Emma Douglas will be running a Grief and Empathy workshop on Sunday 23rd July in the East End Tent – approximate timing 11am. Buy tickets here

Emma Douglas (b. 1956 London) studied Fine Art BA at Middlesex Polytechnic (1976-79), Printmaking at Ecole des Arts Decoratifs Paris (1979-80) and an MA in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art (1980-83).

Since the death of her son in 2010 her work has been in conversation with him – about the love and the loss that she feels and the grief that has engulfed her. The colours reflect the mood that she is in and the memories that she has and the sadness of a future without him.

She has exhibited most recently in the Royal Academy Summer exhibition 2016, selected by the Jerwood Drawing Prize in both 2015 and 2013, the Redchurch Street gallery London in 2012 and SPACE Open studios 2012 and before that at the Royal Academy, The Whitworth Gallery, The Hayward Annual, the Whitechapel Open, The Serpentine Gallery, The Mulhouse Biennale (prize winner), The Barbican Gallery, The Ljubljana Biennale and at the Flowers Gallery London and New York.

She lives in London with her husband and two daughters and works from her SPACE studio in Hackney.