Ember Fairbairn

Ember Fairbairn

Ember Fairbairn has based herself primarily in Melbourne and Queensland, satisfying her love of contemporary culture and the need to be immersed in remote parts of nature. Fairbairn’s practice focuses primarily on painting and she holds a Masters in Contemporary Art. Ember is based in the Yarra Valley.

Her exhibiting history spans from 2001 in both solo and group shows in artist run spaces and commercial galleries in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore and New York. Awards include The 2020 Athenaeum Club visual Arts Research Award (2020), Gogo Art Series Award (2019) , Art150 Travelling Scholarship (2019), The Ravenswood Art prize for women (Finalist). Residencies include Montsalvat Art Centre and Yea Arts Festival.

'Within Fairbairn’s painting practice is an influence of nature, where she explores the metaphysical philosophy of ecology and her own body. The result is something akin to art as meditation; each consideration of process, colours, gestures playing out until the artist finds a resolution. The works reveal themselves in active gestures or layers of paint. They reveal a belonging, connecting Fairbairn’s time in the landscape, and evolving within nature. Spending time in nature becomes a meditation on being present in the moment, a feeling that comes through in her paintings, each gesture a methodology of grounding.'

– Emma Kate Wilson


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28/09/2021

EMBER FAIRBAIRN SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Ember Fairbairn has been selected as a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize. The a $30,000 national acquisitive prize is awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. The work will be displayed at Defiance Gallery in 2021.


Image: Ember Fairbairn, No man's land, 2021


21/08/2021

EMBER FAIRBAIRN IN THE TATIARA ART PRIZE

Ember Fairbairn has been selected as a finalist in the Tatiara Art Prize, a biennial $10,000 acquisitive art prize presented by the Walkway Gallery and supported by the Tatiara District Council. The 2021 prize will be judged by Ben Quilty, Tansy Curtin and Fulvia Mantelli.

To enquire about available works by Ember Fairbairn, please contact the gallery.

Image: Ember Fairbairn, Under flesh and earth, 2021


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Ember Fairbairn Long lost now in the forever dream 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm $3,000.00
Ember Fairbairn A hand between sky and earth 2021 oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Astral theatre 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Under flesh and earth 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 140 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Chumpistone 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm $3,000.00
Ember Fairbairn Ghost circus 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn The other way 2021 oil on dibond 180 x 140 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Soft eyes earthy hands 2021 oil on wood panel 140 x 200 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Portal 2021 oil on wood panel 140 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Born 2021 oil on wood panel 120 x 90 cm $4,200.00
Ember Fairbairn Study for inside things 2020 oil on wood panel 42 x 30 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn San Pedro’s love child 2020 oil on wood panel 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Grounding in light 2020 oil on wood panel 135 x 90 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Beyond the wall and the floor 2020 oil on Dibond on board 180 x 140 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Almost with you 2020 oil on wood panel 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Study for beyond object 2020 oil on wood panel 42 x 30 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Study for a way home 2020 oil on wood panel 42 x 30 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Many histories 2020 oil on wood panel 135 x 90 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Empress 2020 oil on wood panel 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn An ancestor 2020 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Once and future dream 2020 oil on board 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Magic river 2020 oil on board 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Stone water dreamer 2020 oil on board 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Felt you there 2020 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Coming in from the east 2019 oil on wood panel 160 x 120 cm Sold
Ember Fairbairn Long lost now in the forever dream 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm $3,000.00
Ember Fairbairn Chumpistone 2021 oil on wood panel 100 x 70 cm $3,000.00
Ember Fairbairn Born 2021 oil on wood panel 120 x 90 cm $4,200.00