In the After | Emma White


8 March - 9 May 2022

WPACC Foyer Gallery 


This series of new work by Emma White navigates intergenerational legacy and the cathartic process of re-emerging after the loss of a mother. Through layered and foggy abstract representations, White’s paintings show undulating brush marks and vibrant earthy pigments that speak of landscapes, memory, and the ever-changing seasons of the North-East.

The soft textural tapestries pay homage to a prolific textile practice that once belonged to her mother, existing now as rough and raw painted surfaces. The self-taught process of creating each hand-woven tapestry unpacks reflections of grief and acknowledgement of missed opportunities and traditions that would commonly be passed from mother to daughter.


Emma White, Take it from Me, 2021, acrylic on cotton.