Arts Forum: Emma Rochester


Revealing the feminine in landscape

Start Date

1st Mar 2012 12:30pm

End Date

1st Mar 2012 1:30pm


Lecture Theatre, 1A181, Academy of Arts, Inveresk campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Contact - Dr Sue Henderson P: 6324 4431 E.

ArtsForum is a series of FREE public lectures held at the School of Visual and Performing Arts, Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Inveresk. Both UTAS students and members of the general public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence. 

Image - Emma Rochester 
Revealing the feminine in landscape

Inter Art: Working at the axis of drawing and video art and sculpture and textile. She creates works for both live performance, galleries and public space.


Often referred to as a feminist cartographer who creates ‘poetic evocative works the like that pay homage to Virginia Woolf’ Emma Rochester’s work explores the positioning of the self within landscape and the effect of cartography on this same translation of place. Drawing on the character of place the central tenant of her work is to re-interpret landscape and respective cartographic forms in order to express a sensory experience of place. Through a re-imagining of mapping systems her practice inserts both physicality and femininity into maps.

Since graduating from RMIT Emma Rochester has made mapping, drawing, video art, sculpture and textile works in sites including Port Melbourne, the Simpson desert in Central Australia, the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, Petra in Jordan, Cyprus as well as several performative work for Dimanche Rouge the major Experimental Art Performance Establishment in Paris, France.

For the ArtForum she will provide an overview of her major works to date, screening several examples of works that blend drawing, textile, video art and performance and discuss the process of her work at Cataract Gorge.