Emma Ward is an early career artist living and working in Central Queensland. Emma’s practise explores painting, drawing and sculpture with an agenda of connecting and expressing emphatically to stories of the ‘nurturer’.


 Emma’s practice is a constantly evolving.  Inspired by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Janet Laurence, Cherry Hood and Gina Kalabishis, Emma is devoted to exploring the psychology of the female paradigm in society and in nature. 


Her stories connect feelings with memories, and the importance of recording subtle, yet powerful moments in time.  As a catalyst to unlocking narratives Emma uses familiar, often mundane objects to weave stories about identity, love and the feminine condition.



Born 1977

Lives and works in Rockhampton, Queensland

Emma's practise is currently exploring the psychology of the feminine paradigm through paint,

drawing and sculpture.


Currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Art with Curtin University 2020 - 2023



2017    Draft, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton

2017    Playtime, Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela

2015    Birds of a Feather, Banana Shire Regional Gallery, Biloela

2012    Lovers & Daydreamers, My Sisters House Store, Rockhampton


2019    Counterparts, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery

2018    Collection Intervention, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery 

2017    Caravan of Curiosities, Gympie Art Gallery

2017    Caravan of Curiosities, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery

2016    Caravan of Curiosities, Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery, Biloela

2016    Caravan of Curiosities, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon

2015    My Sisters House Store, Rockhampton

2013    Artists of SE Queensland, Art & Design Precinct Brisbane

2013    Inspirations, Royal Qld Art Society, Rockhampton

2013    Fresh Paint, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon

2011    Members Exhibitions, Mill Gallery, Yeppoon



2020    Finalist in the Stanthorpe Art Prize

2019    The Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund

            of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation – Qld Regional Art Awards,

            Flying Arts Alliance Inc.

2019    Finalist in Bayton Award, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery 

2019    Finalist in Lethbridge 20 000 Online Section

2019    Finalist in Artlovers Art Prize  see here

2019    Finalist in Contemporary Art Prize  see here

2018    Touring exhibition of the Qld Regional Art Awards see here 

2018    Finalist in CQU Creates University Prize

2018    Finalist in Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award

2018    Finalist in Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

2017    Finalist in the Bayton Award – Rockhampton

2017    Finalist for CQU Creates University Prize



2019    Rockhampton City Council Pathway Design creation for Gracemere Shops

2019    Artist in Residency Rockhampton South Kindergarten                                             

2018    Judge of Art Mix Students Art Prize, Banana Shire Regional

2018    Faces of Del, masterclass with Rockhampton Art Gallery

2018    Artist in Residency, Rockhampton South Kindergarten

2018    Workshops and Pop Up at Artists Village, Rockhampton River Festival

2018    St Peters Primary Artist in Residency, Year Prep - 6

2017    Monthly Watercolour classes, Rockhampton Art Gallery

2017    Collage workshop, Capricornia Printmakers

2016    St Peters Primary Artist in Residency, Year Prep - 6

2016    Arts in the Park, children’s workshops

2016    Creative workshops, Rockhampton Regional Council

2015    St Pauls Primary Artist in Residency, Year Prep - 7


Banana Shire Regional Gallery, Biloela 2017

Private collections around Australia, America, New Zealand, Netherlands