Welcome To My Brain
Solo Exhibition by Emma Holt
Opening Friday 1 November, 6 – 9pm
(Free entry, all welcome)
Exhibition runs until Thursday 7 November
Open daily 11 – 3PM
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Emma Holt is a 20-year-old visual artist based on the Mornington Peninsula. Specialising in oil painting she expresses herself, body and mind through her art work. Emma has experienced multiple chronic illnesses including a diagnosis of bipolar in 2018. At the ripe age of 20 her life experiences have had a major impact on who she is as an artist today.
“At the age of 9 l began my first art class.
I was home schooled from the age of fourteen due to health issues.
Then at 16 I studied visual arts for two years despite the world telling me I should go back to school. I found the more I learned about art, the more my style changed and the more comfortable I felt with exploring different aspects of art.
I tell people who ask, that art has saved me. Having been through many health issues and continuing to live with them, having a way to escape feels essential. I use art as an expression of everything I'm going through as a way to let it all out to the world. I do my art for myself, but it is a privilege to have the opportunity to share it with others.
I hope that by showing you a part of myself, you will see beyond the mask I feel we all wear some time during our lives. I hope you learn through my art that it's ok to speak up and say what you have or are going through and I hope by sharing my story through the canvas, you will not be scared to share you're own. Any health issue, physical or mental (and I have been through both) is worth speaking up about.”
Emma used to define herself by health issues but now she defines herself by her art.
All artworks available for purchase throughout the duration of the exhibition.