©2019 Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie
I acknowledge the muwinina people as the traditional owners & continual custodians of the land on which I live & work & I pay respect to all elders - past, present & emerging.

Good News

Tasmanian Portraiture Prize

What a huge honour to be listed as one of the finalists for the Tasmanian Portraiture Prize alongside some phenomenal young Tasmanian artists.

‘Your Mother’s Eyes, Your Father’s Nose’ is a self-portrait examining the relationship between personal understanding and public perception of identity. For someone of mixed heritage, the dissection of appearance which usually happens beside a baby’s crib, continues well beyond infancy.  

Upcoming Show

This banger of a show is coming up - 50 artists will participate in it and I am very very pleased to say that I am one of them! Women's Word has been curated by Caroline Choi and is "based around the humble tea towel! Dish drying- that often maligned task- has frequently fallen to the hands of women, and textiles have historically been seen as women’s work. Why are men chefs and women cooks, and why is craft a dirty word? Let’s wipe the slate/plate clean!"
Come and join me for the official opening on Friday the 24th of May in Kingston.


**EDIT** Due to venue delays, this exhibition has been postponed. The dates are still TBC

People's Choice Award - Women's Art Prize Tasmania

If you head here you can vote for this piece, Pastiche//Self Portrait as the People's Choice for the Women's Art Prize Tasmania, which would be pretty cool of you to do. The People's Choice Award will be announced on March 29 so get a vote in soon!


Also, the good folk at WAPT have announced the dates and venue for the Hobart leg of the tour. The finalist's show will be exhibited at The Barn at Rosny Farm, Thursday 18th July - 4th August 2019. Hope to see you Hobart hunnies there!

Upcoming Show

I am very proud (and mildly terrified) to announce that my first solo show, In Kind, will be happening in a few short months at the wonderful Sawtooth ARI in Launceston. The show will open on Friday the 3rd of May - please come along and have a peep at all of the things!


In Kind is an artistic exploration of the precarious nature of living in the intersections, of the mediation of heritage and identity and of the dichotomy of inclusion and exclusion in contemporary Australia. This collection of work examines that space in between by using mixed media techniques to echo the complexity of combined cultural heritage in the understanding of personal identity and place.

Kingborough Art Prize

I was awarded 'Highly Commended' at the Kingborough Art Prize on Friday evening (15/2/19) for my piece ' The Space Between Us' so here is a picture of my big head next to the work in question (photo taken by my great friend & hot date, Erin). The opening night was really beautiful and we came away from it warm, fuzzy & full community spirit. What a thrill!

Women's Art Prize Tasmania

I am incredibly thrilled to announce that my piece, "Pastiche//Self Portrait" has been shortlisted for the Women's Art Prize Tasmania. It is a huge honour and I am absolutely chuffed to have gained a place alongside some truly incredible Tasmanian artists.

Exhibition dates are:

  1. Academy Gallery (Launceston): 12 March – 5 April 2019

  2. Makers’ Space (Burnie): 18 April – 2 June 2019

  3. Hobart: Venue and dates T.B.C.

Head to https://www.womensartprizetas.com.au for more info and updates