Great news, my Artist Book, 'Wallpaper Collection' took out top award in "Publications" in the AADC awards. Congratulations to the boys at Voice for a beautiful job of 'realising my dream'. The AADC Awards are widely recognised as one of the best creative awards shows in the country. The 34th AADC Awards were held at the National Wine Centre of Australia on 7 March. Established in 1975 as the Adelaide Art Directors Club and more recently becoming the Adelaide Advertising and Design Club, the organisation exists to promote high standards in the South Australian advertising and design fields.
Featuring the iconic wallpaper designs of the late Florence Broadhurst. Only 1000 signed and individually numbered editions available.
Emma Hack's coveted first art book is available to order now.
Florence Broadhurst (1899-1977), designer, was born in Bundaberg, Queensland. A talented singer, in the early 1920s she travelled to southeast Asia and established a Performing Arts Academy in Shanghai. She married in England in 1929 and with her husband became co-director and designer for Pellier Ltd, a fashionable Mayfair dress salon. In 1949 she returned to Australia. After ten years of painting and exhibiting, she established a wallpaper business in Sydney. Finding the monochromatic, muted tonings that Australians favoured for interiors insufficiently vigorous to 'withstand modern living', she began producing vibrant oversized prints. The Broadhurst Design Collection had grown to some 800 patterns when she was murdered in October 1977. In recent years many of her designs have been reissued commercially, and she was the subject of both a biography and a feature film in 2006. READ MORE ON FLORENCE BROADHURST...
Emma continues to evolve her collection of the human form blended into Florence Broadhurst's iconic wallpaper artworks. Each style and character is created within the flow the wallpaper emits for a unique image. Emma's wallflower muses 'play' within the wallpapers interacting with their environment.
Her collection from 2008 features images of models holding native birds creating a 'floating' effect within the designs. Emma photographed this collection herself, evolving her talents to a multimedia art-form. Signature Prints have allowed Emma to utilise Broadhurst's wallpapers within her art collections.