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    Emily Allchurch
    Tokyo Story 8: Temple (after Hiroshige), 2011
    Transparency on LED lightbox 

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    Emily Allchurch
    Tokyo Story 5: Cherry Blossom (after Hiroshige), 2011
    Transparency on LED lightbox 

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    Emily Allchurch
    Tokyo Story 4: Interior (after Hiroshige), 2011
    Transparency on LED lightbox 

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    Emily Allchurch
    Urban Chiaroscuro 4: Rome (after Piranesi), 2012. 
    Transparency on LED lightbox. 116.4cm x 81.5cm

  • BP Art Exchange: featured artist Emily Allchurch

    Emily Allchurch
    Urban Chiaroscuro 8: St. Petersburg (after Piranesi), 2012.
    Transparency on LED lightbox. 116.4cm x 81.5cm

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    Emily Allchurch
    Sense of Soane, Pitshanger Manor,  Installation view
    Grand Tour: In Search of Soane (after Gandy), 2012
    Transparency on LED lightbox. 106.2cm x 182.4cm

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    Emily Allchurch
    Chiaroscuro Study 1 & 2: Berlin, 2013
    Archival Pigment print. 50cm x 95cm / 95cm x 50cm

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    Emily Allchurch
    Darkroom experiments. AA2A Artist in Residence,WimbledonCollege of Art 2013.

Emily Allchurch is a London based artist whose practice creates a dialogue between historical artworks and the present day, using photography and a complex digital collage technique to re-create the original in a contemporary idiom.

The starting point for much of her work is a brief but intensive encounter with a city or place, where her role is to witness and document an impression of a place in order to gather a huge image library to draw upon when making her re-creations.

Back in the studio she absorbs and filters the photographs she has taken to create a relevant and often poignant modern-day narrative. The selected images are meticulously spliced together using digital software to create a seamless new ‘fictional’ space, where each artwork is a journey compressed into a single scene.

An important part of her practice is working on projects with young people to foster their individual ideas as artists, and develop their understanding and appreciation of art history and its relevance to a contemporary audience. She has worked on projects with Tate’s Education and Interpretation Department for many years, and is a regular visiting artist to Fine Art courses across the UK.

She has exhibited and lectured extensively and has works in the permanent collections of Minneapolis Institute of Art (USA), Tokaido Hiroshige Museum (Japan), The States of Jersey and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. In 2013 she was artist in residence at Wimbledon College of Art and the Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Japan and in 2015 she will have a solo show at Manchester Art Gallery.