Emily studied painting and Fine Art at Brighton Poly (1989-1992) and then Post Graduate studies at The Slade School of Art (1992-1994).
Emily has been working on participatory and installation projects since then, in collaboration with a wide range of partners and organisations to create projects, large and small. She has built, devised, collaborated, administered and fundraised for over 40 projects including large scale artworks, events, participatory and projects in schools for Festivals, Museums, galleries and arts organisations. The core work is site-specific temporary structures, which play with the architecture, history and stories of a place. Her work aims to allow participants to re view a familiar place through transformation and to stimulate a renewed ownership through participation. Emily has created projects for many organisations including: Totally Thames, Up Projects, The Bloomsbury Festival, Bow Arts, Brick Box, The National Trust and many others. In addition to solo projects Emily works with animator Elizabeth Hobbs. Together they are ‘Tracy & Hobbs’. Their projects have won awards including ‘ Best education project’ Rivers and Canal Trust and Audience Award First Light, UK Film Council. Emily has worked as an educator in schools, community settings and as visiting lecturer at UEL and as guest speaker at Science and Art conference (Silent Symposium) and Metal (Peterborough).