Emily Binks is an artist and creative practitioner based at The Art House, Wakefield. She was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. Binks examines the notion of ‘home’ through sculptural experiments using mixed media including reclaimed discarded furniture parts, materials often associated with temporary shelter construction and neon.
Binks’ work has featured in exhibitions across the UK, while she has participated in notable artist residency programmes, such as the Glenfiddich International AiR, and previously collaborated with arts organisations and galleries such as The Hepworth, Leeds Art Gallery and YSI to deliver public engagement projects. Binks has most recently been artist in residence at Light Works, Blackpool, in collaboration with Lightpool Festival.
For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Emily worked with Year 4 students from Blackgates Primary Academy, Leeds, to consider the idea of ‘relationships’, encouraging the children to consider the way in which sculpture uniquely connects to humans.
Yorkshire Sculpture International has an extensive engagement programme, spanning education, community collaborations and artist support.
We explore sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us. We are currently working with a group of 25 artists across Yorkshire as part of our 2022 Sculpture Network.
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