Ema Shin

Hearts of Absent Women
Image courtesy of the artist.
Copyright © 2005-2022 Ema Shin, All rights reserved.


I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work. I pay my respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.



Current Exhibitions & Events

SHE of Mind and Body
The exhibition SHE has over 20 years of history at the Walker Street Gallery. SHE of mind and body| depicts the multilayered and complicated aspects of being Woman today. It showcases the depth of textiles as a medium and its ability to speak without words. While there was a time, when the medium was considered merely a form of craft, more recent discourse has placed it at the forefront of contemporary art. In 2023, the SHE exhibition presents a celebration of ten female textile artists: Danielle (Dans) Bain, Anna Farago, Neroli Henderson, Georgia MacGuire, Chaco Kato, Vonda Keji, Caroline Phillips, Nusra Qureshi, Ema Shin, and Kate V M Sylvester.
7 February - 31 March 2023
Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre
1-9 Walker St, Dandenong VIC 3175, Australia


Hearts of Absent Women
Shin’s soft and fleshy textile sculptures memorialise unnamed women in patriarchal traditions and folk-art histories. Their untold stories are celebrated in this feminine expression of cultural rebellion.
Shin's solo show in Eora/Sydney includes soft embroidered sculptures, handwoven tapestries and giclee prints.
24 November 2022 - 25 January 202
Australian Design Centre
101-115 William St, Darlinghurst 2010 NSW Australia


Hi-Fructose The New Contemporary Art Magazine
Shin's featured article by Michelle Robertson with contributed by Harrison Cook on Hi-Fructose Magazine Volume 64.


Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Shin's artwork and an interview are featured on Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Issue 38 Snapshot Q&A.


Archival Giclee Prints are available for sale
Archival giclee prints of hand embroidery work Hearts of Absent Women by Ema Shin. Each work is signed, an edition of 50. Shop via PayPal. For local (Australia) purchases please contact directly via this website.


Exhibition catalogue - Hearts of Absent Women
Shin's current exhibition catalogue has been produced with essay by Sophia Cai and designed by Ramona Lindsay.


Shin's Studio Video which was created for Create Day 2020 part of London Craft Week in 2020 has been uploaded in Vimeo.