©2020 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 my deepest respect to all elders - past, present & emerging.

in kind

‘In Kind’ was shown at Sawtooth ARI (Launcestion) in May 2019.

‘In Kind’ is an 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, using mixed media techniques to mirror the complexity of combined cultural heritage in the understanding of personal identity and place. The narrative of these works is that of a shift: from the creation of identity in response to external factors to the power of unapologetic self-awareness and understanding. 

Photos by Nick Bauermeister

The Gallery Space

Looking toward the gallery front


Acrylic, Tyvek photo print collage and gold leaf on canvas

What You Notice/What I Feel

Acrylic paint and metallised polyester embroidery on calico

The Space Between Us

Acrylic, gold leaf and cotton thread embroidery on linen

Bloodline Recitations

Cotton thread, rope, metallised polyester embroidery on calico

Growing Pains

Sateen, polyester thread, polyfill, cardboard, felt, metallised polyester, hair, gold pigment and gold leaf

Growing Pains