Emma Whitehead is a self-taught textile artist specialising in traditional and innovative embroidery techniques. She is co-director of the artist led gallery Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios and runs the TFA Studio Group. In 2019 she received the IDA Award from the University of Atypical to research & develop new ways of working adapted to disability.
Her practice explores our journeys through the natural world. Emma is inspired by cartography, taxonomy and the transformation of the used, discarded and broken. Using found and recycled objects she reanimates them by constructing textiles that invite the viewer to imagine the journey we and our material possessions take.