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Exhibition | Welcome To My Brain


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.

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All artworks available for purchase throughout the duration of the exhibition.

See more of Emma's work

Earlier Event: September 27
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