+ Emily Tracy - London based public artist & participatory projects


Emily Tracy makes site-specific socially engaged projects in public spaces, which encourage the exploration of place. Projects start with research, and seek participation using the asking question, or collecting of story, histories, data or objects. Running through the projects are re-occurring themes around environment, natural history, and human impulse to collect and sort. Working collaboratively, partners have included b-Side Festival, Space, Metal (Peterborough) and University of Leeds English Department, and creative collaborators have included a sound producer, animator, Entomologist, writer and many naturalists.

Each new project demands an immersive process of engaging in the fine detail to find the defining character, or nub of the question, and produce outcomes which are thought provoking and yet accessible to all.

My practice is multidisciplinary. Projects outcomes include installation, public art, event, physical and digital exhibition, and use collage, assemblage, sound and artist books.

Emily has invited audiences to collect and sort clutter, help reunite lost property, create collage to reflect lives of older people during Covid, and ask the question ‘What do we hold dear?’ Recent projects combine sound and image to explore an archive of dialect house at The University of Leeds, and an artist residency at Portland Bird Observatory in Dorset. Emily is working to create a series of large scale collaged installation, inspired by the history and architecture of former Landsdowne Social Club at 195 Mare Street, built in 1697.



Phone: 07985 567309


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