Sotherby’s Exhibition

Sotherby’s Exhibition: 29 April–7 May 2024 Art for At The Bus, Sotheby’s London


…Leading artists including Grayson Perry, Jenny Saville, Thomas Heatherwick, Bob & Roberta Smith, Veronica Ryan and Maggi Hambling are amongst those who have donated works for an exhibition at Sotheby’s in …
online auction, powered by Artsy . and open for bidding from 29 April till 5pm on 10 May 2024. Proceeds of the sale will go to AT The Bus.

“I wholeheartedly support AT The Bus who provide children with the sanctuary through art they need, having experienced the salvation of an art room myself as a child I fully understand the value and importance of this.” Emma Alcock 2024

See the press release here for more information.


Exhibition ‘Reflection on Light’

Exhibition ‘Reflection on Light’ – Twelve Female Artists
21 March – 24 April 2024, Gothic House Oxfordshire

Such a special exhibition to be part of with some remarkable artists. The author and award winning art critic Chloe Ashby wrote an insightful essay ‘Come to Light’ specially for the show below is a quote referencing my paintings.

‘… colour and light are inextricably entwined. The painter Emma Alcock would say the same for light and dark, an intimacy that plays out on her meditative canvases in the form of shadows, silhouettes and the gently glowing splinters in between.’

The Chapel of The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor in St Pauls Cathedral

August 2022. Commission by to draw The Chapel of The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor in St Pauls Cathedral, London by The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor.

Such an honour to be asked to draw this chapel, I spent a week in the crypt of St Pauls Cathedral and made a series of drawings, this was the one they chose and used it for their Christmas card.

House & Garden – November 2020

Painting ‘Green, Blue and White’ in the home of Tobias Vernon, gallery owner, designer and founder of 8 Holland Street.  The magazine celebrates the top 100 interior designers of today and this piece of work is part of a feature called ‘Calm and Collected’ about Tobias Verno’s own home and how art can contribute to a calm and balanced interior.

Oil paintings by Emma Alcock

Solo Exhibition – Quietude

Quietude – Solo Exhibition, Edinburgh
14th March – 6th April 2019
The Fine Art Society, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
See the Catalogue here (please view in full screen) or view it here.

After Louise Interview

This is an impromptu interview shot on set of the film ‘After Louise’. As the principal painter for the film, I explain the approach I had regarding the painting and what was important about the image in relation to the story.

After Louise by Scoop Films
Directed by the Scheimann Brothers
Starring Greg Wise and Alice Sykes

Original Artwork for Film – ‘After Louise’ by Scoop Films

Scoop Films have commissioned Emma to make artwork for their new production, ‘After Louise’. Filming begins in Spring 2016 and is directed by Danny Scheinmann & David Scheinmann, starring Greg Wise & Alice Sykes.

Emma is working closely with the production team and directors to make art that captures the essence of the story, some of her existing work will also be used in the film.

Spring/Summer 2016

Stanhope Art Competition – BBC Television Centre, London

Emma won a competition to produce art work for Stanhope plc.

The competition is part of a collaboration between Stanhope and the Royal College of Art Alumni. Emma has produced a drawing inspired by the BBC Television Centre, White City, London, during it’s redevelopment – this is one of their most recent and ongoing projects.

Other cultural developments by Stanhope include; Tate Modern, Royal Opera House, National Gallery Sainsbury Wing, Serpentine Pavilion and Glyndebourne, Sussex.

‘Helios, the Sun God from Greek mythology, stands high up in the centre of what was once a fountain in the middle of the courtyard named after him at the BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane. He was placed there to symbolise the radiation of television light around the world. What struck me as I first entered this space on a particularly sunny, cold November morning was the light, both direct and reflected. The courtyard was bathed, somewhat dramatically, in blinding sunlight casting dark shadows around the circular space, creating an almost theatrical set with strong contrasting tones.’

‘The building itself was at an interesting stage of redevelopment. It resonated with me personally, as it was a building I grew up almost in awe of, a place from which programmes were produced that informed my childhood. Yet there it was, emerging from the scaffolding, semi boarded-up and at the beginning of slowly transforming into its new function with 21st Century aspirations and needs.’

‘It’s exciting to see the BBC Television Centre being reborn. Helios will always remain symbolic, his presence assured high above the courtyard, representing the light was and is and always will be. I hope that my artwork, ‘Light’, in some way captures the moment in time I experienced, the middle stage of the regeneration of what must be one of this country’s most familiar pieces of 1960s architecture: it was a privilege to make a piece of work inspired by it.’

December 2015

Re-Work It – The Art Room & Threadneedle Foundation Partner with Selfridges

Emma has been asked, along with key creatives, such as Sebastian Conran, Lulu Guinness, David Linley and Nicky Haslam, to re-work a Ernest Race BA2 chair as part of an instillation to be suspended from Selfridges atrium ceiling. The project has been curated by Fair & Co and is in aid of The Art Room charity which offers art as therapy to young children in schools. Since 2012, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has been the charity’s Royal Patron. The chairs will be auctioned by online auctioneers Paddle8, going live online on 22 May 2015 and culminating in a live auction in Selfridges on 9th June 2015.

Emma will also be running a workshop in Selfridges on 11th May 2015 – for more information contact The Art Room.

“It’s always an honour to help in anyway I can for The Art Room. I have painted my chair to reflect the stillness of time when sitting in contemplation. For me at least, this is when art is created. Perhaps in a moment of stillness we can try to understand the sense of isolation and fear that some children feel in their lives. We can then appreciate the difference art can make to them when it is experienced in a safe environment, where they can express themselves freely amongst people they trust.”
(Emma Alcock April 15)

22nd May – 9th June 2015, Selfridges

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Emma’s Chair ‘Stillness’
Oil on gesso

Face Time – An Exhibition in Aid of The Art Room

Emma has been invited to contribute to the exhibition ‘Face Time’ alongside artists such as Cornelia Parker, Antony Gormley, Jenny Saville, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Maggi Hambling and Martin Creed. Artists have been asked to create a clock or donate an original piece of art. The exhibition is a fundraising event for The Art Room, working in partnership with the Threadneedle Foundation, at the Mall Galleries between the 16 – 21 June 2014. The Art Room is a fantastic national charity offering art as a therapeutic intervention to children and young people. It is warmly supported by its Royal Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

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Emma’s clock – ‘Balance’
Oil on gesso on board, 55cm

Artwork Projected on Stage

An Evening with Gabriella Swallow and her Urban Family – The Forge, Camden, London 12th February 2014

A large projection was set up on stage of ‘Silhouette of Flower with Jug’, along with the film, A Memory by Idris Khan, as part of a fantastic concert given by Gabriella Swallow, a leading and diverse performer of classical and contemporary music. Other performers were Guy Johnston, Ian Shaw, Lucy Shaufer, Martynas Levikis…

Click here to download images from the performance