Emily Hunt explores the history of witchcraft, the persecution of women and the relevance of these topics today across ambitious ceramic installations, highly ornamental paintings and etchings. Hunt takes influence from the history of ornament, visionary art, big-ego personalities and scholarly magical texts. Her exhibition history has covered topics such as the earliest representations of female witches in German Renaissance print culture and the effects of printed propaganda.




Masters of Fine Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney


Erasmus exchange scholarship to Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent, Belgium


BA (Hons), Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney


Solo Exhibitions


The Grotto, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia


Crystal Radio Geist, Sim Smith, London


Job Center. Aufgeladene Orte. Psychic Places, Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany

The Machine Elves’ Shoes, Sonneundsolche, Düsseldorf, Germany               


Sand Play, KNULP Gallery Sydney, Australia


Bad Ems, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Das schwerste Gewicht, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne, Australia

The Nose Dance at Fool’s Town, Fisher Library, University of Sydney, Australia

Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, The Commercial, Sydney, Australia


Soiled, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney, Australia


The Meister of New Holland, Ratskeller Litchenberg, Berlin, Germany      

Selected Group Exhibitions


Emily Hunt & Tim Garwood, Sim Smith, NADA New York, USA

HEX, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany. Curated by Axel Städter


Existing Otherwise – The Future of Coexistence, SCCA, Tamale, Ghana. Curated by Ibrahim Mahama & Solvej Helweg Ovesen

High Weirdness  Solaris Project Space. Curated by Gosia Lehmann

Aliens are Temporary, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin. Curated Sylvia Sadzinski, Sonia Fernández Pan & Anaïs Senli

Sugar & Salt, Galeria Monopol, Warsaw Poland. Curated by Marcelina Grześkiewicz and Franciszek Smoręda


Loss and Found, Zero Fold, Köln, Germany. Curated by Lisa Klosterkötter

Antireality Perversion Void, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. Curated by Jess Johnson


disturbance:witch, Zitadelle Spandau Museum, Berlin Germany. Curated by Alba D'Urbano & Olga Vostretsova   

Sirene ~ Goldrausch, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

New Raw Green, Sim Smith Gallery, London, UK. Curated by David Surman

From my Window – Together in Art, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia


The Abyss: Strategies in contemporary art, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia. Curated by Naomi Evans

Etwas kam auf uns zu. Something was coming upon us. Englische Straße 29, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany. Organisiert von Dagmara Genda

Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power. UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

MODEL, Murray White Room, Melbourne, Australia


Siteworks 2018 – MICRO, Bundanon Trust, Australia. Curated by Deborah Ely

It takes time, it’s risky, it might last forever. Es dauert. Es ist riskant. Es bleibt womöglich für immer. Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany. Bahnhof Rolandseck & Pirmasens Forum Alte Post Germany


Weird Ceramics, Gippsland Art Museum. Sale, Victoria, Australia

The Mnemonic Mirror, UTS Gallery & Griffith Univeristy Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia. Curated by Kylie Banyard

OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN, Manly Art Gallery & The Australian Ceramics Association, Manly, Australia. Curated by Glenn Barkley.


National Self-Portrait Prize 2015, UQ Art Museum, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia

NSW Emerging Artist Travel Fellowship, Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Australia

Sydney Contemporary group show, Sydney Contemporary 2015, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia


Primavera, curated by Mikala Dwyer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Mind the Gap - Train Model Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse, Casula, Australia

Sideshow, curated by Isobel Parker Phillips, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Glazed & Confused, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, Australia


Two Dollar Pareidolia - Tinsheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia


Awards and Residences


Artist Residency Scholarship. 1646, The Hague

Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship, Sydney University


Small Project Grants (Quick Response) for SCCA, Ghana through CreateNSW


Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt Participant 

Arts Projects for Individuals Grant, Australia Council for the Arts


NSW Artists Grant NAVA


Fellowship at Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems Germany

Mentorship with Ajay Sharma Jaipur, India

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant


National Self Portrait Prize, UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane (finalist)

NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), Artspace, Sydney (finalist)

Marten Bequest Scholarship for Painting


New Work Grant (emerging), Australia Council for the Arts


Studio Residency at the Centre for Ceramics Pankow. Berlin, Germany


Australian Post-Graduate Award Scholarship




Melissa Loughnan, Australiana to Zeitgeist: An A-Z of Contemporary Australian Art. Thames & Hudson 2017 pp. 34-35 & cover


Sammy Preston, ‘Forecast Emily Hunt’, Vault, Issue 14, May 2016, pp. 124-127

“OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN”, The Journal of Australian Ceramics Vol 55, No.1

Emily Hunt & Raquel Caballero, “Vogue & Bogue” Sturgeon Magazine, Issue 5, May 2016, pp. 70-80

Isobel Parker Phillips, ‘The Mnemonic Mirror’, exh. cat., UTS Gallery, Sydney


‘Here today, tomorrow next week!: A ceramics roundtable by Glenn Barkley’, Art Monthly Australia Issue 281, July 2015.


Mikala Dwyer, ‘Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists’, exh. cat., The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney



Emily Hunt 'The Grotto', Artist Talk and Performance, The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia, June 2024

Emily Hunt 'Crystal Radio Geist', Artist Talk with India Rakusen, Sim Smith, London, UK, October 2023