE, Glasgow

2015 ‘AM I AN ARTIST?’ Tramway, T4, Glasgow
  • Emma Hislop
  • Mixed Media
Planetary Metal
  • Emma Hislop
  • Planetary Metal
  • Mixed Media
Apprentice pillar
  • Emma Hislop
  • Apprentice pillar
  • Mixed Media
Mother Shipton's Budgies
  • Emma Hislop
  • Mother Shipton's Budgies
  • Mixed Media
  • Emma Hislop
  • Indifference
  • Cast glass
Jacob's Ladder
  • Emma Hislop
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Mixed Media