Join us for a special evening of art, poetry and science as exhibiting artist Emma Fielden and writer Carol Jenkins discuss Fielden’s video work Coalescence and the common themes that exist within their practices.

Emma Fielden’s art practice is situated at a meeting point between science and poetics. Her works bring together research and material explorations, taking form as performance, installation, sculpture, drawing and video. Fielden’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at Dominik Mersch Gallery (Approaching Zero, 2020) and The Lock-Up (An Immeasurable Distance, 2019); and group exhibitions such as To Have and To Hold (Art Gallery of South Australia, 2018) and Condo Complex (Patricia Conde Galeria, Mexico City, 2018). She has received numerous awards including the Paramor Prize Mayoral Award (2017) and has been a finalist in awards such as The Lake Art Prize (2020), the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (2017) and The Blake Prize (2016). Fielden is represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery.

Emma Fielden in her studio at Parramatta Artists' Studios Rydalmere, 2019, courtesy Parramatta Artists' Studios. Photo by Jacquie Manning


Based in Mosman, Carol Jenkins writes poetry and essays. Her latest book A Crooked Stile was published by Puncher & Wattman in 2019. She has two earlier collections of poetry Fishing in the Devonian (2008) and Xn (2013), both short listed for Premiers’ Awards, and an illustrated novel Select Episodes from the Mr Farmhand Series (2016), all from Puncher & Wattman. Jenkins’ poems have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, French and Russian. Her essay Ebb, Flow and Raven Gloss, is a mindful consideration of Fielden’s Approaching Zero exhibition at Dominik Mersch Gallery (2020).

Carol Jenkins. Photo by Jennifer Blau


You can read Jenkins’ essay on Fielden’s work here.

Due to social distancing requirements, bookings are essential.


Banner image: Emma Fielden, Coalescence (video still), 2019, HD video 9:10 minutes, sumi ink and water. Courtesy of the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery

Tuesday 30 March 6:30 pm

Gallery 1, Level 1, Mosman Art Gallery