Today I went for a wander around the Galleries, and I dropped in on Catherine Asquith Gallery and saw the works of Emma Hack. I had seen Emma’s work appearing in different media before, but this was the first time I had seen her work in person. It is magical, she actually paints the bodies of the models in front of the image then photographs the finished image. She uses a lot of Florence Broadhurst Wallpaper as her backgrounds and paints the models into it.
Florence Broadhurst is another favourite designer or mine, she was this amazing Australian woman who lived an outrageous life and ended up designer the most superb wallpapers in the 60s and 70s when she was in her 60s herself. They were very popular in her day and have been re-released in the last few years and are as popular again.
In the pictures below Emma has used real animals in the works, such an amazing blend of painted, printed and real.
This is Emma’s most recent work, after a trip to Spain and Portugal she painted an image of the tiles she had seen and them painted the model into the picture,
Emma also did the body painting in the Gotye film clip (click to see a range of videos on how she does her work, fascinating) which was very popular here in Australia and did an amazing ad for safe driving campaign, see the film clip on how it was made, fascinating procedure.
Hope you enjoy this amazing and different work as much as I did.