Emma Drye focuses her practice on themes of partial encounter; both in relationships with others and in knowledge production through practice. She is Programme Leader for two discipline-specific undergraduate honours degrees, Drawing and Painting, at Open College of the Arts – an online provider of arts education for over 30 years and owned by the Open University. She is currently undertaking a PhD at Chelsea School of Art (UAL) contextualising elements of her own practice against the archive of the historic Artist Placement Group. She lives just outside Edinburgh.


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Selected Recent Exhibitions

(Forthcoming) Ilkon Gallery: Babble – selected group show, Ilkeston 2023

Edinburgh City Council: Open Plan (halted due to pandemic restrictions) – placement, Edinburgh 2020/21

The Arthur Conan Doyle Centre: Presence – placement, Edinburgh 2019

The Koppel Project: Xhibit – selected group show, Soho London, 2019

Edinburgh Art Festival: Meanwhile , Edinburgh 2018

Place + Platform: Reject, Reuse, Repurpose – Edinburgh Art Festival group show, Edinburgh 2017

The Assembly House: Baba Pie – group show, Leeds 2017

Embassy Gallery: Salonathon– group show Edinburgh 2016

Embassy Gallery: Print Portfolio, ECA staff and students – group show Edinburgh 2014

Angus Lubirimov: SIXTY – group show, London 2016 

Embassy Gallery: Salonely – group show, Edinburgh 2016

Embassy Gallery: Print Portfolio, staff and students from Edinburgh College of Art Masters programme, Edinburgh 2014

ECA MFA Degree Show: Masters of the Multiverse – group show, Edinburgh 2014

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre – A series of Workplace Manifestos – placement, Glasgow 2014

Tate Artist Rooms Project: Confessions in art / art confessions selected show, Edinburgh 2014

Fleming Collection: Leave the Capitolselected show, London 2013

Talbot Rice Gallery: FAIR – Group Show,  Edinburgh 2013

Embassy Gallery: No Melon, No Lemon – Group Show, Edinburgh, 2013


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