Emma Fishwick is a Perth based artist who lives and works on the land of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, WA. Emma’s practice often questions whether dance can achieve the often-complex connections between the human and non-human, challenging her understanding of the form through incorporating multiple mediums/practices. Some of these mediums are movement, drawn and photographic image, film, scenography and scholarship. This perspective on making has leant itself to a practice intimately entwined with research, process, sustainability and adaptability. Her recent choreographic works include Dance, Quiet Riot (2018) and microLandscapes (2016).

Emma has worked extensively across Australia and abroad, is a member of the STRUT Dance Board, lectures in Dance History and is an Honours supervisor at WAAPA and is a mentor for artists with a disability via disability support provider, My Place. Emma is a graduate of the Honours (Dance) program, LINK in 2010 and Master of Arts (Choreography) in 2019, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Emma Has been an Associate Artist with Co3 Australia focused on production management and videography in 2018, choreographed for the International Young Choreographers Project in Taiwan 2019, has engaged in multiple projects and research residencies in Perth, Sydney at Bundanon Trust and ReadyMade, Tasmania at Tasdance, Bilbao at ACT Festival, Singapore at Dance Nucleus, Melbourne at Next Wave (2016) and Dance Massive (2017) festivals. In 2020, Emma was selected by Co3 to choreograph a 360’ VR film for the Revelations Film Festival and XR:WA FourbyFour project at the Gallery of Western Australia. Most recently, Emma was commissioned to present her work Slow Burn, Together at His Majesty’s Theatre, Karboordup, in the 2021 Perth Arts Festival and had co-created a video series Feminism Has No Borders with Perth artist Sally Richardson, presented at the Blue Room Theatre, Yandilup.

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