Emma Rochester is a female artist born in Australia, currently working in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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Emma Rochester’s cartographic art practice is an exploration of the sensory experience of place. One that goes beyond the hard rigorous line of mapping and the historical culture associated with the mapping process.

Sentient, emotive and responsive her drawing and video practice charts an understandings of landscape, place and terrain as felt and knowable. An expression of ‘place knowing’ that occurs when one extends her or his experience of place past the digital or two dimensional map.

Rochester uses drawing and video works to call for a re-imagining of place in order to explore unimagined possibilities for understanding the space and places we habituate or visit as tourist, explorer or pilgrim.

Artist in Residence at Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus mapping sites associated with the Hellenic/Syrian Goddess Aphrodite and her respective places of Pilgrimage.

Artist in Residence at CAMAC: Art Science and Technology, Marney sur Seine, France creating cartographic works out of large sheets of fabric.

Commissioned by the City of Melbourne to map The Dockland’s public berth’s for 2011 and to create four public drawing works.

Funded to cross a cultural and scientific zone on camels in the desert of Central Australia in order to create several drawing works.

Invited to map the Melbourne International Fringe Festival for Headquarters in 2009.

Artist in residence at CUBE 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre the artist’s drawing and video practice involves a re-imagining of the narrative and descriptive devices used to ascertain both the personal and public space.