Emma Willemse is a conceptual artist, art educator and curator. She is interested in ideas concerning sense of place, loss of place and displacement. Her works are technically varied and include sculptural installations, printmaking, painting and artist’s bookmaking.
Emma has exhibited extensively locally and overseas, and her works have been included in the collections of the Art Bank Johannesburg, the Spier Collection and the South African Embassy in Beijing. Her award-winning artist’s books have been exhibited in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Florence, Paris, London and at the Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal.
Living and working in the Western Cape town Riebeek Kasteel, she is involved in community art projects, creativity development and presents art related talks from time to time. Since the 2020 lockdown period she has expanded her practice to collaborate with a youth collective, a conceptual sound artist and various other visual artists.
Emma holds a Master’s degree in Visual Art and qualifications in psychology and librarianship