Emma Noble’s exhibition opens in the Small Gallery, on Tuesday 18th of November 2014.

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After graduating with her degree in Printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Emma returned to Kyle of Lochalsh to set up her own studio workshop and continue developing her arts practice.

In 2012 Emma was awarded the J. D. Fergusson Award which enabled her to spend a short period of time in the south of France, mainly the Marseille region. Many of the prints on display as part of ‘The Pedestrian’ exhibition were created as a result of the research trip.

‘I loved the textures and colours I saw in Marseille – lots of layers of paint peeling back in the hot sunshine, revealing the history of the buildings all around. Shops and small workshops and galleries decorating lower levels of buildings, while higgeldy-piggeldy houses rose into the sky, jostling for space. The prints explore these shapes and layers.’

As an artist Emma works mainly with screenprint and relief print, mixing texture and layered surfaces with bold graphic fragments to create artworks which are infused with urbanity and a sense of experimentation, drawing on source material from her travels.

Emma has several strands to her creative business: an artist, a designer, and a picture framer, and has recently expanded her practice to using her printmaking and design skills to produce luxury beautiful silk accessories which are handprinted and entirely unique.