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Interior Design Coordinator
Emma Coulter
Program: Interior Design

Having worked across the fields of interior architecture and visual art for the last two decades, Emma is LCI Melbourne’s Interior Design Discipline Coordinator.

She holds a Masters Degree in Contemporary Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, as well as undergraduate degrees, Bachelor or Built Environment in interior design, and Bachelor of Visual Art, both from the Queensland University of Technology.

Throughout her professional career as a designer she has worked for some of Australia’s best known design firms, including GeyerBVN ArchitectureWoods Bagotpeckvonhartel and the COX group, across a variety of project types, whilst having developed specialised expertise in design leadership and workplace design.

Whilst managing these challenging design leadership roles, Emma has also established her own independent artistic practice, which situates itself between the mediums of painting, installation and sculpture.

In her professional artistic career, she has exhibited both locally and internationally, in a variety of spaces from artist run, commercial, institutional and museum, as well as being the recipient of significant awards, such as the Linden Art Prize, Woollahra Small Sculpture, people’s choice award, the Fiona Myer Award, a Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship and an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant.

She believes that research and idea generation are essential in creating meaningful creative outcomes.

You can see more of Emma’s work online on her website here . She is represented by Melbourne Gallery THIS IS NO FANTASY.

Find out more about Emma, below are some specific published articles on her work and forums she has delivered:

2019    Marketing on a shoestring, Artist Speak Easy, Linden New Art, July 2019
2019    Wilson, Emma-Kate, 'Emma Coulter', Ocula, January, 2019
2018    Blouin art info, Emma Coulter's Composites, October, 2018
2018    Art Collector, Emma Coulter: Composites, online, October, 2018
2017    Llewllyn, J, '50 Things Collectors Need to Know 2017', Art Collector Magazine, Jan-17 
2017    'trace patterns', Visual Art, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 18 Feb, 2017
2017    Hallard, Brent, 'All things possible: Emma Coulter', Visual Discrepancies,  Feb 22, 2017
2017    Murrell, Elle, Emma Coulter: Trace Patterns, The Design Files, Jan, 2017
2016    Meet the artists: Linden Art Prize, Public talk, Linden New Art, April 2016
2016    Artbites: Linden Art Prize 2016,videography, April,2016
2016    Fairley, Gina, 'Women are the winners', Visual Artshub, 09 November, 2016
2015    Edmond, M, 'Emma Coulter, Chrominance', Primer Melbourne Art Guide, May, 2015
2015    Herring, Freya, 'Best of Arts', 'Space Invader, Emma Coulter', Vogue Living, May, 2015
2015    'chrominance', Interview with Alex McCulloch, The Arts show, May 05, 2015
2015    Ritchie, Tess, 'Top Ten forces and faces 2015, Emma Coulter', Design Quarterly Magazine, Issue 57, Autumn, 2015
2014    Ritchie, Tess, 'Site specific art: Emma Coulter', Habitus living, July 28, 2014
2014    Ritchie, Tess, Emma Coulter Design Hunter, Habitus Living
2014    Mc Culloch, Alex, 'threshold', Interview with Alex McCulloch, The Arts show, Sept, 2014
2013    Omagari, Lisa,  'Emma Coulter', The Brag, Artsfrontline, August 14, 2013
2013    Hughes, Dana, Interview: Emma Coulter, Yellowtrace, July, 2013
2011    'Shedding Skin', The Age, Melbourne M Magazine, April 29, 2011

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