Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie is a multidisciplinary artist & community development worker based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania.
Her creative practice is responsive and explores belonging and cultural heritage in contemporary Australia, drawing on intersectional feminist theory and lived experience as an Asian-Australian woman. In her work she aims to decentralise Eurocentric perceptions of femininity and heritage and emphasise the importance of agency in self-representation. Emalia's work is both research and process driven and is based in mediums including painting, textiles, installation and photography.
Emalia is an active member of ArTELIER Tasmania - a group of community and culturally engaged artists based in Tasmania. She is also an elected councillor on the YWCA Young Women's Council and Chair of Citizen Tasmania, a grassroots organisation which advocates for human rights through creative practice.
Emalia also has a collaborative practice with Tilley Wood which is based in performance and installation.