Project Description

EMMA HACK is an Adelaide-based artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation and photography. Exhibiting extensively throughout Australia since 1999, Emma’s astounding artworks have since captured the attention of collectors and art lovers worldwide.

Emma Hack is excited to announce that she now has a permanent gallery and studio space located within the prestigious suburb of North Adelaide, in the North Adelaide Village Shopping Centre at 81 O’Connell Street.  The gallery will feature Emma’s iconic works, with themed exhibitions changing regularly throughout the year.  Emma’s studio space will be open to the public during gallery hours and guests of the gallery are encouraged to watch Emma work and explore her inspiration and mood boards to get a greater understanding of how she works.

In 2013 Emma Hack achieved sell out status at Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, as well as hugely successful art fairs in Brussels and Milan. Emma has received great acclaim for her refined body paint camouflage technique; through a combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography, her work evokes a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism.

Best known for her Wallpaper series (2005-2010)- in which she painstakingly camouflaged the human form by hand painting her models into the remarkable designs of the late Florence Broadhurst- Emma Hack’s diverse artwork collections draw inspiration from the unique Australian flora and fauna, as well as Oriental influences.

Emma Hack’s collaboration with Grammy award winning musician Gotye resulted in the iconic music video for Somebody That I Used to Know, which has been viewed by over 350million people worldwide, raising her profile in the US, UK and Europe. Emma has since worked on major artistic commissions for Motor Accident Commission, South Australia.

Emma Hack has exhibited at ART Sydney (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), ART Melbourne (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), and internationally, at ART London (2011), ART Singapore (2011 2012) and the Affordable Art Fairs, New York (2011 2012), Toronto (2011 2012), Mexico (2012), Amsterdam (2012), Stockholm (2012), Milan (2013), Hamburg (2012), Brussels (2013) and Hong Kong (2013).

Emma Hack is represented by galleries throughout Australia, as well as London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Her work is held in numerous private and corporate collections globally.