Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie is a multidisciplinary artist, curator & community development worker based in nipaluna (Hobart), lutruwita (Tasmania).
Her creative practice is responsive and explores belonging and cultural heritage in contemporary Australia. She draws on personal experience and understanding of diasporic identity and cultural dislocation to engage with broader conversations on the same.
Her curatorial practice is primarily concerned with addressing gender and cultural diversity imbalances in the arts sector.
Emalia's work is both research and process driven and is based in mediums including painting, textiles, installation and photography.
In addition to her creative practice, Emalia is an experienced facilitator and MC who has presented for organisations including The Hedberg, the Theatre Royal and Diversity Arts Australia.