Emily Allchurch (b. 1974, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK) first specialised in sculpture before developing her unique approach to reimagining historical artworks in a contemporary photo-collage style. Her works draw inspiration from Old Master paintings and prints that offer a social commentary on their times. Adopting the compositional framework of these original images has evolved as a useful device to allow her own explorations around architecture, place, and culture to emerge, infusing contemporary life with a sense of history.Read More
Allchurch holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. She shows regularly across the UK and internationally, and is a frequent participant in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, UK. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Japan; Minneapolis Museum of Arts, USA; Museum of London, UK; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; States of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK and the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. Corporate collections include the Financial Conduct Authority, Unilever, Morgan Stanley, Schroders and Rathbones in London, Fidelity International in Tokyo, Gaw Capital and Link REIT in Hong Kong amongst many others.
Text courtesy Karin Weber Gallery.