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.

Artist CV

I pay my respects to the muwinina people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters where I live and work.

I pay my deepest respect to their elders - past, present and emerging and I acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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