Emily McGardle

Artist Statement

Emily's work is concerned with political imagery and discourse, and the process a person goes through in order to create a political persona: the close consideration of their personal life, appearance, and how they conduct themselves. She have a specific interest in the emotional and capricious aspects of the political world, both local and global.
Printmaking is a constant feature of her practice which reflects the nature of political ephemera such as posters, leaflets, and newsletters. The use of satire is an important element of her practice, allowing her to highlight and exaggerate potential absurdities and ironies in politics in ways which could have the potential to be more accessible and engaging than current political discourse.




Emily Mc Gardle graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2016 with a First Class Honours in Fine Art. She is the inaugural recipient of the Mont Kavanagh Trust Fine Art Award, the A4 Sounds Studio Artist in Residence 2016, and a member of Black Church Print Studio since 2016. In 2018 she will begin a Masters in printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London.