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29 Apr 15

Oxford Open Studios at
The Wiseman Gallery

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Emmie is exhibiting a selection of mixed media, architectural inspired pieces at The Sarah Wiseman Gallery as part of Oxford Open Studios 2015 from 09/05/15-30/05/15.

The smaller playful pieces have incorporated materials, such as rice and newspaper, that you might find on the inside of a house on the outside of it. This is looking at how the often plain exterior mask the character and individuality of the inhabitants. Unusual and found materials have also been used in 'La Puerta de Cuba'. Emmie was inspired by how anything could be turned into art whilst on an art residency in Havana last year. The building on a door pays homage to the Cuban ability for creativity in its material austerity. 'Romanian walk' (61x41cm above) is also of an adventurous nature portraying the semi abandoned triangular roofed churches of Romanian.


29 Apr 15

Mirror Man in Selfridges Atrium

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'The Mirror Man' is suspended from the ceiling over three floors Selfridges Atrium hanging along with 90 other chairs by prominent designers and artists including Richard Wentworth, Paul Smith and Yinka Shonibare. The installation and workshops are designed to highlight how the way we work is changing and how craftsmanship embraces technology. There are also a series of workshops run by the artist in the Ultralounge as part of Makerversity. For details please visit  WorkIt

‘The Mirror Man’ sits reflecting the frenetic and fragmented modern world around him. Made up of repurposed compact disks he not only reflects the colours and images around him but is made up of a plethora of zeros and ones of digital data that powers the modern world.

Emmie wanted to encompass the sense of fun, adventure and playful creativity that is a key feature in The Art Room.

The Auction is NOW live, get bidding at Paddle 8 website, with all proceeds going to the charity.


23 Oct 14

Creative Immersion Workshop - Antigua Guatemala


October 23 – November 2, 2014

Mixed-Media Artist Emmie van Biervliet from England will be leading this fun, creative, cultural adventure! We'll be creating beautiful travel journals, dancing to the salsa beat, immersing ourselves in the cultural magic of Antigua & Lake Atitlan. Our travel dates will take in "Day of the Dead – All Souls Day" one of the most colorful traditions of Guatemala, flying giant kites to communicate with their loved one who has passed on... a spectacular event to witness! No matter what level of artistic experience, we'll help you discover the creative spirit that resides within all of us! Space is limited – contact our office for details!!


15 Jun 14

Face Time at The Mall Galleries

16th - 21st June

'In partnership with Mall Galleries and The Threadneedle Foundation, The Art Room presents Face Time: An Exhibition in Aid of The Art Room, bringing together over 50 leading UK artists in a selling exhibition of individually designed clocks and original works of art.

Each year, The Art Room ask artists to create a piece of work, which they auction to raise funds for The Art Room charity. This year, artists who have contributed works include painters, sculptors, designers and photographers and big names of the contemporary British artistic scene.

With the patronage of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, The Art Room provides art as therapy to 5-16 year old children who are experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties. Clocks represent an important part of The Art Room’s own practice: the child’s transformation of regular items such as clocks, aprons and stools can help work towards increasing self esteem, confidence and introduces the children to a sense of empowerment through their own creativity.

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Emmie's piece 'World Time' is based on a cohesion of buildings in the world that are apart and yet linked. The piece looked to embrace The Art Room's philosophy of encouraging the unique but unitedness of young people.

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06 Jun 14

Interviewed on the art and travel website 'Wanderarti'

'Your paintings have a lovely unique, rustic style to them. How did this develop?'

I’m interested in old buildings, the characters who have lived there and who may live there in the future. A building as a storybook.

I worked on a project many years ago in a shantytown ‘Villa Maria’ in Peru, each day new people would arrive and set up home rising higher and higher into the barren mountains. They would use anything available to make their homes; bits of car doors, cardboard, packaging. I’ve always remembered and been inspired by this creativity in times of hardship.

To read the full article please click here


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