Residency : The Museum of Loss and Renewal : June 2018

The Museum of Loss and Renewal


June 15-30th, 2018

Collemachia, Molise, Italy

Part-Funded Residency, nurtured and curated by Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen. It offers space, time and contexts for making and sharing, with a focus on the challenges we face in our individual and social lives.

How my work relates to The Museum of Loss and renewal?

My work currently investigates containment: the body as container and the container as body. Studying and observing humanity in the inanimate intrigues me. How can the language of objects be used in new ways to understand the embodiment of human existence? We make objects to contain; we create boxes to fit into and labels to make us more palatable, but what if I exist outside of these grids whilst also being imprisoned by them? Is there a path to freedom through play?  These questions I ask because, even if I am studying a plastic bag or an egg carton, it will always refer back to my own questioning of identity and belonging as an intersectional woman and a global citizen. The media I use to explore these questions varies from the timeless to the trashy. I draw, collect, sew, cast, paint, sculpt, write and try to document the lines of sight between all of these iterations of thought.

My manifesto lies somewhere between the triangle of a surgeons’ museum, the supermarket and a botanists’ glasshouse. Below are some detached thoughts that relate my work to The Museum of Loss and Renewal.

Shell. Packaging. Protection. Labeling. Storage. Transport. Vessel. Suspension. Prolonging life. Long life. Loss of Life. Consume. Recycling. Material. Nets. Layers. Space. Personal. Public. Void. The fold. Negative space. Casting. To contain. Architectures. Skin. Porosity. Clothing. Fabric. Fabricate. Mend. Gather. Collect. Collection. Find. Keep. Treasure. Trash. Body. Body as container. Container as body. Production. Process. Documentary. Witness. Listening. Recording. Record. Time. Gravity. Connection. Ocean. Water. Float. Flooding. Inundation. Blood. Contain. Flow. Dripping. Ripen. Ridges. Retention. Hung. Dry. Preservation. Stretch. Wrinkle. Warp. Wrestle. Weight. Wait. Rot. Re-trace. 



Living Room Life Drawing 2018

Living Room Life Drawing is an intimate lifedrawing session taking place weekly in Kinghorn, Fife. Wonderful models in close proximity with music, tea and biscuits. A great space to flex your drawing muscles weekly, energise your creative flow and gain valuable experience drawing amongst others. 

Starting back in 2018 on the 16th of January

Tuesday nights


£7 per head

BYO drawing materials etc

No experience necessary - Just an open heart & mind.

The session is untutored and limited to 12 people maximum, first in first served. To reserve your spot, please email me at emilyfongstudio@gmail.com.

What: Untutored Life Drawing Sessions

When: Tuesday Nights 7-9pm

Where: Kinghorn High Street, Fife

How Much: £7per session

Why: Drawing is THE BEST


OPEN STUDIO | 2nd & 3rd September 2017 |

Come and join me in my studio this weekend 2nd & 3rd of September on the High Street in Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland, KY39UW. I'll be open between 10:30am - 6pm both days with a casual loungeroom lifedrawing session happening on Satudrday between 2-4pm. BYO sketchbook/ drawing gear! Works will be for sale and I'd love to have a blether with you over a cuppa tea. 

You can find out more about CFOS Central Fife Open Studios on their website www.centralfifeopenstudios.org! 

See you then, Em x


Death or Glory : Audacious Womens Festival, Edinburgh

Audacious Women Festival – Death or Glory

Death or Glory is an exhibition by women artists showing what being audacious means to them. As part of The Audacious Women Festival 2017 the exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of painting, sculpture, video and performance.

Alongside SSA members Rowan Paton, Karen Fleming and Olivia Turner other artists include Lynne McBride, Emily Fong, Mirja Kop, Jen Ouson, Hazel Powell, Aylson Stewart.


Audacious Women Festival

Death or Glory

DOK Artist Space, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ


18th – 24th February 12 – 4pm
Closed on 20th and 21st
Late Night Reception 22nd February 6 – 8pm



Banana For Scale : New Works by Emily Fong